So, I'm part of an upcoming fiction anthology, and I'm contractually obligated to help promote it (which amuses me). So here's my first promotion post here on Mastodon! Get a free sample story (not mine, but a good one) and join the mailing list here (so you'll know when the book comes out):

My father died on Sunday.

I don't know what else to say. Not yet anyway.

I hope all of you and all of your loved ones are safe and well.

Returning to the land doesn't have to mean leaving behind city life and moving to the country. In fact, if everyone did that, there would be no natural spaces left. It's possible to return to the land in the city.

Spend more time in parks, more time with the night sky, and far more time defending the earth, in every conversation, everywhere you go.

Nature is all around us. We are animals. We can return to the land anywhere.

Congresswoman Cori Bush Introduces the Unhoused Bill of Rights, First Ever Federal Resolution Affirming the Rights of the Unhoused | Congresswoman Cori Bush

YouTube never recommends trans male creators to me, even though I watch a lot of trans women (and it does recommend other trans women). Anyone have recommendations of great trans male content creators?

Today I bought shoes for the first time in 5 years, and they feel like having marshmallows strapped to my feet *heaven*

I also got my first eye exam in about 9 years, and will soon have new glasses.

As much as I hate being a consumer, I am very grateful for the ability to acquire these extremely useful necessities.

I do believe that the long arc of the moral universe bends toward justice. However, I'm sick of the notion that our prehistoric ancestors were immoral or uncivilized.

Humans have been human as long as we've existed: intelligent, social, and capable of moral reasoning. In small village groups, we've been "civilized" since probably before we were human.

The justice the moral universe still needs is sharing small-group compassion and cooperation with everyone, even those we don't understand.

Had a rough time with an anime episode last night. Anime is so bad about excusing emotional abuse by parents, but in discussion in the comments I found myself defending Japanese culture with the realization that I don't know of anywhere that handles emotional abuse cases well. I have to acknowledge that anime DOES at least address emotional abuse, however badly. It's usually ignored -- too inconvenient to society to face.

Photo collage to celebrate Summer Solstice!

Why fish? I dunno. Maybe I wish I was swimming. Credits for the images I used here:

This was my favorite video I watched today. I may try to post a fave video every day, at least during the week.

This author seems very insightful. I will probably buy his book.

So, on the passing in a race question in this article, my answer was, "I need more information. Is it a looping racetrack? Have I been lapped?" The article does not address what kind of thinker I am, with this answer.

Great article though, especially the last paragraph.

Just got 9 ripe strawberries from our strawberry plant at the same time! A new personal record for our happy little plant.

Blog excerpt:

The Everyday Conscience mixes together things like the information from your mirror neurons and empathy, the cultural norms you’ve absorbed from the people around you throughout life, your own self-concept and sense of place in society, your deeply held beliefs, your fears, your sense of disgust, and whatever other spare bits of socially-oriented data it finds lying around.

Check out the rest here:

Hello Mastodon! I just learned you exist! I'm Rhiannon Louve, a 20+ year freelancer for various ttrpgs and fiction anthologies. I also appear on panels at a lot of PNW science fiction conventions. And other stuff. Pronouns xe/xem. Happy Pride Month! And Nice To Meet You!


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