…an ongoing list of books read this year…audiobooks not included bc…they require no reading…&i don’t utilize the form, but if i did, i wouldn’t count them.

Currently: 21/72 [as of 30Apr21]

  1. Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? BEVERLY DANIEL TATUM, PhD
  2. The Witches Are Coming LINDY WEST
  3. The Black Presidency MICHAEL ERIC DYSON
  4. Upstream MARY OLIVER
  5. African Philosophy: The Essential Readings TSENAY SEREQUEBERHAN
  6. Decisions and Dissents of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Selection (edited by Corey Brettschneider)
  7. The Rib King by LADEE HUBBARD
  8. The Quartet by JOSEPH J. ELLIS
  9. One Life by MEGAN RAPINOE
  10. The…

And he had never really noticed, of course, until he noticed. But once he noticed, inevitably, the straightness of the teeth of every person on the television stood out to him like the way, he imagined, a set of crooked teeth, presumably, would when set against the oppressive perfection of teeth these days. The situation — regarding teeth and their overwhelming dictatorship over straightness equalling health and/or attractiveness — manifested itself into an obsession about the lies people told with the teeth they possessed.

And what is it about teeth anyway?, he always sort of wonders. He could never really…

…only in darkness can there be a new dawn…

…a business that can’t “afford” to pay its workers a living wage is BAD BUSINESS.

…the system is expressly designed to ensure that you don’t chase your dreams.

…it becomes significantly easier to be nice when you realize that nobody asked to be here, that nobody gets to decide what their bodies will be like and look like, nobody gets to choose the experience into which they’re born.

according to the practices of western astrology, i am double mutable. according to the eastern zodiac, i am one of the more immovable signs. i agree (thereby identify) with both of these assessments, and i am grateful for them both. …

BROMIDES…continued…[begin at the beginning, if you’d like…or start here and read in whatever order makes you feel alive]…

“But how does it work?” the furtive uniform finally asks. She doesn’t know, “No one knows for sure.” “But you know for sure that this man was bound to these lists and that he wrote the lists himself?” the furtive uniform implores. “Yes,” she confirms. “How? How do you know?” the furtive uniform asserts. “How does anyone know anything?” she retorts. The furtive uniform thinks for a moment. And then he continues to think for a moment longer. “Exactly,” she states, victorious…

<p style=”text-align: center;”><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Hello At-la’s World! It’s me, Attila, again!</span></p>

<span style=”font-weight: 400;”>First, I am very sorry for not writing in so long. The truth is that I’ve been very busy with my first few weeks of middle school. I have so much homework these days, and, honestly, I had no idea that seventh grade would be so much harder. I mean, I guess it’s not that it’s so much more difficult as it is just a lot busier. Middle school starts earlier than elementary school. I think I probably wrote about what elementary school was like already, a…

…i stretch so that i can dance, because i love to dance, not stretch. &i only recently realized that i’ve forgotten this completely, and it’s a shame because i like to stretch and do yoga, but it does not make me feel alive, and i think this is due to the fact that i’ve always had a very flexible body, and flexible bodies take a lot of effort to maintain, but they also demand that they are maintained; i simply do not feel like myself after i reach a certain level of tightness.

…but today i remembered; i remembered that…

is how i would define western philosophy (after reading the philosophical opinions of African philosopher, Oyeka Owomoyela), and the philosophy of a people are its ideologies, and a people’s ideologies are its culture. To find one’s self back in a culture of Rampant Materialism, i cannot help but fully understand the perversity of the United Statesian’s philosophical ideology’s complete lack of empathy. The objectification of a thing is what makes it sellable, and without sellable goods, what is capitalism?

It reminds me of the Iconoclasts of yore (who were foundational in christianity’s Great Schism, but as not-a-christian, not-a-religious-studies expert, i…

…as in, be as stubborn as one.

i am an ox, as in this is my year, the Year of the Ox, and my father took every opportunity presented to him to utter the phrase i heard come from his mouth more than any other phrase, “and you’re just as stubborn as one,” with my mother constantly accusing that, “you’re so stubborn, tiffany,” and this was obviously interpreted by a young child as not a good thing (and this was all while i still did whatever it was that they [two white people, mind you, as i am a transracial…

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