Kai, (who grew up in Berkeley and went to Reed College in Portland, Oregon, like I did - I texted the following to her)
Berkeley Bowl (co-op like grocery store) mini-ethnography here: strawberries for $1.39/lb, the guy with the dreads has a head band over them near the meats, and his glasses are cool ... into the fruits and veggies ... journeying in in in to this pool of visual mind expansion :)
Swimming in colors as I back in to the check out line to barter with not bicycling bitcoin, not cash, but credit with the chip on the card ... so yes returning here to political economy qs .. but soon now to return to visual media
Loss leader seeker here - cukes for .29 each...but, on Skyline Drive now, soon to head home to Canyon, with a different palette of visual media, Kai!
See, the person at the cash register back at the Bowl is from Ethiopia, part of the large Amharic-speaking community in the East Bay and she, who is centered and great and I think appreciating being in the States, is an example of the people-focus of this mini Anthropology in text messaging ... I bet there could even be a dissertation up in the UC Berkeley Anthropology library ... but anyway, Kai, here's a beginning startup online Amharic language University - http://worlduniversity.wikia.
com/wiki/Amharic_language - not yet Amharic ... not sure whether the Ethiopia WUaS (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nation_States) is already begun or not. How are you? :) Your Bowl-ethnographer signing off for awhile. :)
O, just checked - it is ... here's the beginning Ethiopia World University and School - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Ethiopia - but not yet in Amharic or other languages there ...
(This old Berkeley Bowl is on Oregon Street in Berkeley ... and they expanded about 3 years ago to another Berkeley Bowl possibly 2 miles away and close to Highway Interstate 80 :)
Just found these two papers online about Amharic ...
Amharic infixing reduplication targets heavy syllables
Hannah Sande January 2, 2015
Hannah Sande January 2, 2015
Weight-dependent infixing reduplication in Amharic∗
On another Berkeley note: )
Open Band (Berkeley) musical flower opens from 8-10 pm on Mondays As a musician bee I co-pollinate this wee flower w dancers pas de basque-ing around:)
*Open Band musical flower opens from 8-10 pm on Mondays As a musician bee I co-pollinate this wee flower w dancers pas de basque-ing around:)— Open Band (Berkeley) (@TheOpenBand) May 25, 2016
Some related Berkeley Bowl posts ~
Dew: Soaking in the Harbin warm pool as coming home to relaxation response, Skippering a small sail boat as human agency, Illuminated Berkeley eveninghttp://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/02/dew-soaking-in-harbin-warm-pool-as.html
Great Horned Owl Chicks: What's the Neurophysiology of 'Now'?, Berkeley Student Fee-Rise Protest, Zil-lions of motifs & rifs for Loving Blisshttp://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2009/11/great-horned-owl-chicks-whats.html
And another post re Kai ~