Hope in the Dark – Rebecca Solnit

Life moves in weird ways sometimes. I started reading this book towards the end of May to find some hope as lockdown seemed to extend endlessly and more and more people were dying. By the time I finished it George Floyd has been killed, people took to the streets and the book became even more …

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Q2 2020 round-up

Wow! We're six months into the year! Halfway...and four months at home. I hope you all are doing well and staying safe. Life certainly has changed in the last months, moods vary, some days are ok, others not so much. Travelling feels like a distant dream, but I don't give up and keep hoping to …

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The Mother of All Questions: Further Feminisms – Rebecca Solnit – Quotes

Brains are individual phenomena producing wildly varying products; uteruses bring forth one kind of creation. Maybe our obsession with happiness is a way not to ask those other questions, a way to ignore how spacious our lives can be, how effective our work can be, and how far-reaching our love can be. Masculinity is a …

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Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) – Rebecca Solnit – Quotes

I know it is a lot of quotes, but I did find this book very important and Solnit has a gift of writing succinctly and directly about the things we'd rather not consider.  Naming is the first step in the process of liberation. There are so many ways to tell a lie. You can lie …

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Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) – Rebecca Solnit

I read this book over Christmas (yes, I know it was a long time ago, but I'm doing my best to catch up) and despite it being quite short (just under 200 pages) it took me several days to finish it. Every time I stopped reading it I didn't feel like going back. Don't get …

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