White supremacy in philanthropy

When I was ruminating over the anti-Black biases of my chosen spaces, of the Big Three - philosophy, conservation, and philanthropy -- I had a hard time "figuring out" philanthropy. I do believe that everything in the US is touched by, and partially formed by, white supremacy, so I knew there is something problematic in…

My decorating aesthetic is BOOKS

It's official. I give up. I give in. I surrender. MY APARTMENT IS OVERRUN BY BOOKS. I cannot even tell you how much time and energy I have devoted to keeping the books in my life contained to my bookshelf and a stack on my desk. HOURS. I have also spent mucho money mailing books…

The paces of reading

Earlier this year I was diagnosed with a herniated disc. This meant a total cessation of all high-intensity physical activity, which meant I had to cease doing several of the major things that bring me joy and keep my happy hormones regulated and high. The rest has been wonderful for my back (and probably my…

On living a full life

What does a "full life" mean? What are its parts? How does one do it? I recently bemoaned how often I default to reading when I have free time, and how I rely too much on books to fill my moments. What I had in mind were all the OTHER things I love doing --…