A longish essay from Orion mag but so worth your time and thoughts. Enjoy. ❤
Thought some of you might be interested in a conversation between these two brilliant writers – Rebecca Solnit and Terry Tempest Williams.
A quick read and a good reminder from Rebecca Solnit. I love what she says about the difference between hope and optimism.
Back in April, I posted a link to a Poetry Off the Shelf discussion between Helena de Groot and the author of this book. https://seasonalreading.com/2020/04/15/poetry-off-the-shelf/ Well, it took some time but I finally got my hands on the book. It was not available for purchase through my library, so I took advantage of the inter-library
Thanks to borkali I have begun recieving the AEON Psyche newsletter. I have barely had a chance to explore but found this brief video just delightful… https://aeon.co/videos/two-strangers-forge-a-surprising-connection-as-they-climb-a-steep-lisbon-street
Just wanted to make sure all had a chance to see this. ❤
I found my way to this brief essay via LitHub and wanted to share it with all of you. There has been, and will be, so much written about her. This one is worth your attention. ❤
Cory Doctorow is usually referred to as a science fiction writer, but I think of him more as a prescient fiction writer. He takes a current trend or reality and extrapolates it out just a few years and, in doing so, shows us our probable or possible futures. They are often frightening, but always hold
Trapped in smoke – with so much of the west on fire – no sky, no stars, no distance. We are in a murky gray bubble, a smudged sphere, and I keep coming back to this piece I read in Orion magazine a few months ago. I have linked it here previously – Brilliant Forests,
I needed to read this book. I really did. Bregman takes up the long running conversation around whether humanity, as a species, is good or bad at the core. Are we evil, self serving, barbaric, held barely in check by the veneer of civilization? Or are we in fact motivated by grace, community, love? Bregman