#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.
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."
Marilynne Robinson #HarpersMagazine essay "Is Poverty Necessary"
This summer of road trips I intend to visit a number of community/cooperative inspirations from years of reading:
The Nearings / Good Life Center
Twin Oaks Intentional Community
Truth or Consequences, NM
But I'm also headed through lots of the midwest and west, so what similarly broadly construed inspirations should I read and see (that aren't Pacific Coastal)?
#Reading Deschooling Society, Ivan Illich (1970), and The Weight Of Light: A collection of solar futures (2018)
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i just changed my desktop background to this #Monet and i am pleased
i am ready for spring
Attended an interesting Solarize regional pitch tonight. They basically do 12mo campaigns targeted at a city or region to RFP a solar installer, recruit residential and commercial installs, and tier pricing based on total kWh for the campaign. Was surprised to learn 25yr equip guarantees (85% output) are norm. Esp here with no other incentives or funding backstops beyond the expiring federal tax, it seems like a smart "market-based crowdsourcing" way to localize interest and installer staffing.
White #fungus on persimmon logs, orange on elm. Did they live in the trees before they were cut down? Before they started dying?
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WH press conferences seem like a fine place for automated robots to replace humans, like bomb disposal bots or your boss leaning over your cubicle wall telepresence or roombas.
Excited to start #Reading Belinda Barnet's "Memory Machines" history of pre-web hypertext.
I'm 6 books behind again on author gender parity for my #Reading this year, every Male author I read from here to NYE likely makes the goal impossible.
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Went to a well-attended rally for our hopeful black woman governor candidate afterwards. It'll be a stretch, but one step complete.
Every trip to the grocery store I'm shocked by the overwhelming majority of breakfast cereals that are coated in a extra layers of sugar (and usually neon), as a parent who never had such things at home growing up. And yet I think we can cut ourselves off fossil fuels in my lifetime, what insanities we accept each day. #smallstories
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