What’s on my Nightstand: October 2019


Be Here Now | Ram Dass | Hanuman Foundation

White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism | Robin Diangelo | Beacon Press

Burn it Down: Women Writing About Anger | Edited by Lilly Dancyger | Seal Press

The Cost of Living | Deborah Levy | Penguin Books

PEACE: 50 Years of Protest | Barry Miles

The Wrong Way to Save Your Life | Megan Stielstra | Harper Perennial

Short Fiction

White Dancing Elephants | Chaya Bhuvaneswar | Dzanc Books

The Best American Short Stories | Edited by Roxane Gay | Mariner Books


You Should Feel Bad | Laura Cresté | No Tokens

Two Poems by Camonghne Felix | Camonghne Felix | PEN America

Failed Essay on Privilege | Elisa Gonzalez | The New Yorker (listen)

Essay (selected)

Impossible Hope | Amy Bond | The Rumpus

Alt. Latino Playlist: Songs That Shout Protest | Felix Contreras | NPR

It Comes in Waves | Lilly Dancyger | Longreads

How to Lose a Third of a Million Dollars Without Really Trying | Heather Demetrios | Forge

Born Again: Rene Denfeld On The Birth Of Love | Rene Denfeld | Ravishly

Bikini Kill – and my Bunkmates – Taught Me How to Unleash My Anger | Melissa Febos | Longreads

Your Healing Crystals Are Part of the Capitalist Exploitation Machine | Aaron Gilbreath | Longreads

Voices on Addiction: The Promises | Cameron Dezen Hammon | The Rumpus

How to Mourn a Glacier | Lacy M. Johnson

Keeping My Promise to Popo | Anne Liu Kellor | Longreads

Marissa Korbel | Why We Cry When We’re Angry | Guernica (or

A History of My Body | Joe Nasta | ENTROPY

Why I Teach | Viet Thanh Nguyen | The New York Times

Vision | Susan Power | GRANTA

Of Braids and Blades: Fighting the Ghosts of Kashmir | Amrita Sharma and Peerzada Raouf | Wasafiri

Inherited Anger | Marisa Siegel​ | Burn it Down

Spines of the Finwoman | Lidia Yuknavitch | The Rumpus

Interview / OpEd / Review

Experiments show this is the best way to win campaigns. But is anyone actually doing it? | David Brookman and Josua Kala | Vox

About That “A-Word” Barbara J. King on animal emotions, anthropomorphism, and the future of the planet | Mark Moring | Orbiter

President Trump is at war with the rule of law. This won’t end well | Rebecca Solnit | The Guardian

Real Life – Brandon Taylor | Review | Publishers Weekly

“I wanted my characters to inhabit spaces outside what’s expected for queer and trans people—especially joyful spaces.” Talking to author Claire Rudy Foster about their new book – Shine of the Ever | Lisa Walls | ISTORIALIT

Verge – by Lidia Yuknavitch | Review | Kirkus Review

Why the Trump Impeachment Inquiry Is the Only Option “After all, Americans have seen this playbook before. During the 2016 campaign, Mr. Trump called on Russia to find emails he hoped would embarrass Hillary Clinton: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” he bellowed then at a campaign news conference in Florida. Mr. Mueller subsequently showed that Russian agents tried to hack into Mrs. Clinton’s personal servers that same day … that Mr. Trump was not dissuaded by the response to Mr. Mueller’s findings from seeking political aid from another foreign source suggests he has learned nothing except that he is free to try anything — that a president may use the office as he chooses to promote his re-election.” 

The Editorial Board | The New York Times

Magazine / Journal / Newspaper / Pamphlet

No Tokens | Issue No. 8

Lesbian Connection: free to lesbians worldwide, but the suggested donation is $7/issue (more if you can, less if you can’t), May/June 2019 issue

The New Yorker

The Week



El Machete | Ani Cordero | Spotify


Postcards to Kentucky Voters #DitchMitch (It’s a fantastic stress reliever – sign up here.)

lip balm

ginger cookies


cold cup of coffee

AA battery

Pixel eyewear

list of Horsham Township Council candidates


3.5 % Project




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