I just don’t think my ancestors suffered so I could spend ten hours a day shifting pixels around to raise ad revenue for a corporation complicit in genocide. So I could forget their names, miss their funerals, never hold jesa. -Jefferson Lee, via aaww.org This is a great piece of fiction by Jefferson Lee.
As a Child, You Worried You Would Be an Orphan, written by Charlotte Pence, is so poignant. Especially now, when there are so many people (including my wife and I) working with and adjusting to their aging parents.
This week I’m grateful: for pizza, delivery, and pizza delivery. for work calls that start off with a “quick question” but then evolve to just hanging out and chatting for a little while, if only to keep each other company. for the silence at the end of a cd, after playing it all the way […]
This week I’m grateful: for the little bit of rain that we had the other day. Though it was very light, it made me happy and hopeful for more. for the friendliness of the oven-repair person. Though he didn’t have the right parts to replace for our oven (and has to come back next week), […]
This week, I’m grateful: for taking half the week off of work, leading into a long weekend. Rest is good! for great grilled hamburgers, grilled chicken for burrito bowls, and just being able to throw things on the grill for quick, easy, and tasty meals. for sleep. for music. for the privilege (and being spoiled […]
Sometimes, on Friday nights before a long weekend, when you are settling in together to watch new episodes of some of your favorite shows, the occasion calls for freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. And sometimes, with 5-minutes left before the cookies are finished, your oven angrily beeps and flashes F96 at you. It’s those times […]
It’s like writing at school: In English class you’d write in your book and you can’t erase what you’ve written. It’s easy in Microsoft Word to be so pedantic and look at a blank screen. With typewriters, there’s more permanent to what you put on paper. Sometimes that leads to more creative outcomes because you […]
Wild grass and reedscoarsely whisperThere’s no waterTrees siphon the last from their ownfibers withinTheir roots shriveled in pain.The birds find puddlesthough “puddles”are not what they expect.We humans pray for rainas our sprinklerswater our sidewalks.
Friday! Here’s your mood setter, Yuma Abe’s “Omaemo”. Have a great weekend! 🎵
All you can do is keep making the work you want to see in the world. Austin Kleon Austin Kleon knows just what to post at exactly the same time I am contemplating something that correlates.
From Anne Helen Peterson’s “The Final Frontier of the Text Inbox“: West Elm will be emailing you once a day about the last day of its Summer Clearance until you die. Even after you die, maybe even after West Elm dies, the emails will still hit your inbox, like boats against the current, borne back […]
Today’s mood setter is “Oh!”, by The Linda Lindas. 🎵
Clouds Blocking light, blocking thought An occasional bird weaves in and out of vision. Earth Scars of disaster and of man An occasional tree grows despite our best efforts. Underground So dark and yet comfortingly warm An occasional Earth emerges. To cover and renew.
Watched episodes 1-3 of Only Murders In the Building and just watching the chemistry between the cast makes me happy to watch this. Funny, and looks like the story is going to be really good. 📺
Finished Reading Incredible Doom Vol. 1. 📚 I took @sod’s recommendation and am very happy I did so. There’s so much to love in each drawn frame and the story is stellar. I’m anxiously waiting for the next volume.
In airports, I have never been a resident alien; I am a traveler, just like everyone else. I really love this comic by Shing Yin Khor.
I have today’s mood setter, Santigold’s “Run the Road”, playing loud. Windows open, volume up! 🎵
Things that grow in containers, sibsiding only off of what is given, provided, and falls their way by happenstance. Scheduled and pruned and measured, water, fertilizer, soil and the fauna that visit. Kept by their owners or ones that their owners pay to keep. They envy the weeds that grow nearby.
Watched Tigertail (2020) 🎥 A beautiful story with excellent performances. This movie says a lot about the things left unsaid, stories untold, and actions never taken.
For me, success is not a public thing. It’s a private thing. It’s when you have fewer and fewer regrets. ~Toni Morrison