Plan ahead. Mark your calendars. Invite your pals. Spread the word. Share this post. Several contributors to this anthology from the stolen lands of Toronto will join me at Glad Day Bookshop on November 30 (thx to the organizing efforts of contributor Aj Withers!)
And for folks in other parts of Ontario/Quebec, PM or e-mail me if you want to be looped into a Rebellious Mourning book tour. (Or anyone else for the matter; love to travel, especially to share in conversations about counterposing structural losses with collective mourning and resistance.
Just realized I’m spending the Star Trek 50th Anniversary here in San Francisco, California, home of Starfleet Academy in the future!
Star Trek has had such an inspiring influence in my life. Despite all the dystopian portrayals of what the future would be like in films and television, this series was one of the few that celebrated that at the core of humanity’s nature is a righteous impulse to explore the universe, help others, and keep improving everything.
Throughout the series self-actualization was made possible by advancements in science and technology, making the perception of scarcity (the source of most wars, poverty, and other counterproductive public policies) a thing of the past.
One of these days I would love to put a group of futurist friends together (or join a group) for a long weekend retreat somewhere and conjure visions of what a new, character-driven science fiction series could look like that still keeps the essence of balancing realism with a positive attitude about the future. #futurism #startrek50 #sciencefiction.
(Please share to prevent this from happening to other girls) So here I am rocking this joe dirt hair style for the new year courtesy of Ulta Beauty and hot tools. I just got done getting all checked out… along with the front of my hair being burned off my forehead and hand are also burned… I realize Ulta does not make this hair dryer but upon researching I’ve discovered multiple reviews of this happening on their very own website. So they knew and continued to sell it. Anyone can look on ulta’s site and see I’m not the only one who’s been hurt. It’s the hot tools turbo ionic dryer. I posted a pic of it. I’ve gotten two from them… the blow dryer that did this to me was my replacement for the previous that also started smoking on me… All I wanted when I called them about this issue was yet again another free replacement blow dryer but this time of a different brand. They offered me a $20 gift card to the store. like really? Do you really think that cuts it?! my hairs gone!!! And It burned me! I should’ve had my pick of hair dryers. so even though I LOVE Ulta I don’t like the way I was treated after this happened. I will now buy ALL of my makeup from sephora. Also a big thanks to Tommy Hannon for calling me right away. All concerned about me and my hair do. I wouldn’t have known what to do with out you advising me on the next step. All I wanted was a blow dryer! Jeez….