Being and Doing Queer

being queer has been natural and effortless for me as my sex, gender identity, and gender expression are conveniently aligned. this also means it’s easy for me to not “do” much queer. I’ve gotten away with doing the bare minimum. sometimes bare minimum is good enough but I know I can afford to make more…

How to get people to do things together? Building and doing things in real world.

Been thinking and reading (again) about the real challenges with trying to solve problems in a group. Thanks to these two tweets, which I stumbled upon, two days apart. https://twitter.com/mscccc/status/1430986038252654600 https://twitter.com/seanjtaylor/status/1430369389602217994 Rabbit hole, here I go. They say if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. My…

Childfree

The past year or so, I see this term “childfree” gaining traction in the media (local Indonesia, regional, and international) and the collective consciousness (OK, I mean “people and conversations”). Which made my brain notice more and more things related to it. I’ll share a couple of examples of things I’ve been noticing, watching, reading,…

Invisible mess

First let me share 4 links and 1 story. Was reading this interview with Aly Raisman. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/aly-raisman-still-wants-answers Q: We’ve seen so many turnovers in leadership. Is it possible for USA Gymnastics to change, or will reforming the culture of the sport require a much broader overhaul of the governing body? A: When I think about…

Would you do it to your kid?

Still felt tired after napping for extra 2 hours on top of the 4.5 hours of sleep last night. Debated if I should let myself sleep more right now (only 7pm) and not worry about writing or feel guilty of not being more productive. Reason is I’ve spent 4h and 16m fiddlin with my phone…

Belum divaksin != anti vaksin

Belum divaksin != anti vaksin

Abis baca https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/07/unvaccinated-different-anti-vax/619523/ Intinya: orang yang belum divaksinasi itu bukan berarti orang itu anti vaksinasi. Satu2nya yang serupa antara kedua “kelompok” itu adalah mereka lebih rentan kena efek yang lebih parah kalau terpapar covid. Di artikel The Atlantic ini, Ed Yong sang jurnalis, mewawancarai dokter anak dan advokat kesehatan publik di SF yang gigih bergerilya…

Pregenerate

Was reading this… https://erikbern.com/…/07/the-data-team-a-short-story.html   Immediately thought of this brilliance I saw earlier today…. https://www.instagram.com/p/CRHpXixn0Lp/ Oh internet. I love you sometimes.

Create More, Consume Better

https://fs.blog/2013/07/understanding-our-need-for-novelty-and-change/ Our ability to respond to the new and different is part of what makes us human. We’re interested in creating more of whatever is outside of that status quo. Generally, this interest serves us well. In an evolutionary context it has likely saved us from extinction several times. At this point in our warp-speed…