Open Letter to Anita Alvarez, State’s Attorney for Cook County, IL

Update: All charges against Malcolm London were dropped, as of 11/25/15, 1:52 CST. To: Anita Alvarez, State’s Attorney for Cook County State’s Attorney Office statesattorney@cookcountyil.gov Ms. Alvarez, I’m writing to you today to urge you to drop the charges against Malcolm McDonald. This young activist was arrested last night while protesting against the Chicago PoliceContinue reading “Open Letter to Anita Alvarez, State’s Attorney for Cook County, IL”

50 Word Essays: Food edition

[For previous 50 Word Essays, look here. And yes, my household really does have a chicken named Dixieland Stampede.] 6.) Avocado/Coconut milkshake from Radio Bean. Pale green, sweet, creamy. It’s good, but I can’t believe I paid $6 for this. It’s mostly for the memories: Radio Bean opened half my life ago. I’ve killed soContinue reading “50 Word Essays: Food edition”

What I’ve Been Reading: September 2015

In an effort to keep track of my reading, I’ve started taking notes about the stories I’ve been enjoying. All of them are linked, where applicable. If there’s something I’ve missed, or that I should read, leave a comment or send me a note at nanoonino [at] gmail [dot] com. Novels: Acceptance by Jeff VandermeerContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading: September 2015”

What I’ve been listening to: the podcasts that give me life

As I mentioned in my last post, I have recently embraced podcasts as a way to get me through my workday. I work long hours with my hands, and those hours pass a lot quicker with podcasts and audio books, as it turns out. This month, instead of linking to all the individual stories IContinue reading “What I’ve been listening to: the podcasts that give me life”

What I’ve Been Reading: May-July 2015

In an effort to keep track of my reading, I’ve started taking notes about the stories I’ve been enjoying. All of them are linked, where applicable. If there’s something I’ve missed, or that I should read, leave a comment or send me a note at nanoonino [at] gmail [dot] com. Note: It’s been a busyContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading: May-July 2015”

What I’ve been reading: February 2015

First, I wanted to mention K. Tempest Bradford’s challenge, issued on xojane.com, to stop reading white cisgender straight male authors. This isn’t the first such challenge I’ve seen, but it’s the first time I’ve gotten to witness people lose their collective shit over it. Possibly because, rather than framing the challenge to do something (i.e.,Continue reading “What I’ve been reading: February 2015”

What I’ve Been Reading: January 2015

In an effort to keep track of my reading, I’ve started writing down the stories I’ve been enjoying. Here’s this month’s round-up. All of them are linked, where applicable. If there’s something I’ve missed, or that I should totally read, leave a comment or send me a note at nanoonino [at] gmail [dot] com. Collections/AnthologiesContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading: January 2015”