Stay Fluent 82: Care Work as Vulnerable/Powerful Nexus

Do I too want a domestic slave whose glaringly compromised work situation I can cloud over in love-feelings? Maybe my want for this ties back into the old cycle. I bumble in and out of the Precariat myself and am a super candidate for millennial burn out. My emotional and functional core abilities are depleted, I seek rich and velvety care for myself that I don't necessarily have the energy to reciprocate. 

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Stay Fluent 80: Tits to the Wind

At the Ogden Museum of Southern Art there is a tiny room showcasing Margarita Cabrera. She had mostly sewn sculptures and quilts on display, all with their stitches and end threads intentionally exposed. I am besotted with her technique (finishing to unfinish, making visible what is usually hidden by the end of manufacture) and how they embody a border politics.

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Stay Fluent 79: Eating lunch in the shade

I am traveling solo and extra susceptible to philosophies of visiting. Why do we travel? What is good travel? Why go? Why stay? Who comes? Who moves through? How do we choose where to go? How do we classify information about a place as we are experiencing it? How do visitors change a place daily, monthly, or in a decade?

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Stay Fluent 74: Traffic Circle

I can feel time moving in loops. Plant life pushes out of the ground again where I imagine it traveled the underworld in a circle building steam to break the surface. Dog shit comes unfrozen and melts back into the dirt. I lose things and don't mind it, leaving bottles in bookstores and my coffee on someone else's stoop. 

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Stay Fluent 73: On Structure

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I have qualms about the fools errand of keeping myself organized. I think we all have sieve brain to varying degrees and then we evolve systems to catch what falls through and these may work or they may put more stress on the sieve and create new holes or leaks. 

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Stay Fluent 71: Abundance in austerity (la buchona) featuring Lorah Steichen

“The economic image of la buchona is akin to Solange's high-low, balling on a budget swagger from Binz. Get a fancy hotel room, steal their sheets. Drive around in a flashy car, but it's a rental. This is luxury that's performed more than owned or lived. Luxeness for appearances sake and for how it makes you feel to sleep in that suite, to whip those tires.”

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