10 Things and a GIF I Liked Enough to Show You: 23–29 July 2016

  1. This flowchart for white people who get defensive when people talk about racism is golden.
  2. "A corporate lawyer can predict the future from a mile up his own asshole." —copy from the best Craigslist ad for a blender ever.
  3. Beware the internet of things. It's looking kind of haphazard and potentially terrifying right now.
  4. Saskatchewan's premier is big on oil pipelines, proclaiming their safety, but 18,000 spills doesn't sound as good as he'd like us to believe.
  5. The freedom white people envision for Black people isn't necessarily a good thing.
  6. I like the simplicity of this idea: printing shirts and bags using public street elements.
  7. No, it's not your opinion. You're just wrong.
  8. There are still good people in the world. All these strangers on a train in Toronto are proof of that.
  9. What's it like to have a trans partner? This is one person's experience.
  10. Keeping your eye on what you think your success is or what it might look like could be limiting your ability to know the real value in quitting.
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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who blogs from elanmorgan.com and works from elan.works, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, and speaks all over. They have been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

209/365: Too Far for Running

We have been well fed.
Thunder urges us to homes
too far for running.
 


I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.

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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who blogs from elanmorgan.com and works from elan.works, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, and speaks all over. They have been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

208/365: Discrete Objects

No longer a bird,
she's become discrete objects:
bloodless bones, feathers.
No longer children,
we argue a narrative:
and then this, and then…
How long is enough?
When are we no longer that
which we once became?


I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.