learned a brilliant magic spell:
obtain an old-school muni token and keep it in your pocket. if asked to provide proof of payment on your ride, produce the token and say "i just got on and have been unable to negotiate my way to the front to pay this in"
seen the same old-timer pull that trick 3 times now, and that's enough to know that it's the word "negotiate" that it all hinges on. you can see the context switching happen in realtime in the cop's face and body language. amazing.
well, i survived reading a book on anarcho-primitivism.
i'm still not anti-tech or anti-civ and it's uncomfortable for me because i think it means i'm more of an optimist than whatever foundational identity facet of mine is still holding on to cynicism.
i haven't formally defined "foundational identity facets" yet, but it's something i've been thinking about a lot lately and is kinda self-explanatory anyway.
maybe another time.
It is proven! I am crwbot on Keybase: https://keybase.io/crwbot/sigchain#4ef0e12fe3f8f88af8153367e47e9be8003015addb2fff615ea5c0107efa64ca0f
slightly obsessed with modernizing the 8 hours work, 8 hours rest, 8 hours what we will. we're working too much and ignoring important responsibilities in our off-hours.
i've got it down to something like:
- 8 hours rest
- 4 hours work
- 4 hours self/family
- 4 hours community/politics
- 4 hours planet/environment
her book includes this gem:
As Jacqui Alexander asks: what would "taking the Sacred seriously mean for transnational feminism and related radical projects, beyond an institutionalized use value of theorizing marginalization?" It would mean that "the sacred would thus have to be taken as real and the belief structure of its practitioners as having effects that are real."
quoted from Alexander's "Pedagogies of Crossing: Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics, Memory, and the Sacred"
woke up to this anne clark classic via my fave podcast, radio etiopia:
in somewhat related news, i'm excited to be going to see Erica Lagalisse tonight at CIIS (http://www.pmpress.org/content/calendar_event.php?eid=20190202211513636)
i read her book yesterday and it touched on a few things that have been on my mind lately. surprisingly, she weighs in on culture-as-property, which is timely with the whole country billboard debacle.
celebrating a rainy end of the week with this discordant deep funk that was the hands-down winner of my weekly spotify discovery mix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0HQ2G9-cCA
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