can’t explain

Posted: December 17th, 2016 | No Comments »

if you want to weep

Posted: December 15th, 2016 | No Comments »

watch this video where family members of five victims of the charleston church massacre appeared at dylan roof’s bond hearing and expressed forgiveness for his actions. a flood of tears.

the world is terrible, and beautiful.

fader gets real

Posted: December 15th, 2016 | No Comments »

(via fader’s “the best songs of 2016”)

just being darryl

Posted: December 13th, 2016 | No Comments »

nice quote from this zadie smith article in the ny times:

It’s very late in London now. We’ve been talking for a long time, and I want to let Zadie go. But before we hang up, she mentions the novelist Darryl Pinckney. He and his partner, the poet James Fenton, appear as themselves near the end of “Swing Time,” and I ask about the eruption of truth into fiction. “Darryl, to me,” Zadie says, “is a model of — I can’t describe it — but active ambivalence. He is as well read on African-American issues as anyone could imagine being. Yet there is also a part of him which is radically existential. He is absolutely aware that there is such a thing as having been subjected to the experience of blackness, which causes all kinds of consequences, political, social and personal, and at the same time, he claims the freedom of just being Darryl, in all his extreme particularity.

grinch things i have done or thought about doing in the past week

Posted: December 13th, 2016 | No Comments »
  • giving a thumbs down to “stand by me” on the david bowie pandora station (in a weird pandora phase)
  • rolled my eyes at a work email where someone used the phrase “let’s pivot quickly”

baby tumbleweed 

Posted: December 12th, 2016 | No Comments »

every precious ideal must be reiterated

Posted: December 8th, 2016 | No Comments »
In the wake of the election, we must resist the slightest extension in the boundaries of what is right and just. PHOTOGRAPH BY LIVIO MANCINI / REDUX

In the wake of the election, we must resist the slightest extension in the boundaries of what is right and just. PHOTOGRAPH BY LIVIO MANCINI / REDUX / COURTESY OF THE NEW YORKER

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in the The New Yorker:

Now is the time to remember that, in a wave of dark populism sweeping the West, there are alternative forms. Bernie Sanders’s message did not scapegoat the vulnerable. Obama rode a populist wave before his first election, one marked by a remarkable inclusiveness. Now is the time to counter lies with facts, repeatedly and unflaggingly, while also proclaiming the greater truths: of our equal humanity, of decency, of compassion. Every precious ideal must be reiterated, every obvious argument made, because an ugly idea left unchallenged begins to turn the color of normal. It does not have to be like this.

just arrived

Posted: December 7th, 2016 | No Comments »

blueberry pieross’s christmas present

how much is too much of pandora’s rockin’ holidays station

Posted: December 6th, 2016 | No Comments »

trying to find out

a wolf in sheep’s clothing

Posted: December 5th, 2016 | No Comments »

i went to a holiday party last night and was sitting with four young ladies, all under the age 26, maybe under the age of 25???, and i don’t know if any of them know how old i am but i started feeling like a secret ancient person trying to camouflage in a field of daisies and one of them started talking about her parents, and mentioned they had her young, and i was like, please lord don’t let the parents be my age and then i was like, check please! (i.e., time to move to a new conversation)