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It’s local fruit season! Wisconsin and Minnesota (tiny) pears and peach pictured, (tiny) apples and (tiny) plums and (little) watermelons also making their appearance IN MY BELLY. NOM NOM NOM. And some local arugula popped back in the store, and I have tomatoes ripening in my container garden along with rainbow chard, so it’s very much the August harvest menu every day (i.e. when one tries to remember that a balanced diet includes things besides fruits and veggies and tea).
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I worked 6AM to 10PM yesterday as an assistant head election judge on two hours of sleep because excitement kept me up. Today feels a lot like the day after walking a marathon, except with more to think about. I’ve been doing this since I first could and return because I love the iterative design and the processes of Minneapolis’ system and I’ve seen how well-intentioned but biased election judges perpetuate race/class based disenfranchisement. I’ve never missed voting in an election because I’ve been an EJ since before I could vote, but I’ve also rarely (never) had the chance to elect candidates who looked like me or my family and only recently have I seen candidates who share my values. I’ve seen voters harassed and targeted for the color of their skin and singled out because of their class or housing status. Every election, I hear EJs who publicly declare voting to be a reflection of moral superiority, I hear privileged neighbors who can’t fathom those of us who don’t vote or submit a blank ballot or fill it with write-ins or who leave the polling place feeling less a part of our communities than when we entered. When Gore conceded before the votes were counted, I saw the system’s brokenness. Marginalized voters who waited in line for hours under targeted disenfranchisement were swept away by an etiquette of respectability politics that treated their votes as owed, not earned, belonging to the powerful who got them, not the people who sweat and stood and suffered and didn’t give up to cast them. I’m an election judge because I don’t know if I would vote otherwise. The hope I hold in our system is in its beautiful process, precarious and fragile and as weak as its most biased election judge. I won’t tell people their votes don’t matter, because they do, but I won’t tell people they’re stupid or bad or wrong for not voting, because it’s a logical response to brutal multi-generational disenfranchisement and a system whose gravity consolidates power rather than sharing it, let alone ceding it. If you voted, thank you. If you didn’t, I understand. If you couldn’t, I’ll fight for your right to the franchise. ❤️✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻🔴
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🎙Podcasting is by F.A.R. one of my absolute favorite parts of my job. Next month will mark the THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the WANTcast (🤯). I remember how scared I was when I first started. I remember friends with pods telling me to start now before it became a “thing” and there was even more to compare myself to and therefore hold me hostage in a state of self-doubt. Welp, 3 years later, I am so glad I began when I did. I see how the sexy podcasts with a ton of money behind them make people doubt they’re good enough to create their own show, and it breaks my heart 💛 I get asked almost every week “How To Start A Podcast,” and when I read between the lines, I hear multiple variations on one question: Do You Really Think I Can Do This??? And my answer boils down to 💥 HELL YES! 💥 Know what makes your voice and message unique - have the strongest WHYs you can think of, ones that are yours and yours alone - then screw everything else that tells you what you should do or must be. Research on the technical stuff (like how to edit), but don’t be fooled into buying a shitton of expensive equipment or editing tools. Path of least resistance. This is my real setup. My mic is @bluemicrophones. I record over Skype. I create a “sound booth” by stacking towels around my mic (planning on making myself a foam “sound booth” v soon out of things you can find at @michaelsstores) and throwing a blanket around the floor. I edited my own show for 2.5 years and still do minor edits when needed. It’s not complicated and it’s not magic.📢 POINT BEING, many of the best podcasters I know keep it simple, because technical complications lead to falsely-directed self-doubt. Don’t let your brain run off and convince you that fancy or expensive equals legit. I promise you, as long as you have a rock-solid idea, belief in that idea, and the bare-bones-basics to make it happen, you can do this. If I can, you can too. 〰️ Hmmm...maybe for the WANTcastiversary, I write a post (or record a pod, or both??) on podcasting lessons I’ve learned over the last 3 years?? Would that be helpful? 👇🏾 Lmk in the comments 👇🏾 and if you’re into it, I’ll make it happen. #womenagainstnegativetalk #WANTcast #thegoodword
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Ten miles in and I’m eating biscuits and gravy with an Arnie Palmer at @jselbys. I’ve slowed for two garage sales, found my personal record oldest sewer cover and all sorts of others (new theory: the Target logo comes from a secret Dayton love of St Paul sewer covers), talked to strangers, run into multiple Minneapolitans (expected and unexpected), cut more diamonds, plotted revolution, and sewed more hexes. And my phone agreed my distance was what google said it would be for my first leg, so I’m trusting it, and I made perfect time to my 10am meeting (steady sub 15 miles for the win!). I know there are faster marathoners, and I know there are faster upcycling quilters, BUT ARE THERE FASTER MARATHONING QUILTERS OR QUILTING MARATHONERS? Boom! 💥Mic drop!
This is the second St Paul sewer cover I’ve found in Minneapolis. Of the backstories I’ve made up for them, I’m torn between 1) a cross-city sewer-cover-engineer pact of silent and illicit sewer cover trades, and 2) a tense and festering public works rivalry, manifesting in dead-of-night sewer cover replacements. (All photos from my marathon attempt last week. There may be another marathon attempt today, but for now all I’m willing to say is that I’m walking ten miles to St. Paul to look for additional evidence of my two above theories. Also for a @streetsmn meeting and to finally check out @jselbys. If that detective work pushes me into marathon territory (ten miles out, ten miles home, ten miles to fathom St Paul’s depths?) who am I to fight it?)
⚠️🕷 This human web of pipes is a warning web!!! Spiders follow! 🕷⚠️ Yesterday’s spiders were the graphic version of nature, more than my usual anthropomorphic weavers of the city. This pair in the videos kept fighting (or mating or ???); the spider on the left had a lovely web and the spider on the right did not. It seemed to have no web, just a few threads to swing back on. And I hit the bridge at feasting time! I saw more than one spider capture a mayfly in its web, rip its head off, and take it back to the center of the web to eat. Mayfly heads look like emoji heads, a round yellow ball. 🤭🙃😶 So that’s your Hennepin Ave dinner update. Videos are slightly slowed for viewing.
I’m hoping a distaste for spiders doesn’t dampen a love for webs. This batch doesn’t include any in focus spiders, only one small blurry overexposed spider in the second to the last photo. Last night’s long sunset on the Hennepin Avenue Bridge was full of friends of many legs. For those alarmed at the number of spider-related photos I share, I urge you to contact your public works engineers. I only befriended the spiders (they might not be aware of our friendship 💔) because the huge railing is at my eye height, totally blocking my view of the river and shore as I walk. It’s really a poorly designed piece of infrastructure, though it looks quite pretty in photos if you don’t have to use it. To see the river (which I generally like as I cross bridges; it’s part of what makes the highways so problematic), I found myself up close and personal with the spiders, whose infrastructure here is much more human-scale than what the humans created. Design matters. Details matter. What is at first a barrier to use (eye-height railing on a bridge that shakes with six lanes of speeding truck traffic) becomes a draw with a flip of perspective (I hung out there for a solid happy hour). But how great would it be to have a bridge where one had both spiders and walking vista!?
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ON BEING TOLD NOT TO FEAR .... . . I’ve been thinking about this art (?) ever since I saw it yesterday on my way to teach. My first thought: “Yes! True! Preach!” ⚡️ . . And then I crouched down to take this pic and started to question its purpose ... . . Is this supposed to empower...or convince ? . . Was this written by another woman, like me, who knows the fear of walking alone with her keys tucked away under her knuckles, “just in case?” Who knows the fear of her rights and body being on the line every day in our current administration? Is that the person who boldly tells me to not be afraid ? . . Or was this written by a black or latinx or trans person, who is subject to unthinkable harassment each day, a kind that I will never be able to fully comprehend because of my own privilege, no matter how hard I try? Who has decades and centuries of trauma living in their cells that’s been widely denied or pushed aside? Is that the brave soul who has walked through the fire, and empowers me to not be afraid ? . . Or was it a man, a white man in advertising or something, who had all the good intentions in the world, but thinks it’s that easy ? . . The kind of fear he is talking about, I assume, is the kind of fear that people don’t think of as fear. It’s hate. Hate is fear in sheep’s clothing. Or maybe it’s fear in wolves’ clothing ... . . I think he, if it was this assumed HE, was hoping to promote compassion over criticism. Being friendly instead of being frightened ... . . But here’s the thing. If you need to seek out / create safe spaces, that means there are spaces that are not safe. If you fear people coming INTO your space that is already inherently safe and always will be and you don’t need to work for it to be...well, then, that’s a whole other kind of fear. Fear of The Other and Fear For Your Safety are very, very different kinds of fears . . . I don’t have answers. I don’t know who wrote this. But it got me thinking, which is a good thing. And overall, no matter what kind of fear, I’ve landed on what I believe is True: I don’t think you can tell someone not to fear. But I do think you can tell them to not let that fear win. #womenagainstnegativetalk
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Have I mentioned how much I’m loving my dumpster chair? Because I am. It’s the right kind of hug for August, and I need all the good hugs my chairs are willing to share lately. To dumpster dive, to scan the detritus of human waste for value is an art form, a calling, a societal necessity in a time of climate crisis. The first union was Paris’ sewer workers, where diamond rings surfaced from literal shit. Trash picking is still a profession, still informal, still vital & undervalued. And I’m on its fringes, peeking into every dumpster I pass, beelining for interesting piles and taking photos of things I don’t need to post to Craigslist in hopes that they find their next incarnation before landfill or incinerator, or rearranging them to be more visible and appealing to passersby Half my apartment is curbfinds, and I’ve recreated in sandy, salty detail the curbs of Hennepin Ave, boxes of broken taillights and snow bristles and trash awaiting washing. This chair, though! A post-dumpster-dive-dive into google showed that others value it too, even before it’s been transformed into something new. It’s a 1968 iron & canvas beauty from Bofinger in France, designed by Moltzer & Barray, modular, but heavy enough that carrying it home a mile or two left my shoulders sore for a few days from the way the weight of the iron pressed in. I scrubbed it down til the water ran clear, then found another home for my other curbside chair (I’m in 400 sq feet, so I’m a one-chair kind of person). And since then I’ve curl-sprawled in it to my heart’s content; it may leave me no less concerned about our climate crisis, but my heart is a bit more content, for sure.
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Welp. I didn’t make it to 26.2. My still-iffy foot/arch was feeling a kind of burn-stretch at mile 21 and the thing about your hobby and your transportation being the same thing is that pushing it risks certain consequences that I can ill-afford. That said, is it too early to be thinking about make-up marathons next weekend? I sat a bit before my last half mile home and I think I could’ve pushed it up to 26.2 and also I’m glad (proud!) that I didn’t. This is enough, right here at 21.5. My fog didn’t lift, though the metaphorical sun of human connection burned through momentarily. It helped immeasurably to see friends and strangers, to walk new paths, to talk zero waste with amazing people (@gozeroish and @zerowasted.mn), to sew, to see and think of new babies (O.M.G.!!!), to know that tomorrow is tomorrow. And now I am very thankful for my curbfind chair, which is everything I ever wanted in the trash I carry home from other people’s trash piles: cocooning and open, holding me just right before I trade it for my bed.
Lookit! Planning! Spring rolls with: onion, red pepper, basil, zucchini, peanut butter, hoisin, fried tofu, rice noodles. Ate the two that split right away, six more in my backpack with one ripening pear and my sewing and other necessities. Yay for summer veggies!
Picked up some groceries yesterday for my (hopeful) marathon today! Look at me, planning ahead for eating this time! I’m heading out for some miles walking and/or running before coming home to make spring rolls and walk over to @openstreetsmpls and @taremarket in Nordeast. My route is much less planned than two weeks ago, in part because I went off plan within the first ten miles. I did twist my foot last week avoiding being hit by a driver who was blocking the sidewalk coming out of a driveway on Hennepin and who apparently didn’t see me despite looking straight at me and seeming to make eye contact. I broke my foot when I was 12 but never saw a doctor about it; aside from occasional irritation to the skin because the bone sticks out, it hasn’t bothered me in years. I’m hopeful I can do a full marathon plus; I’ll be pretty salty if my marathon is spoiled by some inept driver and bad city design (curbcuts are car-centrism at the expense of basic accessibility). I’ve already dialed my expectations back—after my last marathon on 7/22, I was planning to up my miles, since I didn’t feel any pain and not even fatigue until the last mile. But OMG! Walking! Running! Open Streets! Spring rolls! Tare Market! Running! Walking!