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Writer. Art Historian. Bylines @PopSci @NYTimes @TheAtlantic @NatGeo @NewRepublic @Wired @Longreads & others. Opinions are mine.

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@AOC Oh this is so good.All your base (are) belong to us 👾 https://t.co/brwNKJ8wrh
Retweeted by Shannon StironeFuture cosmonauts on Europa, moon of Jupiter, illustrated by Nikolai Kolchitsky, late 1950s. https://t.co/zFGL6G6IfW
Retweeted by Shannon StironeI think 'motherfucker' is a great word and I use it every day involuntarily when I read the news. It just walks right off my tongue. @david_sheff @sampha Oh wow, well done Jasper. Damn.*checks the news* https://t.co/gJOlbq9XHeI’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. @CherylStrayed I am so glad you are on this earth. https://t.co/soLl986LQC @nadiamdrake Ooo I've always wanted coupes like that. Mama D has excellent taste, we know this. Cheers to you friend xo. @im_a_mia @francineorr @latimes @latimesphotos I might have to drive down for this @DanielleRGunn It is so bad. @francineorr @latimes @latimesphotos @im_a_mia :) @LukeEpplin This is really fucked up.Today in dark thoughts. https://t.co/qRN57OhfpM
1/19
2019
@heroinebook Hahaha. Yeah something like that. I’ll stick to your saying though. https://t.co/mWEKVW1ATN @heroinebook I'll take it. Really anything other than dying alone an abject failure would be ok with me. Though tha… https://t.co/YomiIL0jUX @heroinebook I couldn't even finish responding because the worst case is so damn sad and the best case I know to be… https://t.co/KUBefVpMPHSomeone just asked me what the best and worst possible scenarios for my future are and I realize neither are likely… https://t.co/eYTv9rb6trAll I ask for, every day, is for a secret door to open in front of me & to be never seen again.
Retweeted by Shannon Stirone @heroinebook You rock Erin!!"Eeyore" is simply a phonetic spelling of the sound a donkey makes, the braying noise usually transcribed in Americ… https://t.co/ZoClFLPTBo
Retweeted by Shannon StironeThe Journey by Mary Oliver. https://t.co/H6vLkRhpCA
Retweeted by Shannon StironeIt's been a full 24 hours and I still can't get over this quote. @meganeabbott thank you for posting this. https://t.co/OO4YkS53ziOk folks. Big story comes out Monday. https://t.co/wnFAXMN5d2This joke never gets old. https://t.co/k6Szg3AOXe
Retweeted by Shannon StironeBrutal. https://t.co/rCPEx7CNf1 https://t.co/rFeRAKHLYZ
Retweeted by Shannon Stirone @erinbiba @lizlandau @Lisavipes @AstroYuki @Nickelodeon Liz no. No.❤️ https://t.co/q6UcZ76FFG @rabihalameddine Oh my god my heart @nadiamdrake I am writing something about this as we speak and I'll share it with you when I'm done. May those stars burn bright. @nadiamdrake @adamspacemann @meganeabbott I’ve been haunted by this since I read it. @meganeabbott Wow."A man has always wanted to lay me down, but he never wanted to pick me up." Happy birthday, Eartha Kitt... https://t.co/sBXsXe2Bhk
Retweeted by Shannon StironeBravo @Aeromexico bravo. https://t.co/zz2E5FKfjm
1/18
2019
@erinbiba That makes me sadI really want to write an essay about Mary Oliver. I might have to do this.I'm just going to say that I think it's really interesting how many women in particular that this poem resonates wi… https://t.co/baowg5jZ3E @Jill_Yuricich I love that kind of thinking :) I hope it finds you. @Jill_Yuricich I found it at a small bookstore in SF but I'm sure you can get it online. It is fabulous. @Jill_Yuricich This is from New and Selected poems, volume 1. It's a wonderful collectionOne of my favorites. Not Anyone Who Says, by Mary Oliver. https://t.co/jjrGAWgIjqHow Do I Love You? By Mary Oliver https://t.co/RKWqm6sNKzFrom her book Felicity and the section on Love. https://t.co/AM4m7Simup @lyzl Me too. It's a lot of truth to contain in two little pages. @w00ki33 ❤️The Journey by Mary Oliver. https://t.co/H6vLkRhpCA @howagreg Try New and Selected poems volume 1The opening page to Mary Oliver’s Blue Horses. https://t.co/qvQunUk1foThis is a great piece by @brainpicker I suggest reading it https://t.co/F899XyLTIjhttps://t.co/XUC3AhcU72"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver, RIPShe helped so many people fall in love with poetry for the first time. It was an honor to write this https://t.co/4TC7WjSPYR
Retweeted by Shannon StironeI'm sad that she is gone but I do have a stack of her books next to my desk that are underlined and marked with lit… https://t.co/L3B35oWyrhShe was vulnerable, gutted and totally open when she lost her love and yet she was laid that out for us to witness… https://t.co/a0tm9OPUGGMary Oliver somehow had the ability to not just convey the despair and depths of pain we experience in this life, b… https://t.co/53L69ir4xJWe were so lucky to have her https://t.co/fEqnWZvvS5"To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bon… https://t.co/eJONnDlDPc
Retweeted by Shannon StironeThe last page of her poem, When Death Comes. I cannot give you any better advice today than to go sit with some of… https://t.co/UiwyLsZVivAnd one from her book Felicity: Moments https://t.co/G9i7ZQ4oD5This is one of the first poems of hers I ever read: If I Wanted A Boat https://t.co/36OYAjC5dHThis breaks my heart. Mary Oliver was a gift to poetry and I am so glad I found her work in my life. https://t.co/Fdl7peOOicAlfred Eisenstaedt https://t.co/lYmk3K5729
Retweeted by Shannon Stirone @heroinebook Also related to sources, it has been a nightmare getting in touch with people and it is so stressful ❤️ @heroinebook I think I’m just a zombie now. Or vampire, whatever is coolest these days. I look dead, I feel dead, I… https://t.co/ZaE02WeyECRichard Diebenkorn (American, 1922-1993), Man and Woman Seated, 1958. https://t.co/ORFZAKSUgs
Retweeted by Shannon StironeI remember rolling out of my bed and suddenly waking up on the floor and running to the hallway and the shaking see… https://t.co/VP8B3RYMIUHello insomnia twitter @KarlTheFog @chrissyfarr This is heartbreak crying. You’ll find love again. Let the sun come back. @johnwenz @FiveThirtyEight Because we are artists and narcs don’t tell us what to do in Flatland. @johnwenz @FiveThirtyEight They warned me about the drugs too https://t.co/ChDY4lYQGOThe colors used on this test are nice. Not sure if this means I’m cool or not though. https://t.co/mJRoVU3El1Um. It might be time to move back to Los Angeles. https://t.co/TEHwfN4pZW @sciencequiche I’m so glad you’re ok!90!!! https://t.co/BNpHSLKtY3 @SirFluffyWalls @NWSBayArea I have no power either and I’m more east. Probably no power until morning :( @SirFluffyWalls @NWSBayArea Oh that must be what it was. It was huge!!I’m meeting my deadlines by candlelight and before the power dies on my computer. Nothing like no electricity and 6… https://t.co/EAWVjdjBtg @grantwmckinney @MarsMaven I’m going into preserve power mode. This is nuts. I’ve never seen lightening that was neon blue before. @MarsMaven Power just went out after the biggest brightest blue lightening strike I have ever seen.Hey @NWSBayArea just saw a massive bright blue lightening strike towards west Marin.This is the worst storm I've ever experienced in the Bay Area and I've been here 12 years. My windows are double pa… https://t.co/pCJMffbgho @im_a_mia @MariamWatt This cow is a national treasurea rodeo cow escaped and hid herself in an Alaskan park for months and no one can catch her!! no one!!! https://t.co/I7c4pevzLv
Retweeted by Shannon Stirone @DownHereOnEarth @ErinEARoss @tembeep Devious Leah! This is a good idea.Frasier, Niles, Marty ... etc. https://t.co/qmmFF0blbX
Retweeted by Shannon Stirone @arawnsley Jesus I did not know that. That makes me like him more. Yeah, feels about right. What a time to be alive. @arawnsley https://t.co/L5tQTENkolNope. https://t.co/R0OBiaRljJ @ErinEARoss Erin that is hilarious and so sneaky of you! @ErinEARoss @DrMRFrancis @tembeep I guess the teeth are out of the bag on that one. https://t.co/kBlxKrjCBi @lukedones Oh Leo ❤️ I’m sorry for your loss Luke :( @DrMRFrancis @ErinEARoss @tembeep I haven’t, is this teeth related? @ThePlanetaryGuy Hahaha this is great @ErinEARoss @tembeep I think it's weird AF that we hoard our childrens teeth and tell them a person sneaks into the… https://t.co/5RHDaQYFUA @ErinEARoss 57% sparked joy? from teeth? wow I don't know this audience at all.
1/17
2019
Then for the rest of week this is me. https://t.co/zme25d5TR7And just when I am sure I've killed them all and erased their trails..one last tough guy appears and then.. https://t.co/CINItVDegpQuickly turns into what feels like https://t.co/KibEEtcLgHWhen it rains and the ants start coming inside for shelter https://t.co/unlGHgZckD @PAYOLETTER This is just pure entertainment. I just imagine the computer trying to get this right and short circuit… https://t.co/wE5qaHdDna @mikamckinnon @PAYOLETTER Oh my god Mika that is hilariously sad. I am just Shannon Stramonium.
1/16
2019

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