I begin with gratitude for the community care I have been witnessing, grief for the losses we are experiencing (and have experienced), and continued hope for a just transition. While today’s post adds to my ongoing commentary on a certain … Continue reading Transform tourism? TDA accountability?
Right before coronavirus arrived in Buncombe County, we bought a bird feeder. It now hangs outside the window where I work, attracting an array of winged visitors. The birds in my yard have always been a source of delight for … Continue reading Planting possibilities. Freeing them all. Caring for neighbors. With love.
Note: this piece was started before the pandemic was declared. For more depth on this moment, click here for details on the upcoming Coping with Corona Collective webinars. Very near my house, newly built “luxury” apartments will be opening soon, … Continue reading The road to repair
There is so much uncertainty and loss right now, as there always is, but clearly at an unprecedented scale. To bring up the topic of the TDA (yet again, click here for backstory) in this context may seem trivial. Yet … Continue reading empire exposed and dreams of a just transition
With a pandemic upon us, here are some links and notes that I hope will be of use. Much love as we take care of ourselves and those around us. The reality Thanks to the Asheville Blade for this informative … Continue reading Community care during coronavirus
Community alert! Patrick Conant posted the following about the latest infuriating back room brokering that could leave us with yet another bad deal, this time in regards to the occupancy tax (click here for previous writings about the tax + … Continue reading Not another bad deal
At the moment I am whirling in the overwhelmingness. Though I am currently unable to craft words that may be of use, I am lucky to be able to share this medicinal essay by Margaret Killjoy, “How to Live Like … Continue reading Whirling in the overwhelmingness
Yesterday I had the pleasure to be part of a forum hosted by the WNC Green Party called “Beyond the TDA” (need context? see the update here). I probably should have let you dear readers know about it beforehand and … Continue reading Beyond the TDA
2020 is the year we get to elect Nicole Townsend and Kim Roney to Asheville City Council, and we start by getting them through the upcoming primary on March 3. Early voting begins February 13, click here for details. The … Continue reading Townsend/Roney 2020
As the year (and the decade) draws to a close, I am called to be quiet. There is much to digest from 2019, and much to dream of for the upcoming seasons. You will likely not see any posts from … Continue reading Winter Break + 2020