lqb2weekly #176 (21 jul 2022)
so. every once in a while i get a newsletter that i completely stall out on sending. usually it’s because my life and/or the world is overwhelming.and i overthink what to say in this opening text. when all or most of the events i was going to share in a newsletter have passed and i have to delete them all from the draft before sending i know i’m stalled.
that’s where we are with this newsletter.
what i’ve learned is that the best way forward is to write as little as possible in this intro text and just hit send.
so here you go. i hit send.
on to the things!
(!!) pick of the pack
some things i’ve written since the last newsletter:
Jul 2, 2022 | grief at work
there is nothing new under the sun.
Nearly everything awesome takes longer than you think. Get started and don’t worry about the clock. — James Clear
Formal education is not nearly as important as an unquenchable thirst to learn. — James Clear
Once you have learned to ask questions – relevant and appropriate and substantial questions – you have learned how to learn and no one can keep you from learning whatever you want or need to know. — Neil Postman
Mental toughness is often portrayed as determination and persistence, but it can also be flexibility and adaptability.
- I can be happy anywhere.
- I can work with what I have.
- I can have a good day with anyone.
You are tough when your mood is not dependent on your conditions. — James Clear
Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim. — Vicki Harrison
…comfort and transformation do not live on the same block. — mia mingus
Is your reading and research supplementing your actions or substituting for them? Research is useful until it becomes a form of procrastination. — James Clear
When you create a difference in someone’s life, you not only impact their life, you impact everyone influenced by them throughout their entire lifetime. No act is ever too small. One by one, this is how to make an ocean rise. — Danielle Doby
My own personal theory is that this is the very dawn of the world. We’re hardly more than an eyeblink away from the fall of Troy, and scarcely an interglaciation removed from the Altamira cave painters. We live in extremely interesting ancient times.
I like this idea. It encourages us to be earnest and ingenious and brave, as befits ancestral peoples; but keeps us from deciding that because we don’t know all the answers, they must be unknowable and thus unprofitable to pursue. — Teresa Nielsen Hayden
wild geese by mary oliver
some things i’ve read since the last newsletter:
Balancing urgency and patience when the world is burning around us | Act Build Change (!!)
Scientific Evidence to Support 'Seven Generations' future thinking; our toxic chemical exposures may harm our great-grandchildren | NRDC
Managing Grief and Loss At Work: A Guide for Employees & Managers | Pathways
My friend just died. I don't know what to do. | r/Assistance (!)
Australia honey bees put in lockdown due to deadly varroa parasite | BBC
Supreme Court narrows sovereignty for Oklahoma tribes | The Hill
The Darkness of Your COVID-19 Rapid Test May Indicate Your Level of Infection | Very Well Health
Still testing positive after day 10? How to decide when to end your COVID isolation | NPR
Dad Helped Highland Park Suspect Buy Gun Even After Threat to ‘Kill Everyone’ | Vice News
some audio and/or podcasts i’ve listened to since the last newsletter:
adrienne maree brown — “We are in a time of new suns” | On Being with Krista Tippett (!!)
Yohann Hari - THE ATTENTION CRISIS | Chasing Consciousness (!)
S2 Ep12: Harm, Punishment, and Abolition with Mariame Kaba | Finding Our Way
The Practices We Need: #metoo and Transformative Justice Part 2 | How to Survive the End of the World
Chris Fields PHD - QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT | Chasing Consciousness
A Prayer For Our Bodies | How to Survive the End of the World
some videos i watched since the last newsletter:
Resting in God | Dharma Talk by Thich Nhat Hanh | Day 1 of the Israeli Palestinian Retreat (2003) (!!)
some things i’ve been (aurally) enjoying since the last newsletter:
California Campaign Organizer | Free Press | $62-67k | Sacramento, CA
Digital Communications Strategist | Free Press | $73-80k | Washington, DC
Government Relations Manager | Free Press | $75-90k | Washington, DC
Deputy Policy Director | Free Press | $110-125k | Washington, DC
Senior Director of Communications | Transportation Alternative | $110k | NYC
Senior Graphic Designer (Seasonal) | Transportation Alternative | $40/hr | NYC
Events Associate | Transportation Alternative | $52k | NYC
Membership Associate | Transportation Alternative | $52k | NYC
Legislative Manager | Transportation Alternative | $70k | NYC
Director, Families for Safe Streets | Transportation Alternative | $100k | NYC
Field Team Ambassador (Seasonal) | Transportation Alternative | $21/hr | NYC
Accountant | Borealis Philanthropy | $62-78k | Remote
Spark Justice Fund (SJF) Program Officer | Borealis Philanthropy | $86-107k | Remote
Fund for Trans Generations Program Director | Borealis Philanthropy | $102-127k | Remote
Capacity Building Manager | Borealis Philanthropy | $86-107k | Remote
Grants Associate | Borealis Philanthropy | $50-63k | Remote
Anti-Displacement PDX Coalition Manager | Unite Oregon | $55-60k | Portland, OR (this organization is hiring multiple positions!)
Policy and Advocacy Director | Imagine Black | $70-80k | Portland, OR
Field and Organizing Director | Imagine Black | $70-80k | Portland, OR
Civic Engagement Specialist | Imagine Black | $50-60k | Portland, OR
Grants Manager | Imagine Black | $60-70k | Portland, OR
Executive Assistant | Imagine Black | $80-90k | Portland, OR
Crisis Line Specialist | Call to Safety | $18/hour + benefits | Remote
On-Call Advocate | Call to Safety | $17.75/hour + benefits | Remote
Development & Data Systems Manager | Grassroots International | $60-71k | Remote (Boston)
Donor Relations Coordinator | Grassroots International | $60-69k | Remote (Boston)
July 26-31, 2022
August 2-7, 2022
October 15-20, 2022
October 22-27, 2022
a fundraiser to support an author in writing a book about being a Native/Indigenous woman who was raised outside of her community
(preface, this fundraiser has hit its goal and any extra contributions i’m sure would be appreciated!)
my family’s west african cusine restaurant, bintimani, is just $12K away from being able to open in east providence this august, and any level of support you can offer would be life changing for us, and our community:
solstice newsletter: #4 - eclipsed + w/ updates!
emet ezell: very old lost things
building belonging: "Polarization" isn't the problem; it's about power
astroradicals: THE MOOD: Ablaze
better humans daily: In order to express ourselves, we need to know ourselves.
right now i’m learning…
(again) about strategy.