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Tanya @Tdorey@mastodon.social

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here on mastodon dot social we have both kinds of people: FOSS programmers and communists

Sharing some writing that was in big and small ways influenced by people here.

thankful for all the wise intellectuals in this space, (especially those who don't recognize themselves in that description).

heretothere.trubox.ca/rest-day

I returned my bike and headed to the university on foot, knowing only the general direction. Suddenly, I saw an outcropping of art on the corner of this car-friendly street. I stopped, spoke with the artist and bought a painting. I then asked if I was still headed in the right direction. "Yes," he said, "Up the hill and turn right. The further you walk, the closer there will be."

Possibly the best directions I've ever received.

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*checks out the women's room scene at this club*

Oh hell yeah.

*opens door, sees the only graffiti in the restroom*

<3

(Needs transcription, but I'm on mobile rn)

We walked up to the meadow, a wide open space surrounded by the Rockies, huge peaks surrounding us. We are so small, I thought. The I remembered to look down, the way my grandmother taught me to in the early summer before the showy meadow flowers have bloomed. And there they were the tiny flowers, intricate and beautiful. Quietly being.

I’m outside waiting for my ride to pick me up. Across the street a car is waiting for their ridee. Noticing how the act of sharing creates space to pause and enjoy the sun and the shade and the birds.

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You wake some mornings to this symphony, right? To invisible creatures talking to the world. To music among the trees. Maybe if you pause quiet enough, if you listen deep enough, if you contemplate the possibilities of conversation, you might finally hear beyond the nothing. Resist the noise, your heart tells you, while your brain seems only intent on making it all make sense. Let those birds sing. Let the squirrels chatter. Be observant in a quiet place. Write your own

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Thank you kind people for following me—I'd just like to bring to your attention that this account is currently in retirement, please come join me over at @paralithode for new posts 🦀💕

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"Hearing the voices of the people whose lives are affected by history and the daily lived experience challenges the everyday condition of appropriation of voice."~ Graveline, 1998.

I think about changing and listening (and changing through listening) and then I think about learning, particularly in a pedagogical or curricular sense. How did these concepts end up so disconnected from one another? How do we restore those connections?

I built a website last year. The folks I shared it with hated it. So I forgot about it. But today I remembered and thought I would try sharing it again. Here.

It's my thoughts on decolonization. Intended to be part personal reflection, part experiment on how non-indigenous educators might be part of the answer in some small way. Thoughts are welcome (even negative ones).

decolonizingeducation.trubox.c

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It’s not AI vs people
It’s not Big Data vs people
It’s not robots vs people

It’s corporations vs people.

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my real theory is that mastodon and the fediverse and other new web platforms got the next generation on it and while its messy they're growing and a good number of these people are going to grow and end up doing really important and powerful things

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I'm getting more excited about what Mastodon (and the Fediverse and its mechanisms like OSocial and ActivityPub and even Matrix) mean, and their implications for a post-corporate Internet. That, to me, is a prerequisite for a better world.