Feb 2022, fave media


Jessie Mihalik’s Hunt the Stars (Starlight’s Shadow #1)

Tremendous fun. I picked this up sight unseen based on how much fun I had in her previous trilogy, and it was totally worth it.

Ali Hazelwood’s The Love Hypothesis

Hysterically funny. Also the demisexual rep took me out.


Joey. W. Hill’s Worth the Wait (Nature of Desire #9)

Jeffe Kennedy’s The Pages of the Mind (The Uncharted Realms #1)

Courtney Milan’s Talk Sweetly to Me (Brothers Sinister #4.5)

Nalini Singh’s Mine to Possess, Stroke of Enticement, and Whisper of Sin (Psy-Changeling # 4, 3.5, .75)


Podcast: Truth Be Told S3x02, Obligation

Jamilah Lemieux in conversation with Kiese Laymon. Transcript not available.

Music: Sonia Sanchez’s Catch the Fire & Towhomitmayconcern (Full Moon of Sonia)

Article: Dipti S. Barot’s Lifting the California mask mandate basically says chronically ill and disabled lives don’t matter

“How many deaths were preventable had the CDC been guided not by the needs of the economy but by its own declared mission to protect America from “health, safety, and security threats?” When you prioritize the lives of the most vulnerable, everyone is protected. We should be the measuring stick, not the collateral damage.”

“And as the pundits and politicians continue to push for a normalcy that has never served the medically vulnerable in the first place, disabled, chronically ill and immunocompromised Americans like me will continue to speak out and insist that our lives matter. That we even have to reveals just how “unwell to begin with” normal truly is.”

Article: Jess Lander’s Sonoma vineyard workers fight for safety ahead of fire season. It’s an uphill battle

“Called North Bay Jobs With Justice, a local coalition of community organizations, allies and activists has created a list of five demands, including hazard pay and disaster insurance, that they want added to the ag pass program ahead of the 2022 fire season. As the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors plans to finalize some of its legislative calendar on Tuesday, the coalition is doubling down on its efforts.

The effort, though, faces opposition. County officials say the demands are unlikely to be added to the calendar ahead of fire season, calling the issue far too complex to resolve with swift legislative action. Critics, mostly winery and vineyard owners or vineyard management companies, insist they are paying workers fairly and taking the proper safety precautions. They don’t believe they should pay for work that isn’t completed, which would fall under the group’s demand for disaster insurance. Some are even calling it “a shakedown,” fearing that this is a step in workers unionizing, efforts that have long been thwarted in Napa and Sonoma.”

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