From The Guardian Interview with Paul Butler, Author of “Chokehold: Policing Black Men” (Aug 11, 2017)

“The jury took less than 10 minutes to acquit me. But the experience made a man out of me. It made a black man out of me.” -Paul Butler on his experience getting arrested, read the whole interview here. To

From Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude M. Steele

How easy it is to ignite human bias. Nothing special about the perpetrator or the victim is required. Ordinary human functioning–maintaining one’s self-esteem–is enough.

Poetry Ptuesdy: The Crazy Woman by Gwendolyn Brooks

I shall not sing a May song. A May song should be gay. I’ll wait until November And sing a song of gray. I’ll wait until November. That is the time for me. I’ll go out in the frosty dark

Dear Body

This post is brought to you by, having a think in the bath over a chat with a friend. Dear Parts, thank you all for being here today. Dear Body, thank you for being here and being healthy. I didn’t

Watch “Kukuwa African Dance – Feel Good Friday 15 min” on YouTube

A genuine gem, pure joy to witness.

Stardew Valley: a collection of moods

This is also a summary of what I have been up to besides disinfecting high touch surfaces and general cleaning.

Every Covid-19 Commercial is Exactly the Same

Isn’t this enough to make you think long and hard about every potential purchase?

Really Pretty Things I’m Not Buying Now and Not Ever

Since the start of last year, I’ve significantly cut my discretionary spending (especially, especially on clothes, which I later expanded to other ‘problematic’ categories). Something that happened since the pandemic is I’ve drastically cut all spending and really begun to

I’m having the quaran-time of my life!

Y’all already know this but I’ve organized my craft supplies at long last. I also cleaned my entire fridge. I cleaned every single drawer in the house, spread over days (bathrooms, kitchen, and then furniture). I mended my cat’s bed

Covid-19: What I’m doing to reign in anxiety

Yesterday Amanda’s college bestie, an intelligent and wonderfully warm man, kindly checked in on me. Our exchange inspired me. He said that he only reads 6 articles/listens to the news twice each week. Because he works in a hospital, where

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