It’s lovely and warm here in Chicago and I have to go out and frolic around, so let’s move along. Quick note: I am taking a break from Notes in the Margins for a bit. What and how I’m writing is going through a growth spurt, so I’m giving it some room. I have for you instead lots o’ links.
Work is my self-care. I have written a fair amount about self-care, trying to explain the discomfort I have with the binary we currently define the term as. This piece does a great job of illuminating some of the nuances in the topic.
It’s happening …. The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Season 11 trailer. As one of the Kickstarter backers, I got to see the first episode last month and it’s really good. I expected to like it merely as a MST3K thing, but it’s even better than I expected. It has the same MST3K feel. I’m really looking forward to the whole season.
"To ‘hack' is to cut, to gash, to break. It proceeds from the belief that nothing is worth saving, that everything needs fixing. But is that really the case? Are we fixing the right things? Are we breaking the wrong ones? Is it necessary to start from scratch every time?”
"I’d never stopped to think about the degree to which weather shaped my consciousness until I moved somewhere without much of it.” The winter when it rained.
"I’ve never met a terrible human being who was happy. Maybe they exist, but I think you just have to trust that people who torture others also torture themselves. When your heart is two sizes too small, you can’t golf or tweet the pain away.” Ask Polly.
A long while back I recommended the recent television adaptation of this book, with the sheepish acknowledgment that I hadn’t read the book first. I am generally very strict with my book-before-movie policy, but for some reason the book had never crossed my path. I recently corrected that, and found this is a perfectly delightful book. I still enjoy the miniseries, but the book is superior.
"Summer taught me about stillness in the course of cycles, and when I forgot about summer, I forgot about stillness."
I updated the projects in our DonorsChoose campaign recently. Two more were recently funded, but there are two active there now, both focused on basic supplies for students (backpacks and food). Our stats so far: $452 raised, 8 projects funded, 1,024 students helped. So that’s pretty rad. Thanks, action squad.
That’s all for today. Thank you for reading.