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Attention Friends in South Florida

Hey friends! Leland Kolbert and his wife Bonnie of New Beginnings Retreat in South Florida are planning a get together for any and all transguys that are in the area. It’s at 5pm on Saturday May 23. If you’re interested in coming to hang out, call Leland at (561) 214-0044. He’ll provide you with directions to the retreat.
More information about New Beginnings Retreat can be found at their website: www.newbeginningsretreat.com
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One of the striking characteristics of the Anthropocene is the hash it’s made of the principles of geographic distribution. If highways, clear-cuts, and soybean plantations create islands where none before exists, global trade and global travel do the reverse: they deny even the remotest of islands their remoteness. The process of remixing the world’s flora and fauna, which began slowly, along the routes of early human migration, has, in recent decades, accelerated to the point where in some parts of the world, non-native plants out number native ones. During any given twenty-four hour period, it is estimates that ten thousand different species are being moved around the world just in ballast water. Thus a single supertanker (or, for that matter, a jet passenger) can undo millions of years of geographic separation.
—  The Sixth Extinction (Kolbert, 2014: 198)

I have put this book on my (extensive) to-read list. I found a New York Times review of the book (Kolbert is a staff writer at The New Yorker) and thought I would share it:

“People change the world,” Kolbert writes, and she vividly presents the science and history of the current crisis. Her extensive travels in researching this book, and her insightful treatment of both the history and the science all combine to make “The Sixth Extinction” an invaluable contribution to our understanding of present circumstances, just as the paradigm shift she calls for is sorely needed.”

You’re going to need a bigger beach bag.

Yuri Gripas / Reuters

Gates’ picks last year included book like the Pulitzer Prize winning The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert and Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System by Ezekiel J. Emanuel.

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

« The adventures she recounts are mostly inside her head, where we hear and see the kind of inner thoughts most of us are too timid to let out in public. You will rip through it in three hours, tops. But you’ll wish it went on longer, because it’s funny and smart as hell. »

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These Are The Books Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read This Summer

You’re going to need a bigger beach bag.

Yuri Gripas / Reuters

Gates’ picks last year included book like the Pulitzer Prize winning The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert and Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System by Ezekiel J. Emanuel.

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

“The adventures she recounts are mostly inside her head, where we hear and see the kind of inner thoughts most of us are too timid to let out in public. You will rip through it in three hours, tops. But you’ll wish it went on longer, because it’s funny and smart as hell.”

Touchstone Books


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These Are The Books Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read This Summer

You’re going to need a bigger beach bag.

Yuri Gripas / Reuters

Gates’ picks last year included book like the Pulitzer Prize winning The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert and Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System by Ezekiel J. Emanuel.

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

“The adventures she recounts are mostly inside her head, where we hear and see the kind of inner thoughts most of us are too timid to let out in public. You will rip through it in three hours, tops. But you’ll wish it went on longer, because it’s funny and smart as hell.”

Touchstone Books


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