lqb2weekly #161 (10 nov 2021)

hey,

it’s been a minute. i was hoping to get back to weekly (or at least bi-weekly) publishing of this newsletter but it seems life had other plans (including my grandma leaving her earthly body. love you, mama brown!). that grief work has been well held so if you have condolences to send my way, please use that energy instead to connect with your own grandparents or honoring ones you’ve lost. :)

ANYWAYS, two big things here:

first of all, KENDRA WON HER CITY COUNCIL RACE OMFG. by a large margin, too. thanks for all the $$, energy, food, and/or time yall have sent her way. and now, the hard part… actually governing. phew. (also, since she’s going to city council, she’s leaving her job at resist and they are hiring for that position. spread the word!)

second of all, the podcast i got interviewed on, the wonder dome, release my interview in late october. check it out! it was a very fun convo. it’s available wherever you get your podcasts (including apple, spotify, and all the other platforms) and also on the wonder dome website. take a listen and let me know what you think!

and if you like it and wanna share it, here are some posts to share that make that easy Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

here are a few quick lil things and then on to all the other things:

that’s all for now. on to the things!

(!!) pick of the pack


writing

some things i’ve written since the last newsletter:

quotes

there is nothing new under the sun…

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

All virtues are useless without tenderheartedness. — Richard Gregg

I suggest that we are thieves in a way. If I take anything I do not need for my own immediate use, and keep it, I thieve it from someone else… . If everybody would just take enough for himself and nothing more, there would be no pauperism in this world, there would be no man dying of starvation in this world. As long as we have this inequality, we are thieving. — Mahatma Gandhi, Monastic Journey to India by M. Basil Pennington

To acknowledge our ancestors means we are aware that we did not make ourselves, that the line stretches all the way back to God. We remember them because it is an easy thing to forget: that we are not the first to suffer, rebel, fight, love and die. The grace with which we embrace life, in spite of the pain, the sorrow, is always a measure of what has gone before. — alice walker

For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change. Racism and homophobia are real conditions of all our lives in this place and time. I urge each one of us here to reach down into that deep place of knowledge inside herself and touch that terror and loathing of any difference that lives here. See whose face it wears. Then the personal as the political can begin to illuminate all our choices. — Audre Lorde

…while living persons are not responsible for what their ancestors did, they are responsible for the society they live in, which is a product of that past. — jack forbes, native historian

The history of the United States is a history of settler colonialism—the founding of a state based on the ideology of white supremacy, the widespread practice of African slavery, and a policy of genocide and land theft. — Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

Our nation was born in genocide.… We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. — Martin Luther King Jr.

When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money. — Alanis Obomsawin

One of the only true shortcuts in life is finding an expert and apprenticing under them. — James Clear

The biggest risk to productivity is always the same: working on the wrong thing. — James Clear

poetry

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reads

some things i’ve read since the last newsletter:

listens

some audio and/or podcasts i’ve listened to since the last newsletter (so many good listens this round):

watches

some videos i watched since the last newsletter:

jams

some things i’ve been (aurally) enjoying since the last newsletter:

  • wildfire — cautious clay

  • everybody business — kehlani

  • higher self — liyah dalani, maijah

  • relocate — durand bernarr

jobs

upcoming events

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$$ (fun-raising)

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other opportunities

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mood