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This is a deep, masterful exploration of race, DNA, embodiment, wierdness, the anthropocene, and the limits of both biological determinism and the social construction of identity. Wow.

When You Meet the Monster, Anoint Its Feet

In the age of the Anthropocene and entrenched politics of whiteness, Bayo Akomolafe brings us face-to-face with our own unresolved ancestry.

emergencemagazine.org/story/wh

Cheese exposed to hip-hop tastes better, finds Swiss experiment

A quirky experiment that exposed Swiss cheese to different kinds of music found that hip-hop made it taste the best.

swissinfo.ch/eng/sonochemistry

Current conundrum: How does one "invest" in retirement (e.g. IRAs) when the entire system is implicated?

Some soul-nourishing perspective from David Abram. We are alive and breathing on a living, breathing planet. Sentience. This way of knowing speaks more deeply to me than any other. Carve out some time to listen, and stick with it. I also recommend the interview with Joanna Macy--the first episode of the emergence podcast. 90 years old and fully alive.

@Meghan @maerbear @monkey1 @jaimito @katie @menna1022

emergencemagazine.org/story/cr

This checklist is a pretty good place to start for basic internet security.

securitycheckli.st/

"You can’t create stories unless you’re listening to something. You can’t create stories that have any meaning unless the rest of nature can speak to you in some way, or unless you can hear what it’s got to say. Unless there’s an exchange, you’re just humans talking to other humans about humans in a human world. That’s a broken world, actually."

emergencemagazine.org/story/th

A pretty good, very brief, timeline of major climate reports, summits, and government (in)actions. Good for basic bearings on the story so far.

nytimes.com/2018/12/29/opinion

So good! Ezra with Michael Pollan.

"You don’t have to be interested in taking magic mushrooms to listen to this conversation. Most of it isn’t about psychedelics at all. It’s about how we think, how we sense, how we learn, whether spiritual experiences can have materialist consequences, what makes us afraid of death, what our minds filter out in the world around us, and much more. "

art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klein

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