10 Things I Liked Enough to Show You: 30 January – 5 February 2016

  1. With all the talk of simplification and decluttering over the last few years, it's nice to hear that my clutter might have surprising health benefits.
  2. Susan Cain has started a new podcast, Quiet: The Power of Introverts with Susan Cain, and I'm always up for some time with my introverted brethren.
  3. Sometimes, I think the bigger problem for women in society isn't those who abuse and oppress us but those who count themselves as good men and yet do nothing.
  4. This short-spined dog better find a good home, because I fell for him immediately.
  5. Factory workers for major fashion labels continue to live and work under inhumane conditions so we can have cheap goods.
  6. The 2016 PEN Literary Awards shortlists are out!
  7. This woman got the satisfaction of crashing her own funeral after her husband thought the hit men he hired had murdered her.
  8. The UN wants countries affected by the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness linked to microcephaly, to lift restrictive bans on abortion so women can seek humane treatment.
  9. Susan Sarandon still has a great set of breasticles at 69 that she dresses up rather well, and the misogynist propriety police can't handle it.
  10. Danah Boyd ripped my bandaid off (it keeps being ripped off, because of my damn idealism): "We built the Internet hoping that the world would come. The world did, but the dream that drove so many of us in the early days isn’t the dream of those who are shaping the Internet today. Now what?"

30/365: Not of the World

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Reserve
cultivated
in hope of holy gain—
be in the world, not of the world
daunts love.


I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.

10/365: I Will Myself

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Winter's dark weighs grim.
Hot radiators spit steam.
I will myself through.


I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.