Clarice Lispector comigo!


Perco a consciência, mas não importa, encontro a maior serenidade na alucinação. “

Clarice Lispector. TUDO É UM…

Clarice Lispector. Para amar Clarice co descobrir e apreciar os aspectos mais inovadores de sua obra. Emília Amaral. 1 Ed. Barueri, São Paulo: Editorial, 2021

Marii Freire Pereira comigo!

Imagem: pinterest/ Cafonice intrínseca

Santarém, Pa 31 de dezembro de 2021

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¡Adios 2021, Bienvenida 2022!

Filosofa's Word

With less than 24 hours left in 2021, perhaps it’s time for a few personal reflections.  I’ve had more than plenty of time to just sit and think during the past four months, and often my thoughts have revealed more about my own inner workings than anything. One thing I learned about myself is that I’m really good at ‘talking the talk’, but when it comes to ‘walking the walk’, I fail miserably.  I consoled myself with … “not everyone is able to attend protest marches or donate large sums of money … we all give according to our abilities.”  All of which sounds very nice, but … with a bit more effort, might I have been able to attend a BlackLivesMatter protest near my home?  Probably.  Might I have donated money to the cause?  Absolutely.  Instead, I used my voice to write blog posts criticizing racism, racists, misogynists and…

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A Call for Quakers to Embrace Mutual Aid


I am writing to make the case for the adoption of Mutual Aid as a framework for Quaker justice work.

This comes from my perspective of a White, Quaker, male (he/him), settler on Ioway land, in the country called the United States. When I refer to Quakers here, I mean White Quakers. Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) Friends have completely different experiences related to white privilege and racism, for example.

My credentials include friendships with Native people here in the Midwest. And to have been part of a Mutual Aid community for the past two years. The following is from these lived experiences, which have excited me, shown me a different way to work for peace and justice.

There are three key elements of Mutual Aid.

  1. Mutual aid projects work to meet survival needs and build shared understanding about why people do not have what they need.

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Affordable Connectivity Program | Federal Communications Commission

Who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?

A household is eligible if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; or
  • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline;
  • Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;
  • Is approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022 school year;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income program.

Source: Affordable Connectivity Program | Federal Communications Commission

Thoughtful Thursdays, Watch Night services, and Public Transportation

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

This is just a quick post to say that I wish folks still remembered and celebrated the old Watch Night services, to watch for the telegram announcing emancipation in those slave states still at war, and to pray for freedom for all, as they did on that last night of 1862, and as my great grandmother Marie Johnson (in this blog’s background image, shown with her husband, my adoptive step-great grandfather Adolphus Johnson, both of Blessed Memory) used to do every year, at Booth and Johnson family church, Mt Zion United Methodist Church, in Georgetown.

They took the Metro bus there, or the street car, before they were all paved over around 1963, if I recall reading correctly.  Bus service to Georgetown was never very easy to use, as I recall.  As a small child, I spent summers with my Grandma Marie, and we’d always go to…

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Carlos Drummond de Andrade comigo!


Dentro de mim, bem no fundo,

há reservas colossais de tempo,

futuro, pós-futuro, pretérito,

há domingos, regatas, procissões,

há mitos proletários, condutos subterrâneos,

Carlos Drummond de Andrade. A Rosa do Povo. 1945. São Paulo.

janelas em febre, massas de água, salgada, meditação e sarcasmo. “

Marii Freire Pereira comigo!

Imagem: pinterest/ Mfabiorodrigo

Santarém, Pa 31 de dezembro de 2021

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Mi destierro voluntario

Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga


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Antes de que lean mi texto, deseo agradecer a mis familiares, amigos, lectores, compañeros blogueros y seguidores, un año más a su lado. Realmente es una bendición y una fortuna sentirlos parte de mi historia. Reciban mi afecto, mi gratitud y mi reconocimiento. Les deseo lo mejor de la vida para 2022 y lo años que siguen. Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga.

Mi destierro no contempla distancias ni rejas. Es voluntario. Encontrándome tan cerca, estoy lejos. Estando tan distante, me encuentro próximo. Es un retiro libre, una ausencia temporal, de esos aislamientos que uno, a veces, elige en determinada estación, a cierta hora, en algún momento de la existencia, con la idea de sumergirse en sí y descubrirse en las profundidades del ser, entre el oleaje de la realidad presente y del infinito. Es, simplemente, un encuentro conmigo, una…

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