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Don’t forget, you've got love
You've got bravery, you’ve got trust
You’ve got bodies, responsibilities
There’s still mountains, they're pushing up from underneath
You’ve got pain, caused plenty of
It’s not so strange but now you’ve had enough
Don’t forget your bones and skin
Or where you go, or where you’ve been

-Mirah, Bones & Skin

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"To hope is to gamble. It’s to bet on the future, on your desires, on the possibility that an open heart and uncertainty is better than gloom and safety. To hope is dangerous, and yet it is the opposite of fear, for to live is to risk."


home from work after a long day, eating pizza and listening to Philly soul, and God's in his heaven and all's right with the world

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sometimes I'm busy and away and I pop back in and you've all got funny things to say and kicky new hair cuts and cool projects and I'm like I 💙 you all and this is why I can't quit you

alright, nothing I'm gonna see here tonight is gonna top @erinbee 's Bosch/Lizzo thread, I'm out

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Lizzo's "Boys" as Hieronymus Bosch art: a thread

another day, another manuscript to transcribe...


hey! any chance you're going to make it to PyOhio this year? it'd be nice to see another friendly face

some friends' kids are heading out for their middle school washington DC trips, which had us thinking about our trips, but also wondering: is visiting the capital something that's a part of civics education/inculcation in other countries? or is the US an outlier here, as in other ways?

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Hi, folks. I no longer have the capacity to run Thank you for all of your donations over the past year to cover the costs. We're now spending ~$55/mo. on hosting, plus some administrative costs (like the domain name).

Anyone interested in shepherding

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On April 28, come see see our Pinebook Pro and PinePhone showcased, as well as see your questions answered!

and with that, I'm back to stealth mode

(alive, good, busy with new job stuff; hope you're all 💯 )

in other news, I just watched The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke, a wild semi-autobiographical, semi-SF short inspired by Chris Marker's La Jetée

hey mastonauts, a friend of mine is starting a non-profit publishing house in Berlin that "aims to foster collaborations between artists of different national, social, and economic backgrounds"

as their first projects, they're releasing an illustrated edition of a poem about a Syrian prisoner-- check it out

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In 2016, I published a paper in the TSQ titled:
“You Have Made Her a Man among Men”: Translating the Khuntha's Anatomy in Fatimid Jurisprudence

I discussed in it a case described in a Fatimid-era legal manual where a person had their body examined in order to be recognized as male and have a marriage voided.

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so, language learning tip: frequency lists are your friend

these are lists of the most common words in your target language. learning these words is extremely helpful with comprehension.

you can very often get flashcard decks of frequency lists for the libre flashcard program anki:

often you can also get decks of sentences sorted by word frequency! sentence lists are also your friend. is a site full of example sentences.

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Hi, folks! Apparently we are up to ~4,000 users here on Exciting!

I haven't been super active here (busy with lots of projects), but if you are getting something out of it, please consider a donation:

I just upgraded our hosting plan to ~USD$45 per month to handle all your toots. So, yeah, there's no such thing as a free toot. 🍍

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i kubla khan't finish this poem
- coleridge, 1816

today in 'kids crack me up':

some rando kid at the public library is saying 'I'm a ghost' and making his best spooky ghost noises 👻

this is all presumably to annoy some other kid, but it's made this small PL a more entertaining place to work today

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