Afternoon Snack

Struggling to stay on task or stay human during the ongoing onslaught of international tragedies? You’re not alone. Take a time out with this Afternoon Snack for just a little serotonin boost, as a treat.


Sometimes doing something within your power to help is the best medicine. If you are interested in providing airport pickups, meals, or apartment set-ups to Afghan refugees, you can sign up here, particularly if you’re in our home bases of Texas (DFW, Houston) or Seattle! If you’re not in a position to volunteer yourself, please share!


POME fave Lysa Penrose is launching a new Kickstarter soon for a “That Feeling When” 44-card Oracle Deck that captures the liminal spaces between Big Emotions. This is 1 million percent up our alley, and if you’re reading this, probably yours too, so sign up to get notified when the campaign officially launches on September 1!


We just learned that there is a new Zora Neale Hurston essay collection in the works to be published in January 2022! If you haven’t yet explored the works of this Harlem Renaissance legend, you’ve got a little time to catch up before the new book hits the shelves~


If one of your go-to ways to relax is thinking about space, here is some exciting news about the backsides of black holes.


To close for this week: Heavily detailed Bridgerton fashion thread? Heavily detailed Bridgerton fashion thread!!

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Afternoon Snack

It’s dark, it’s cold, it’s about to be year three of a global pandemic! Let’s huddle around the ol’ virtual trash fire of internetland for warmth with this week’s Afternoon Snack.

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Xenomorph from the 1979 film Alien
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Finding My Monsters

My fascination began with the 1979 film Alien. I was six when my parents let me watch it with them one night. The idea of an alien monster, called the Xenomorph in the movie, lurking in the vents of a spaceship was terrifying and invigorating. I wanted to know the Xenomorph’s motives. Why was the crew scared of it? Rewatching the movie as a pre-teen filled in the blanks. The crew feared the unknown, and this alien monster, for me, represented the misunderstood. I associated this monster with how I saw my body: strange, grotesque, and unnatural. It took me until my thirties to confront and reclaim my monsters.

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Afternoon Snack

If you’re still sleepy from the long weekend, we hope this sampling of links will perk you up, with no side effects! Our favorite discovery

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