On technology, ethics, surveillance capitalism:
One small way to get our independence and agency back from exploitative platforms is to build personal websites to share on instead. Of course, it’s a tiny tiny step. But it’s a step to taking back control, and building a web that neither relies upon, nor feeds, the harms of Big Tech.
From It's Time To Get Personal, by Laura Kalbag
On Little Women, motherhood & rage:
The prospect of becoming a Marmee, “Little Women” tells us, is simultaneously an aspiration and a threat.
On life as a poet laureate:
Tracy K. Smith's Work Diary: The ‘Nonstop Rush’ of a Poet Laureate
(Hard not to feel surprised at how familiar it all is, except poetry is at the heart of everything. And hard not to feel jealous.)
...when you bump your head and instinctively rub that spot, you are overriding the nerves that register pain with the nerves that register rubbing.
From A World Without Pain