Wednesday Shorts

  • The Americans Who Knitted Their Own Safety Net. I work at a non-profit, and it’s very easy to get caught up in mission statements and process and “professionalism” (a term I despise). I take a lot of inspiration from Mutual Aid Networks that are all about getting what’s needed to who needs it as quickly as possible.
  • Empathy Beyond Therapy. The boundaries between how friends help each other and how a therapist helps a client are blurry as hell, and something I’m always interested in exploring. I don’t know if it’s a difference between the West Coast (where I live) and the Midwest (where I grew up), but the boundary here is different. Is it a location thing? Is it just a different time than when I was young? I don’t know. Who you rely on and how you rely on them is different, and I don’t always understand how.
  • Jessica McClintock passed away last week and her obituary was more eventful than I would have expected.
  • Long Live the Girl Detective. A short story, one that I quite enjoyed.