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close-up photo of the head and part of the body of a black swan in blue water

Black swan photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash

This is a Now page, and if you have your own website, you should make one, too. Last updated on 22 May 2022.

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This site is my online home, my refuge and my “digital garden” of sorts, my anti-social non-network. Specially curated pages include:

  • Racial Justice: The work I am doing as a white cis woman in America to fix “what we broke and left broken,” in Corrine Shutack’s words.
  • Serendipity: My wee corner of wonderment and luck and good vibes and positive energy.
  • Analog: All about fountain pens, ink, stationery, and planners.

I enjoy the largely supportive and genuine Micro.blog community – long may it continue – and have a vested interest in making it more inclusive and accessible. So far, I have submitted these suggestions:

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For the past two years, my work has had three main foci:

I was about to write something about being burned out, but instead I’ll link to Eve Ettinger’s “Have We Been Thinking About Burnout All Wrong?"

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I’m working on the final draft of a short story about virtual reality and identity, and the first draft of a creative non-fiction piece about my first experience in a flotation tank.

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I’m still revamping my Analog page. And I’ve been meeting up with some local stationery pals for analog-related hijinks!

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I’m playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Dear Reader, Letter Tycoon, and Knotwords.

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Last.fm tells me I’ve been enjoying Tourist, Air, Arcade Fire, Fiona Apple, Sharon Van Etten, Adele, Massive Attack, Weezer, Aimee Mann, Amy Winehouse, and Angel Olsen.

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I love reading and often have several books going at once. Here’s what I’m reading now:

Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
by Michelle Zauner

Out of Office
by Charlie Warzel

The Six-Step Guide to Library Worker Engagement
by Elaina Norlin

Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama: A Memoir
by Bob Odenkirk

WTF is Tarot?: ...& How Do I Do It?
by Bakara Wintner

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
by Layla F. Saad

How to Be an Antiracist
by Ibram X. Kendi

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I acknowledge that I live and work on stolen Cowlitz, Clackamas, Atfalati, and Kalapuya land.
I give respect and reverence to those who came before me.

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