Ten Tuesday Morning Thoughts
Creating amidst chaos and circulating doom is a necessary distraction.
Where’s Kendrick Lamar?
Nothing sweeter than watching a child play with a ball on their own. Especially if it’s your kid.
We have an opportunity to actively, right now, in this moment, to love ourselves whole.
Mentally and physically preparing my home for a Fall and Winter quarantine, starting with getting my mattress professionally cleaned and sanitized.
Thinking of fellow parents and the choices we have to make in the upcoming weeks.
What would it look like if we chose regeneration over destruction?
Designing my mornings with intention means (re)committing to proper sleep hygiene and routine.
There are small joys waiting to be discovered throughout the day. Can you name one right now?
I’m tired of being resilient.
1 Thing to Read
The 1970s Black Utopian City That Became a Modern Ghost Town
In the summer of 1972, after the Nixon administration awarded Soul City a $14 million loan guarantee (about $87 million today) to prepare the land for development, that dream appeared within reach. The loan was part of a program financing 13 new communities across the country, including a futuristic high-rise complex near downtown Minneapolis and an eco-friendly exurb of Houston. But Soul City was the only project in a rural area and the only one led by a Black developer.
1 Thing to Watch
1 thing to Listen
Code Societies, A Speculative Oral History: The Cybernetics of Reproduction
This is an interview I did with my good friends Melanie Hoff and Neta Bomani back in 2020, pre-pandemic.