This page is under construction. I like too many things to list them all! Here are a few of my favorites.
A Few Favorite Books (and quickly chosen quotes)
The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers by Bhanu Kapil.
“Sometimes she feels that her body is open to the air. There is nothing that separates her from herself. She does not exist. She can’t exist. If she existed, her wholeness would be irrelevant; a lit match.”
The Descent of Alette by Alice Notley.
” “She was fireproof” “She was gloves, & she” “took” “the baby” “took the baby” “away from the” “mother” “Extracted” “the burning baby” “from the fire” ”
At the Water’s Edge: Macroeveolution and the Transformation of Life by Carl Zimmer.
“After hiding for 363 million years on a Greenland mountainside, the eight fingers of Acanthostega managed to emerge with perfect timing.”
“The young of the Alpine salamander grow inside their mother’s uterus, feeding on secretions oozing from its walls, and emerge in adult form—after a pregnancy of three years.”
“Along the coasts of the Cretaceous oceans swam gigantic marine reptiles known as mosasaurs.”
My Gender Workbook by Kate Bornstein.
“Once we admit that we truly exist as being outside the binary, we also begin to suspect that none of us can truly have a pure identity, gendered or otherwise. And if we do come to that conclusion, that’s when we disappear. Well, not really. I think what happens is the apparently monolithic WE ARE reverts to a lot of I AMs, and we have the opportunity to forge a culture of unique individuals who share common values.”
A Few Favorite Filmmakers
My Favorite Humanitarian
Mr. Fred Rogers