September 28, 2022

"Being civil" is a hard concept to square up against. It's like professionalism: who could argue against that in a workplace? But while both concepts…

Most of us need money—and by extension, an income—to live. I've written a few times about the great resignation, why you should stay, and why…

Today marks the beginning of a new year for any organization on a July-June fiscal calendar. The months leading up to a new fiscal year…

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developing a liberatory consciousness

I'm still reading through the work of critical liberation theory. I shared my first reading on the topic a couple weeks back. Critical liberation theory…

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aging gracefully

It feels great to be back and writing! I celebrated a milestone birthday earlier this month. I won't say which decade I turned because I'm…

personal

aging gracefully

It feels great to be back and writing! I celebrated a milestone birthday earlier this month. I won't say which decade I turned because I'm modest. That said, if anyone guesses "50" then I will be very distraught for a few hours. Over the last few weeks I had some…

start the future

let’s build a cooperative, step 1: collect information, clarify needs, and assemble your founding members

This is the first step in my series on how to create a cooperative. I'll link to each post here as it's written. In my last post, I combined information from many guides to create 10 steps. We'll use these to launch our cooperative. Here's the table of contents: Introduction…

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start the future: building a cooperative

No matter where you work, employers hold an incredible amount of power over the people who work there. It often goes without saying, even in our era of resignations, "quiet quitting" (not a thing!), and r/antiwork. It doesn't have to be this way. Worker in a cooperative share the control…

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developing a liberatory consciousness

I'm still reading through the work of critical liberation theory. I shared my first reading on the topic a couple weeks back. Critical liberation theory was first proposed by Love, DeJong, and Hughbanks in 2009. In it, they articulate theories of liberation. They argue that antiracism cannot stand alone: if…

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the oppressor loves civility

"Being civil" is a hard concept to square up against. It's like professionalism: who could argue against that in a workplace? But while both concepts may appear benign at first, these standards are set by people in power. The norms and culture they create is often rooted in their own…

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