Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

Tag
Introspection

16 Sep 2020, 7:13 a.m.

I Miss You, Friends And Strangers

I met you in a storytelling workshop taught by someone later discredited. I met you in the front-row fandom for a now-defunct sketch comedy troupe. I met you at a women's networking event where you …

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03 Sep 2020, 11:27 a.m.

On Accepting Nonzero Criticism, Even Hate

I'm thinking about how acceptance is not the same as resignation. I was talking with a friend many, many months ago, and race stuff came up. He and I talked about a shared experience of …

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23 Aug 2020, 15:13 p.m.

A Sunday Morning Bike Ride

This morning I woke up before Leonard did and I bicycled in the relative cool and quiet of a Sunday morning. Thank you, past planners and builders, for bike lanes and promenades. I'd had some …

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25 Jul 2020, 23:03 p.m.

I'll Miss You

In March or April I learned of friends -- generally those with children -- who were temporarily leaving New York City to stay with relatives in other places. Now I'm hearing of more of them …

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17 Jun 2020, 10:19 a.m.

Gonna Be Vulnerable For A Sec

I saw this tweet by Julia Evans, advertising the newest in her questions to help people learn things series: questions about git branches https://questions.wizardzines.com/git-branches.html and I was able to notice that my heart briefly sank. …

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30 Apr 2020, 16:50 p.m.

What We Subsume

Still here. I've gotten a lot better at sewing pleats on face masks, and have found that -- if I cut the material ahead of time -- I can usually finish a mask, or nearly …

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09 Jan 2020, 15:09 p.m.

Everyone Has Bugs To Report, Everyone Has Bug Reports To Accept

I was partway through college. I was taking a class about US films of 1939 and their social/historical context. The professor said something in a lecture about Upton Sinclair. I went to his office hours …

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02 Jan 2020, 14:53 p.m.

10+ Years Later

Back in 2009, my spouse and I edited and published an anthology of original speculative fiction and art called Thoughtcrime Experiments (here's why, and how you can do it yourself). I wrote some followup posts: …

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29 Nov 2019, 14:29 p.m.

A Heritage

I was talking with a friend earlier today about how I've come to understand some different temperaments and skills I inherited from my different parents. And the specific thing I am reflecting on now is …

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29 Apr 2019, 13:03 p.m.

Looking Forward To

I'm trying to note down some things I am looking forward to, and that don't make me want to hyperventilate and hide because they are attached to obligations I have not yet discharged. (Like: I …

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