1a. I ran on Sunday morning even though it was very, very cold outside, and I did an hour of pro bono shoveling to boot. \o/
2. Saw Hidden Figures
over the weekend, and it was amazing
has a neat writeup here
2a. I've been having a lot of feels about space and the history of women-as-computers this week. I keep rereading Sofia Samatar's poem Girl Hours
("The body is a computer") and thinking about distances in time and space and social constructions of reality ("to travel /where distance is no longer measured in miles but in lifetimes, /in epochs, in breaths, in light years, in girl hours"): 1961 was really not that long ago. Thinking too about periods of retrograde motion, and parabolas of escape from Euclidean metaphors of history - we need better geometries of justice and social efficacy. It feels like it's time again to pick up Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science
from where I left off last year to finish my degree.
3. I tend more toward Quarterly Intentions
than New Year's Resolutions, but here's one resolution I'm holding to: my yuletide mess has the seed of a damn good fic, and it's worth however many rounds of rewriting it takes to get it to sing coherently for posting to the NYR '17 collection.
3a. I will also do my best to make a few minutes every day to listen to myself, and be both kind and ruthlessly about picking myself back up however many times it takes. Figuring out a walking meditation route to do before work has been a good restart.