12 February 2021

“You have to decide who you are and force the world to deal with you, not with its idea of you.”

This Week

Here are some pink daisies I bought earlier this week. They’re pretty. Enjoy.


Indigenous Americans have been dying from Covid at twice the rate of white Americans. (If you’re so inclined, you can donate to an emergency partnership fund to help Native nations.)

The US is seeing a massive spike in anti-Asian hate crimes. (More resources and opportunities to donate at stopaapihate.org.)

Searching for Shelley Duvall.

Bring back the nervous breakdown.

It’s time to uncouple care work from romantic relationships.

Envisioning a fully queer Dracula retelling.

How to be lucky.


  • I caught up with 2018’s The Wind, a Western-set, woman-centered psychological horror film I really loved. I was surprised to find that friends on Letterboxd were underwhelmed by it, so I suppose this one can hit differently for different folks. If, by chance, your taste tends to align with the other strong recommendations I make here, I gladly point you in this direction.

  • I’ve been watching Crime Story, a late 1980s television series set in 1960s Chicago and produced by Michael Mann. It’s a relatively complex cops and gangsters drama, stars a bevy of recognizable actors in their early days and is streaming on a few different services now, so, you know, why not.

It’s very cold and there’s a lot of snow. Just trying to keep moving. Whatever works.




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This week’s quote is from James Baldwin.