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i forgot to come here.

habits die hard, & new habits take regular practice to form.

so i finished a post i started in 2015. it's riffing off the conversations @bryanalexander started up (i think he started them up?) but it took the madness of the past month to actually cohere.

and it ended up being a call to action on literacies, using an old Maritime adult ed model.

interested? could we do this?

After reading Sara Goldrick-Rab's "Paying the Price" (required reading for anyone in , and I don't say that lightly!), I wanted to participate in responding to the crisis around financial aid and college costs in the U.S. I am using to give to the Fast Fund. This is not a way to solve the larger problem, but in addition to our ongoing advocacy work, we need to care for our most vulnerable students who need help right now. Check it out!

Twitter this morning left me feeling overwhelmed & aghast.

at society, not the ppl in my feed. because the openly reactionary, racist backlash of the moment - which i get isn't new, but seems newly open at least in my lifetime/location - is a LOT. white ppl meltdowns on constant RT.

but. but. am suspicious that i'm here partly to escape being there. i truly believe there's good work on media literacies to be done here...getting beyond circulating meltdowns as awareness...but still. thoughts?

see i left here for five minutes only to find Air Effing Canada has changed our family effing itinerary and turned a great two-leg flight to London with kids into three legs with impossible connections. in January.

Air Canada isn't here so i gotta go back to Twitter to register my loathing. erm, polite complaint.

So @sundliu and I love you all and in reflection of all the wonderfulness that you are, we came up with this thing:

so. the Mastadon resemblance to early Twitter functionality is eerily familiar but feels more time travel-ish than vintage.

like landing in Twitter from 2010.

also, note: no metrics really does amplify the focus on talking TO people but i cannot even remember how to meet people without ambient likes.

okay peeps. @bonstewart is here.

we are now ready to get heavy and awesome.

okay fine i am here.
dear Mastodon please never remind me you exist once the world abandons yet another effort at decency & non-corporate sociality.
just sayin'.


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