Sometimes it is prayer. Sometimes it is meditation. Sometimes it is art
This newsletter is pro UBI
This piece on the coming waves of delayed grief will stay with me for a very long time. "Assume that everyone is struggling with the trauma of living through a year of mass death, faced mostly alone.”
Just trust me with this one
NYC had a short lived vaccine volunteer program
I know academia is a pyramid scheme so I shouldn’t be surprised that Cornel West still doesn’t have tenure at Harvard and yet… Related: His lecture on W.E.B Du Bois blew my mind. Also related: never forget that his beef with Obama started over inauguration tickets.
James Baldwin, the college professor
The microwave is the most misunderstood, but secretly amazing cooking appliance.
It turns out that having more money makes it easier to find and keep steady employment. Rich people already know this and I wish our government would do something with that information because yet another study shows UBI works incredibly well. How much more evidence do we need?
This piece on social supports needing to be tailored towards the reality that kids are human beings is excellent.
!! “If you’re a super-wealthy woman in New York? The way we go to Uniqlo — they go to The Row.” Lord, I see what you have done for others…
Disgusted by the racist behavior of these donors at my alma mater
Hmmm maybe Kelly Loeffler (thankfully not of the Loeffler Randall shoe fortune) should have stuck to sports after all
BMI is a garbage health indicator but it’s OK to let that garbage work in your favor. I’ve been really struck by everyone’s need to explain how they qualify for the vaccine. I know that we are all stressed about questions of access and privilege and that a lot of people feel guilty about how they’re able to get it so this makes sense. That said it’s also a very American kind of rudeness to 1. ask people to disclose their private health information in casual conversation and 2. for people to feel pressured into doing it. I am of course happy to do so for close family and friends (I have!) but for everyone else a simple, “I qualified based on an underlying medical condition. Thank you for asking.” will do.
Things I bought
New Mary Choi. Very excited to read it this weekend || Intriguing Japanese incense paper || Gorgeous lazy susan || My fave sunscreen. In this house we def wear sunscreen year round || Running gear I actually like || Delicious ice cream || Chic sleepwear
Hang in there
In The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations, Toni Morrison noted that stillness was an option when dealing with chaos: “Such stillness can appear to be passivity or dumbfoundedness. But sometimes it is prayer. Sometimes it is meditation. Sometimes it is art."
Stillness is (still) the move. See you Wednesday.