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RT @KevinMKruse
I'm looking forward to the endless interviews that major media outlets will surely do with middle-aged African American women in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Detroit throughout the Biden presidency, reporting their takes on the issues and reflecting their concerns about the future.

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I decorated my partner’s wallet because it was ready for an aesthetic update, and we both agreed that plain camouflage didn’t work well. So now it’s overgrown instead!

#embroidery #sewing #upcycling
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"The witch cursed me!" said the merchant.
"What were her words?" the judge asked.
"She said 'May you have the life you wish upon others' to me!"
The judge looked at the witch. "Are those your words?"
"They are," the witch said.
"That is a blessing," the judge said. "Not guilty."

On the ominous side, we appear to have a slowly expiring, sick and/or wounded animal in our back yard of a type which can be quite vicious if cornered. A call to animal control is in our future along with the possible challenge of them transporting it through our apartment once caged since we don’t have garage access.

On the positive side—and perhaps I've watched I, Claudius too many times—I think Trump's gonna lose, folks.

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Up above my normal eye level, on the landing of the rarely used back stairs down from our upstairs neighbor to the small back yard, is a furry gray lump. Squinting, I can see faint rising and falling of its breath.

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File under curious portents, I guess, but an…uh…ominously positive (?) omen has shown up on our back porch.

Last night the motion light turned on and I peeked out to see a very rotund raccoon with a heavy limp out there. Odd but not that weird for a Northern California city back porch.

This morning I’m working at my desk and something tickled my peripheral vision...

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Tom Lehrer has released almost all his song lyrics into the public domain. 😃

"I, Tom Lehrer, and the Tom Lehrer Trust 2000, hereby grant the following permission:

All the lyrics on this website, whether published or unpublished, copyrighted or uncopyrighted, may be downloaded and used in any manner whatsoever, without requiring any further permission from me or any payment to me or to anyone else."

tomlehrersongs.com/

#TomLehrer #Music #Comedy #Parody #Satire #PublicDomain #Lyrics

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RT @jackiantonovich
Every year, my students are shocked to learn that it wasn't until 1965 that married couples gained the constitutional right to access birth control. And it wasn't until 1972 that unmarried people won that same right. twitter.com/JillFilipovic/stat

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"Why isn't there more footage of monsters?"
"What do you mean?"
"People always talked about seeing monsters, but couldn't prove it. Now that everyone carries a camera, we should see lots of films of them."
"We do."
"We do?"
"It's just not the monsters some of us were expecting."

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I think we should invent a term for "the feeling of having something important in the current clipboard buffer"

Notes from last Monday's game:
- "The Shadow Academy guy is dead and I just have a lump of him left."
- Did the party just invent angry ghosts as a thing in this world?
- Consent-based Reincarnation Spell
- bipedal ocelot
- session title: "Would you call this experiment a success?"

Seriously regretting leaping into the Hey.com email service with both feet. Now I'm in the process of extricating myself. I wish 'em luck, but the features and fixes are not coming at a pace to keep my faith.

Tweaked my back, but discovered there’s a new Harry Potter themed match 3 game in Apple Arcade. So, could be worse. (Find me in the Calm Blue Ocean club, calmly waiting for the heat pad to do its magic.)

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Happy Discardia!

Take a few minutes to discard the the feeling in your body of carrying worries about the past and future.

Plant your feet on the ground, breathe deep and slow three times in and out, and feel yourself right here, where you are right now, with what is immediately around you. That's all you need to deal with in this moment.

You have this moment available to you to feel solid underfoot and to feel your body breathing. You're OK.

Do this as often as you want.

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Full disclosure: he is not generally allowed on counters

But please look at this photo of Penny, a cat who loves salad, trying to decide whether basil is awful or delicious

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RT @JoeKarlsson1
"studies have shown that women (and nonbinary folks) are over-mentored, but under-sponsored." Sponsoring is about "fighting to get somebody a promotion, mentioning their name in an appointments meeting, etc..."

Via: What Does Sponsorship Look Like? buff.ly/3jJEqNB

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