“Dystopia isn’t where things go wrong. Dystopia is when things go wrong, and nothing can be done about it.” —Cory Doctorow A few upcoming talks and activities: I’ll be giving a research-oriented presentation on walking (and walkability) and its role in personal and community well-being at the annual
See, I *knew* you were going to conquer the world. (Maybe not this fast though).
I am looking forward to becoming the annoying person who comments on ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING when you start the speculative short stories circle, and I apologise in advance for my relentless commenting in which I never stop commenting until you feel compelled to have a word with me to maybe stop commenting? Because I will leave all the comments. All of them. Sorry.
Also, the Dear Butte house is absolutely gorgeous. Madly so.
Also also, I thought of a scifi short story that you might have a lot to say about - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billennium_(short_story)
And so much like desert sands it's all wiped away in time. Mountains take a little more time.
The residency sounds seriously cool - congrats!
As an Arkansawyer, the prompt strikes a very true chord in my soul for all the reasons (and lazy-ass jokes) that you might expect.
For your second Theadable reading circle on Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Belonging, I hope you might also consider the work of Úrsula LeGuin.
Sounds exciting! You are doing important work, which is so desperately needed these days.
That’s so great that you’re doing a Dear Butte stint. It’s the absolute best. Speaking of which, if you are doing a group walk through Butte, let me know if anybody finds a set of Toyota keys on the ground (likely somewhere in Walkerville). I lost my set during my residency and had to borrow Christy’s van to drive to the Bozeman Toyota dealer and back so they could cut me a new set. I’m assuming that’s what the walk will mostly be about, right? Finding one-year-old lost car keys?
Sounds nifty! Congrats. It is (or was) not at cold and now it's headed in the other direction but nothing like Montana. It's a lot more disconcerting and disturbing than nasty.
It sounds like you've got some good opportunities in front of you. More than anything I hope all of your caring and hard work makes a difference, however modest at first, and thereby fills your sails. The world needs your voice.
Looking forward to seeing which books you recommend!
What fascinating events you are participating in! And congrats on your residency!
Congratulations on your residency! Butte is such a fascinating place. So many stories to be told I am sure. Love the concept. Glad we are getting through the worst of the cold weather. Hoping to cross country ski tomorrow. Given your work you’d probably be interested to know that we ski and walk on an airstrip that is essentially a field but there for the few small planes that fly in here in the summer. It’s fenced off, which keeps motorized vehicles away. Makes for a great long unleashed dog walk or ski.
Congratulations, wishing you many productive hours at the Dear Butte residence.👍👍
At least the freezing wind is now chilling in stillness. The narrator owned my meander today, but I learned to appreciate the invitation to use words to bring enhanced attention to details and nuance in the tracks. Like how blades of grass and brush fingers poking out of the wind-packed snow tell stories about sun, wind and their own swaying dances. Sent you a photo of fresh cougar tracks with special stories today. Thanks, so much for your nutritious posts.