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
"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."
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feeling pretty tired after doggo kept waking me up during the night, though
(I'm surprised I got through a few hours of linear algebra lectures today; thanks, coffee!)
going to read more of this odd true crime book (not my usual thing), and then to sleep
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again, another weird day:
- good job news that makes me feel like way less of an imposter
- aggravating, sad news about some friends and their inability to take proper care of pets 😠
- a surprisingly good conversation with a nephew who's going through some of the same family stuff I went through; I don't know if it sunk in, but I tried to impress upon him that, even if you're going through a bunch of shit, you'll prob regret treating people around you pooorly
going to movies alone is the greatest thing about being an adult that no one tells you
Boys with skirts.
Boost if you agree.
(yep, this is a re-edition, the first one died with my previous instance)
reading medieval Latin after a break is as refreshing as getting back into the pool for the first time in a while, but without the shortness of breath
mysterious but true:
some of the happiest moments of my life have been dancing to free bird w/good friends
if you haven't: do it
even more amusingly, I'm not even really from appalachia
it's my mom (also not from appalachia), who picked up a few appalachian dialectical touches from _her_ mom
and she's a makerspace/etc. teacher, and I'm into that 'deep larnin' atm
i.e. we've got two vaguely countrified technologists in the family, so that's something
was making a list of things to do today and wrote 'deep larning'
oh those appalachian roots, they run deep
good lord, my one former boss/mentor is such a f'ing mensch
(not usually prone to yiddishisms, but it's le mot juste here)
real prominent, super smart, but still makes time to write sane, humane responses to emails from the likes of me
Lorrie Collins: Rock’n’Roll ist wild und toll
Über meinen Feedreader erreichte mich die Nachricht, daß Lorrie Collins, die ältere Schwester des wohl dynamischsten Rockabilly-Duos, den Collins Kids, am Sonnabend im Alter von 76 Jahren verstorben ist. http://blog.schockwellenreiter.de/2018/08/2018080902.html #Rockabilly
Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.
#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.
#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄
(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)
the flipside of this is that I do miss folks from here who are back to more or less full time
come home, frendos 💔
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existing now in at least two or three fields where influential folks are on , I know for a fact that there are important discussions, professional connections, etc. that I'm missing out on
but evil corporations and malevolent actors already have control of a huge chunk of our fucking lives, and I'll be damned if I'm going to reward them with content and engagement
both the jones and jeong things hammer home what a shitty platform is
and dilly dally's coming to one of my fav venues!
still moved by music, flowers, games, little pretty things
awkward, not prickly
(en/de/a few others)
he/him / pair bonded / #mefite
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