Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

Live Like the World Is Dying

It’s a bittersweet challenge these days to figure out, much less practice, what it means to “live like the world is dying.” After nearly three pandemic years, given how much … Continue reading

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Rainbows in the Rubble

Truth be told, it’s been hard to get out of bed this winter. More pointedly, it feels hard to find reasons to get out of bed. Some call that depression, … Continue reading

January 1, 2023 · 2 Comments

Not My New Year

Not my New Years. Not this date established by a dictator, Julius Caesar, and his empire, then reaffirmed by the Papal State, and now upheld by capital and its food+alcohol … Continue reading

December 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

Hanukkah 5783: Ritual as Resistance

NIGHT 1 There’s nary a Jewish holiday or ritual that isn’t about sorrow as well as joy. They are as inseparable as the braids in a challah loaf or havdallah … Continue reading

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Recording of Beautiful “Try Anarchism for Life” Event Hosted by Firestorm Books

For those who missed @firestormcoop’s lovely offering of (cyber)space for a celebration of my new book, Try Anarchism for Life (@tangled_wilderness), here’s the video for your leisurely viewing. What I … Continue reading

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I Saw Someone Die Today

I saw someone die today. It was toward the end of an hourlong walk that I had to force myself to do because it’s so bitterly cold and dismal outside. … Continue reading

December 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

Dreaming of Anarchist Infrastructure for COVID-Careful, Full Lives

As we enter winter #3 of pandemic times, it’s a wonder—wearily so—that anarchists on the whole haven’t been far more inventive in crafting all sorts of imaginative, self-organized, DIY-style infrastructure … Continue reading

December 11, 2022 · 3 Comments

Circles of Care

Care packages aren’t just beautiful on the inside—for what they contain as gifts, as sustenance, as rebel “love letters” to each other. (Though getting a no. 10 envelope filled with … Continue reading

December 11, 2022 · Leave a comment

Pausing for Queer Joy

Pausing for a moment of queer joy. This world is stone-cold hard. It’s too easy to sink into that grayness. To see nothing but what paves over all we love, … Continue reading

December 4, 2022 · Leave a comment

I’m Tired …

Feeling this today: I’m tired of seeing “The Jews” trending on Twitter for what is now, at least on my computer screen, going on two weeks. It’s never good. It’s … Continue reading

December 1, 2022 · Leave a comment