Just turned in my last assignment for this term. Seems like a good excuse to drop this ELO tune I only recently discovered. Not sure how I've missed it all these years. I like to jam after I finish a class.

After 4. FOUR!

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But in all seriousness... can you imagine being cast as Obi-Wan after Alec Guinness perfected that role? What a terribly difficult task and yet Ewan McGregor has done such a classy job and has made it believable. So much respect.

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This summer I've set up a class in Google Classroom to help keep my son busy with things to do. We're in Week 2 of the class I'm building for him and while he gripes sometimes, he seems to be enjoying it. For me, it's been much more involved than I anticipated but it is a cool way to make sure a kid has some things to do to keep busy in the summertime and not just fall into gaming or whatever all the time.

My son is watching Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor in Cartoon Land. Wait, I mean Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

It's insane how cartoony this thing is in the beginning.

Whoa this mildly blew up. So.... like go download my story for free, I guess? 😉

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Realizing tonight will likely not be the last time in my schooling that I write about the cultural significance of Disco. 🕺

"While disco wasn’t going to solve the differences between generations of people or values and religions, it served to help people find and express themselves at a time when it was unpopular and dangerous. As one of Candi Staton’s disco songs encouraged young people, 'Young hearts run free.'"

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In seriousness, I think this is actually an underappreciated element of anti-fascism.

A core element of fascist ideology is the idea that there was once a perfect, ideal past, that we through our degeneracy let slip away. The fascist promises to bring us back to it by being a stern ruler who will punish us for our sins.

So it's important to help people understand that there was NEVER a perfect, ideal past. There was just people and their various screw-ups. And people now are fundamentally the same as people then. The clothes change, the rituals change, but people are people.

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@amydiehl

As someone who had the misfortune of spending years in toxic work environments, I always hated the idea of "lean in." The message instructs victims of patriarchy and white supremacy that their outcome will be more favorable if they acquiesce and expose themselves to even more risk of mistreatment, rather than empowering them to stand up for their rights and demand equal treatment. I'd rather be shown the the water is now safe, instead of being told to jump in with the sharks.

The gif has flashing lights. 

My wife and I have been going through the Friday the 13th / Jason movies and it has been glorious. We had never done this before. One thing we both agreed was fascinating was how consistent they remained through the years.

I wrote a short update about how things are going with my book . But mostly, I want ya'll to see my Saul Bass inspired image. :)

stream.weaver.wtf/2022/05/may-

I would like to (dis)prove something my transphobic father said.
#transgender people, did you choose a name that’s a diminutive of or sounds like your deadname?
Preferably boost for a larger sample size.

I'm currently rereading The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett -- but it's my first time in audiobook format. It's fun.

Fun fact: The adaptation starring Humphrey Bogart was the third adaptation of the book and watered down for censors.

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My scifi short story The Experiment is always available at a name-your-own price, including free. It comes in epub, mobi, and PDF and is DRM free. So read it where you will.

And let me know what ya think of it.

Happy reading!

Here's the link for it: emdragtales.gumroad.com/l/expe

My scifi short story The Experiment is always available at a name-your-own price, including free. It comes in epub, mobi, and PDF and is DRM free. So read it where you will.

And let me know what ya think of it.

Happy reading!

Here's the link for it: emdragtales.gumroad.com/l/expe

I decided to write a bit about my struggles with reading and starting to read with audio. It really has made a difference. But I'm still learning about myself.

stream.weaver.wtf/2022/05/read

I currently live about 30 metres from the river. It is part of my life. I feel better, calmer and more at peace when I walk / sit by it.

Everybody should have a body of water to be calm near.

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