I threw my back out (again) last week and so while trying to take it easy and keep up with my new regimen of physical therapy exercises, I’ve got keeping cozy on my mind. I’ll regret wishing away the warm sunshine and green leaves of September come November, but in the land of make-believe, just for today, I’m building a nest of autumnal coziness, including:
Clogs that are almost like slippers.
Socks in the very best shade.
A new novel (coming in November—available for preorder now!)
A notebook in case of inspiration striking.*
And a quilt for proper cocooning.
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In an effort to ground this make-believing in something much more down to earth, here’s something we can do today:
Send support to folks in Puerto Rico. Hurricane Fiona has caused massive flooding and a privatized energy system has left nearly the entire island without electricity. In lieu of donating to broad disaster relief organizations, consider sending support to local organizations on the ground like Taller Salud, a feminist mutual aid organization currently working on hurricane relief and Brigada Solidaria del Oeste, a local organization founded in response to Hurricane Maria and raising money for direct aid in the form of first aid kits, water filters, and lamps. A donation made to the Fiona Community Response Fund via ActBlue will support a coalition of community-led organizations working locally, including the Maria Fund.
It’s National Voter Registration Day and the midterm elections will be here before we know it. Check your registration, register to vote, confirm your polling place, and make a voting plan at Vote.org.