Lacy MacAuley


a home for my pen, projects, and passions

evening reading

Lately my bedtime reading has grown quite brief. I guess a turbulent life requires more sleep, not only because the events of the day leave me dragging, but because my brain needs more time spent in REM to incorporate change and newness.

But I’ve found the perfect little pillow read. “Axioms for Organizers” by Fred Ross Sr. offers wisdom for the organizing activist who does a little too much. It contains reassuring quips such as, “If you wait until you have all the time, people and resources to go ahead, you may still never get there because you didn’t fill the interval with the action needed to get you there.”

Another dose of inspiration: “A good organizer is a social arsonist who goes around setting people on fire.”

These bite-sized nuggets are the perfect thing to have ready on my bedside table. Each page of this tiny book has just one piece of wisdom. Their size is not too big and not too small, but just right.


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