Vanessa Nakate is a young climate activist from Uganda. When she became aware of the climate crisis and its disastrous impact upon her country, she decided she had to do something. She became internationally known at the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She was one of five international delegates alongside Greta Thunberg. The
Our beet (and carrot) harvest — beets older than Baby Angel! We are going to ferment them for her birthday fiesta. Gotta love nature, people. And dang, I’m sorry if you don’t love beets – I am so lucky I married a Polaki dude who loves his ROOTS 😉
Saw this article in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/apr/02/ocean-vuong-i-was-addicted-to-everything-you-could-crush-into-a-white-powder Spring is springin’ – I feel inspired by all this new reading.
Temporary Matters by Hiromitsu Koiso: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/157536/temporary-matter I was instructed not to go out into society because of a temporary matter where corpses were multiplying every day. I thought it was a chance to do something I hadn’t done, and so I signed up for an introductory poetry course on a Massive Open Online Course because
Discovered Rae’s new poem “Smidgens” in the most recent NYer magazine and found it online here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/04/04/smidgins Enjoy, friends.
This is a memoir that exemplifies the phrase coined by the feminist Carol Hanisch in an essay she wrote in 1969, “The Personal is Political.” The essay was in response to criticism of consciousness raising groups. Moore spent a good deal of his early life thinking that the his personal circumstances and the personal circumstances
Every year our local women’s help center, Centre Safe, raises funds by screening Lunafest short films at a local theater. When COVID closed the theaters, the event became available online. The films are all made by women and the ticket sales support women filmmakers and women’s groups. The tickets are $15 plus a small fee.
Ok, this is strangely meditative. Augmented by silence…
The Secret to Superhuman Strength is a graphic memoir. It’s the first book I have ever read by Alison Bechdel. She’s a wonderful cartoonist who became well know through her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For (1983–2008). She went on to produce two previous graphic memoirs, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and Are You
I subscribe to Jenni Monet’s online newsletter, Indigenously. It’s a great resource for information concerning Native American issues. She often makes suggestions for further reading. Based on Monet’s recommendation, I read Ada Blackjack. Her story is a page-turner about early exploration in the Arctic. In 1921 four young men and one Native American woman, Ada