Recognizing privilege doesn’t mean suffering guilt or shame for your lot in life. Nobody’s saying that straight, white, middle-class, able-bodied males are all a bunch of assholes who don’t work hard for what they have. Recognizing privilege simply means being aware that some people have to work much harder just to experience the things you take for granted (if they ever can experience them at all).

Explaining White Privilege To A Broke White Person (via kottke.org)

An ”tee-flower” bouquet. Looking forward to the Strawberry-Rhubarb flavored Rooibos tee!

An ”tee-flower” bouquet. Looking forward to the Strawberry-Rhubarb flavored Rooibos tee!

I need help, and I’m no longer sure if the term “Review” is correct, when I write about the books I’m reading. I see the following conflicts with this term:

  • I mostly write these for myself, so I remember what I fought about the book
  • Sometimes I would like to add spoilers, and I think a book review should not have spoilers.
  • I don’t always want to write a summary of the book.

But I cannot think about a different term I could use in the title, which conveys the meaning of these posts well. I’m currently thinking about “Note about <BOOK-TITLE>” or “Thoughts about <BOOK-TITLE>.”

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