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This is the effect that listening to Joni Mitchell has on me these days: uncontrollable tears. An emotional overcoming, disconcertingly distant from happiness, more like joyβ€”if joy is the recognition of an almost intolerable beauty. It’s not a very civilized emotion. I can’t listen to Joni Mitchell in a room with other people, or on an iPod, walking the streets. Too risky. I can never guarantee that I’m going to be able to get through the song without being made transparentβ€”to anybody and everything, to the whole world. A mortifying sense of porousness.
—  Zadie Smith,Β β€œSome Notes On Attunement”
Six Sentence Sunday: Nonfiction Edition (Part 2)
  1. Displaying competence with spells of a certain complexity is required for formal accreditation in the same way that a specific examination must be passed to earn a more conventional academic degree; disagreements in spell complexity is a geographical and cultural conflict rather than a magical one. -Master Your Domain
  2. The main advantage to building a lab completely from scratch is also its main disadvantage. -So They Called You Mad
  3. The age of ubiquitous personal electronics means that law enforcement and rivals don’t even need to try to plant surveillance devices in your lair or hideout. -The Supervillain Startup Guide
  4. The Biodome project failed because of the concrete in the structure absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere during the curing process, but this probably won’t be a factor in a spacecraft. -Flight Plan
  5. The priorities for salvaging are different than the priorities for rebuilding or stabilizing, because in most cases the time limit to prevent major infrastructure loss has already passed. -The Post Apocalyptic Handbook
  6. A literal shoestring can be used to create a bow drill to start a fire, to assemble crude stone tools before natural cordage is harvested or processed, to create a navigational tool, to keep time, to measure distance, and more. -How To Rebuild Technological Civilization on a (Literal) Shoestring Budget

WIP excerpt of “They Come From the Hills,” nonfiction horror Short Story written by me! It has a heavy presence of mental health as a topic, specifically my own and my experiences with schizophrenia. Let me know what you think! If you would like the full story, message me and I’ll link you! <3

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“Every addiction story wants a villain. But America has never been able to decide whether addicts are victims or criminals, whether addiction is an illness or a crime. So we relieve the pressure of cognitive dissonance with various provisions of psychic labor - some addicts got pitied, others get blamed - that keep overlapping and evolving to suit our purposes: Alcoholics are tortured geniuses. Drug addicts are deviant zombies. Male drunks are thrilling. Female drunks are bad moms. White addicts get their suffering witnessed. Addicts of color get punished. Celebrity addicts get posh rehab with equine therapy. Poor addicts get hard time. Someone carrying crack gets five years in prison, while someone driving drunk gets a night in jail, even though drunk driving kills more people every year than cocaine. In her seminal account of mass incarceration, The New Jim Crow, legal scholar Michelle Alexander points out that many of these biases tell a much larger story about ‘who is viewed as disposable - someone to be purged from the body politic - and who is not.’ They aren’t incidental discrepancies - between black and white addicts, drinkers and drug users - but casualties of our need to vilify some people under the guise of protecting others.”

Leslie Jamison, The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath

When a human being becomes a set of data on a Web site like Facebook, he or she is reduced. Everything shrinks. Individual character. Friendships. Language. Sensibility. In a way it’s a transcendent experience: we lose our bodies, our messy feelings, our desires, our fears. It reminds me that those of us who turn in disgust from what we consider an overinflated liberal-bourgeois sense of self should be careful what we wish for: our denuded networked selves don’t look more free, they just look more owned.
—  Zadie Smith,Β β€œGeneration Why?”
BOOK REVIEW: ‘Will my Cat Eat my Eyeballs: Big questions from tiny morals about death’ by Caitlin Doughty
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Content warning: Book explicitly deals with death, decay. I mean, did you see the title of the book?

I wish “Will my Cat Eat my Eyeballs: Big questions from tiny morals about death” by Caitlin Doughty existed when I was a little kid. Doughty of “Ask a Mortician” fame handles a difficult subject with humor, heart and doesn’t talk down to the reader. And you all know that I loved her memoir, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.”

The questions here are all from actual kids, which is incredible. There’s a table of contents in the front so you can go to a specific question or hop around. I read the whole thing in order because I’m wired like that. I loved the cute illustrations, too. Artist Dianne Ruz did lovely work and it fits with the tone.

Where the book stumbles a bit for me is that it feels disjointed. Like I wanted a little more organization and structure to both how the questions were presented. And this is reflected a little bit in the prose too. Sometimes Doughty has a habit of making a joke or comment shortly after a serious issue is raised and it just feels off. Not bad or wrong, but off.

That being said, I think this book (or hell, a book series) should be readily available to kids. We should be better as a society about talking about these issues.

Keep in mind, I’m not a parent, so I can’t give any sort of accurate guidance on which age groups this book is appropriate for. But I tend to think “Will my Cat Eat my Eyeballs” could be useful for starting a conversation. And, hey, if they’re asking the questions, they’re old enough to hear the answer, right?

I recommend this. Just try not to read too much of it in a day, as it can feel a little heavy.

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Welcome to Sacramento, California; where your most cherished loved ones, or quite possibly even yourself, could be swept right off of their feet, into a ring of human trafficking.

Authorities simply don’t have the time to care—some of them, no doubt, even in on the scandal.

Where will you wake up? Who will have you at their every whim and financial fancy?

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“NO MORE”.

To be released this January 4th of 2020.

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The Sedition’s November issue theme is centered around COMFORT.
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November brings an air of home, gratitude, & comfort. Share with us stories of where you found your home, how you found it. What’s in that home? Is it your friends or family? Is it the people or the place?
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Writers may interpret the theme to their means.
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Submissions due Nov. 25!!