Book - What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky Show more
Just finished “What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky” - short stories by Lesley Nneka Arimah
Highly recommend listening to Levar Burton read the title story:
Book - Go Home! Show more
Just finished "Go Home!" edited by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Collection of essays, stories, and poems by Asian diasporic writers
Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny Show more
Just finished "Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny" by Kate Manne
"misogyny should be understood primarily as the "law enforcement" branch of a patriarchal order, which has the overall function of policing and enforcing its governing norms and expectations
sexism should be understood primarily as the "justificatory" branch of a patriarchal order, which consists in ideology that has the overall function of rationalizing and justifying patriarchal social relations"
Book - Thick Show more
Just finished: "Thick" by Tressie McMillan Cottom
Chris Hayes Why is This Happening podcast interview:
The Electorette podcast interview:
Her previous book is also a good read: "Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy"
Haymarket book sale - Black Liberation Show more
Just a heads up, Haymarket Books has a 50% off sale for selected titles for Black History Month.
I picked up a few that my library doesn’t have
Wait a minute, I can upload videos? 😸
Book - Decolonizing Wealth Show more
Just finished: “Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance” by Edgar Villanueva
Lots to chew on - white supremacy, colonization, decolonization, how most philanthropy upholds existing power structures and denies the autonomy and humanity of those it claims to help.
Regarding problems with philanthropy, Anand Giridharadas’ book “Winners Take All: The elite Charade of Changing the World” is another good read.
NPR Code Switch - Decolonizing beauty Show more
Anyone else follow NPR Code Switch?
Book - Upstream Show more
“I would say that there exist a thousand unbreakable links between each of us and everything else, and that our dignity and our chances are one. The farthest star and the mud at our feet are a family; and there is no decency or sense in honoring one thing, or a few things, and then closing the list. The pine trees, the leopard, the Platte River, and ourselves - we are at risk together, or we are on our way to a sustainable world together. We are each other’s destiny.” -Mary Oliver
This is Moo, devourer of veggies
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Waited a little too long to harvest the zucchini
Book - Ravens/Tower of London Show more
Just finished: “The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London” by Christopher Skaife
Don’t know why I thought this would be mostly about ravens (it wasn’t).
Book-Nature/Biology Show more
“My somatic life is the wondrous gift wrought by my forthcoming death.”
- Ursula Goodenough
Book-Nature/Biology Show more
Just finished: “The Sacred Depths of Nature” by Ursula Goodenough
“Does death have any meaning?
Well yes, it does. Sex without death gets you single-celled algae and fungi; sex with a mortal soma gets you the rest of the eukaryotic creatures. Death is the price paid to have trees and clams and birds and grasshoppers, and death is the price paid to have human consciousness, to be aware of all that shimmering awareness and all that love.”
California native plant gardener / wetland restoration / trail crew / wildlife tracker
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