In Plain Sight

I’ve been really into James Scott (see: Seeing Like A State and Three Cheers For Anarchism) and Anna Tsing (see: The Mushroom At The End of The World and On NonScalability) for some time, and I recently got hip to this amazing artist Kenya Robinson (https://www.teamhuman.fm/episodes/kenya-robinson). The thing she said on that podcast was soContinue reading “In Plain Sight”

Everything Is About Time

I feel like everywhere I turn people are talking about time. Here are a few recent references AmarElo This documentary was so gorgeous. It opened with the saying, “Eshu threw a stone today that hit a bird yesterday.” Emma Dabiri – Don’t Touch My Hair The weaving that occurs in the braided hairstyles, the aspectsContinue reading “Everything Is About Time”

Gratitude – December 2019

I can’t believe the year is almost over. What a whirlwind it has been! Before it come to a close, here is some stuff that has given me life in the last month or so…. Interview on Pleasure Activism with adrienne maree and autumn brown I don’t even know where to start. adrienne maree brownContinue reading “Gratitude – December 2019”

Gratitude: January 2019

Just sharing one of the things that lifted my spirits this month…. Jeremy Dutcher is a classically-trained queer Canadian Indigenous tenor, composer, musicologist, performer and activist. He is a member of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) band of the Tobique First Nation in North-West New Brunswick, and after doing a research project exploring old wax cylinder recordingsContinue reading “Gratitude: January 2019”

Gratitude: December 2018

The last few months have been tricky for me. In some ways they’ve been super fulfilling and in others they have been exceedingly frustrating. But through it all I’ve been grateful for my family, friends, comrades, and even strangers who’ve been eager to grab coffee or lunch and talk, offer help, or just join meContinue reading “Gratitude: December 2018”

Angélique Kidjo sings Blewu in front of world leaders for Armistice Day

I was exceedingly proud to receive this video of Angelique Kidjo singing this song in Ewe (my family’s language!!) to world heads of states as part of the Armistice Day Celebration. May the spirits of the ancestors do their best on this lot. Ay yi yi. Here are the lyrics in English and then belowContinue reading “Angélique Kidjo sings Blewu in front of world leaders for Armistice Day”

Gratitude: April 2018

You know the drill. Before the month is out, I just want to take a moment to give thanks for a few things that have been giving me (sorely-needed) life this month. 1) Drake’s “Nice for What?” I’ve been having a tough month and this song and video came right on time. As the sayingContinue reading “Gratitude: April 2018”