I’m not gonna lie: I’m still super-psyched about the whole Hugo finalist thing. I wish I could go to Helsinki, but it’s simply not going to be possible. Alas.
(I did, however, purchase a new fountain pen: a Sailor Pro Gear Slim in a lovely bluish-purple. If one can’t buy a fancy pen when one is a finalist for a Hugo, when can one?)
But my plants have shipped! I expect them to arrive sometime next week–which is good, because I’m getting really tired of looking at the 15 bags of mulch in my driveway. The tree situation out back is also going to be handled next week–I referred the company we’re using to our community association and I guess they got the contract and will be taking care of our yard at the same time they take care of the common area behind our yard.
Now that the plants are well and truly on their way, I’m starting to freak out a little bit: I’ve never had a garden before. What if everything dies? Luckily, no single plant I purchased was very expensive, so if there are casualties (and let’s face it, there are going to some casualties) they won’t be expensive casualties.
- 10 female founders get real about sexism in the startup world This is my completely unsurprised face.
- Rethinking the Corporate Love Affair with Change We’ve been going through a lot of change at the work–it started over a year ago and it shows no sign of stopping. The C-suite talks about it like it’s a good thing and honestly, all I think they see is the big payday waiting for them at the end of all these changes. They don’t care that they’re asking people to put their lives on hold for years.
- So About That Whole Thing G. Willow Wilson talks about the recent Marvel screw up and, in the process, coins my new favorite word: BROHIRRIM.
- CBR does an extensive analysis and comes to the conclusion that diversity didn’t kill Marvel’s comic sales.
- Black and Proud. Even if Strangers Can’t Tell. “That my son sees more power in centering his blackness over exploiting whatever white privilege he may ultimately be afforded is a thing of glory.”
- Trans 101 This looks like a fantastic resource for people looking to learn more about trans people and their lives. It also includes sections on consent, neurodiversity, and the intersection of race and gender identity.
- Nancy Hightower on How To Survive Being Bipolar During The Apocalypse
- Our Dishonest President A multipart editorial from the Los Angeles Times.
- Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the Web, Plots a Radical Overhaul of His Creation
- Mastodon Is Like Twitter Without Nazis, So Why Are We Not Using It?