Wild #fungus loop in our yard.
#Reading Democracy May Not Exist But We'll Miss It When It's Gone, Astra Taylor. Just getting started on this one, musings on democracy's tensions (esp with elite?) and what it would mean in more parts of life (work, community, justice). We'll see how much she wants to discuss #anarchism but non-hierarchical self-rule seems centered, and the ideal of democracy as a process of refining/demanding not a static thing.
#Reading The Romance of American Communism, by V Gornick. 70s interview vignettes of former CPUSA members presenting a broad varied view of how they came to CP (family, community, union, politics or workers struggle), what passion or focus held them in through contradiction and constant organizing, and how they reacted and recovered from dissolution of this sense of total purpose (some remain activists or organizers, most pursued some other American life, some angry still some nostalgic).
Kenya plastic bag ban: Three fruit sellers arrested in Nairobi
Did you know this? Several African countries are ahead of the curve. I only knew about Kenya before.
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RTs appreciated <3
a few snippets from our open-source handbook:
Oh gee the PinePhone really looks like what I've been missing. Back in 09 I had an N900 as my "superphone" running Maemo (following the previous nerdy N series tablets), but then Nokia gave up and android phones caught up and... here we are, reasonable looking hardware in an open source connected phone again. Will watch for stock / next version, I'm on the fence of going back to a flip phone in 2020 already.
When the river floods
Our swamp rises
Morning fog meets
A subtle current
#Reading Waste by Kate O'Neill: 20% of all landfill trash is food waste / only 3% of food waste from farm to plate is composted [what a tragically simple climate crime]
Just finished How To Do Nothing - now I’m fired up to either cry or plant trees but I can’t really do either today. I did see a pair of pileated woodpeckers in my neighbors’ yard, just as the book ended on her sighting of the brown pelicans; a sweet little coincidence that encapsulates just how exactly right this book was for me in content and timing. If you like this account you should really check it out.
#Reading Jenny Odell's #HowToDoNothing call to reclaim attention from advertising social networks to retain more will and more connection->sensitivity->attentiveness to place and region. Discusses #mastodon briefly towards the end as well as #ssb, I quite like the idea of a home-based pub/instance for when folks visit, in our case almost a Guestbook (and echoes early bbs and web guestbooks). It is a beautiful book of non-traditonal art criticism and contextualism as well.
"I concluded from my reading of classical economics that the creation of poverty is as fully intentional as the creation of wealth"
Reading Woolf's #ARoomOfOnesOwn and thinking about why poverty and inferiority are useful to the powerful. Thinking back to Kendi's #StampedFromTheBeginning and how the U.S. is a racist nation, no diversion required from our historic role to subjugate. Thinking about our southern border. Reading Vollmann's #HarpersMagazine essay on that, ends by quoting #ForWhomTheBellTolls, "There are many who do not know they are fascists but will find it out when the time comes."
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