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Primary Targets

I noted a few folks have posted about this song self defense sing along “Target Practice” from 1993 from FREE TO FIGHT

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I came across a blog post yesterday, it reminded me of something. I find the context of the article, and the photo posted with it, insensitive, as well as exploitative of current important anti-racism work happening online and in the … Continue reading

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Then, and then,

When we cycled past Roots Road, Marley, of course, popped into my head and stayed there stuck, to the point that I complained about it, out loud, outside of my head, without singing or saying the name of the song. … Continue reading

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Is there a condition for the lagging blog, the multitude of entries that apologize for the months of suspension between occasional appearances? There must be. I’ve been pondering how to be interested, interesting, platforms, for years. Funny how little has … Continue reading

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This neighborhood is under community watch

I love this illustration by Sandra Khalifa (commissioned by 18 Million Rising) supporting Net Neutrality.    

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A few tools/products I use, love and/or couldn’t do what I do without. (I spend so much time advocating for more effective tools, want to point out some of the existing good.) WordPress Big Cartel Guild Guitars Orange Amplifier Cash … Continue reading

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State of Wonder

On February 22nd I was the guest curator on OPB’s “State of Wonder“. The show is archived here: Many thanks to April and the State of Wonder staff for their warm welcome and good work.

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Not only is Yonder Journal great things by great people, Emiliano dropped this on their instagram (@yonderjournal) today….and we agree. Check out our store and keep an eye on it in the near future, more items coming up soon. “Yonder … Continue reading

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Modern Farmer

 Photos by Eugenie Frérichs My friend Eugenie has been working on a project documenting small farmers. The past month finds her in the northern parts of the Pacific Northwest. Her photo essay for Modern Farmer is beautiful, check her website … Continue reading

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