I’ve had a summer of not reading — well, not reading books. Not playing bingo. Reading papers, reading discussion posts, — water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink! I’ll stop whining now. I do listen to music a lot and The Islands are a favorite — I spun the whole album (it’s amazing)
An article I think my friends here will enjoy, too:
I finished listening to this book today, and my brain is bent. Calling all fans of sci-fi–complex sci-fi. I didn’t know how to say anything about this that wouldn’t spoil it, but I found a reviewer who did the job well. The book begins with a boatload of characters, and I laughed out loud when
This is powerful stuff, really packs a punch. Another gem from Orion.
A really fun and engaging read from Orion: https://orionmagazine.org/article/ed-yong-alice-wong-interview/
While this novel is over 500 pages long, it covers only ten days in the lives of three barely adult young men, Emmett, Duchess, and Wooly and Emmett’s younger brother Billy, as they travel east along the Lincoln Highway. When Emmett is dropped off at the defunct family farm in Nebraska by the juvenile detention
I attended a zoom workshop on hope at Upaya with Johanna Macy on Sunday. It made me ponder the Buddhist 4 immeasurables: Loving Kindness, Compassion (being present to suffering), Shared Joy, (being present to joy) and Equanimity. I believe all are necessary to stay sane and effective in times of crisis. A current crises for
It’s been over two years since I’ve written here. I want to thank everyone who shows up for the zoom meetups and still makes me feel included. I’ve been reading, but not sharing. I haven’t felt inclined to share because I don’t know how interested any of you would have been in the books I
I think this ticks off a few bingo squares – a Queer futuristic sci-fiKorean-centric military strategy and political intrigue. The science part in the sci-fi part is not explained well, but it is based on harnessing the physics of belief systems, and specifically belief in a ritualistic calendar with the main purpose of upholding a
This lovely film has so many layers. It speaks to the eye, the ear, the heart. This one is for you, Alison. I think you know why.