I think it's excellent to commemorate significative events like the Haymarket Massacre on #MayDay. I also think workerism is a drag and we must learn to think beyond the industrial era that created the concept of the subordinate worker. The show must move on.
Today I dug a trench in a corner of the yard, for starting one of those hügelkultur mounds @dthompson was talking about last year.
Of course "my" robin came by for his ration of worms, and then I had the not-fun job of stopping Ammu cat from stalking the robin.
"...I've always lived cheaply. I live like a student, basically. And I like that, because it means that money is not telling me what to do. I can do what I think is important for me to do. It freed me to do what seemed worth doing. So make a real effort to avoid getting sucked into all the expensive lifestyle habits of typical Americans. Because if you do that, then people with the money will dictate what you do with your life. You won't be able to do what's really important to you."
USA, change my mind
The weirdest thing (or not, depending on how long you've been watching machinations of the empire) is when NYT, WaPo, etc. drums up support for bombing Syria based on scant evidence (deja vu!), and people that previously used to support Trump are like "fuck your wars and fuck your presidents" and "the Deep State has got the Donald".
Things are not what they seems to be.
@auntiekiki Hello Auntie Kiki! Do you have a delivery service?
This week alone, 4 dogs have been poisoned in a village near mine in Greece... and there is one that lives there, Danae, who I absolutely need to rescue from this danger. She is about 2 years old, fixed, ca 25kg, super friendly and playful.
If you know ANYONE who could either foster her or was hoping to adopt a dog: please, please get in touch with me!
I have to deal with a lot of heartbreak caring for Greek strays, but I cannot lose her. I cant take her myself, but will bring her to Germany/ Berlin.
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Today I planted a dogwood tree (cornus kousa), sowed some seeds, did some raking, etc.
Every time I dig up the yard a robin shows up to look for worms in the freshly dug soil. Sometimes he makes conversation in bird-speak. Sometimes he brings a friend.
I like to think of the two of us as friends.
But is it the same robin that I see every time? I have no idea.
The website nextdoor dot com is making me loathe my own suburban existence.
There is an endless stream of pansy suburbanites freaking out about an unfamiliar (and therefore threatening to the freaking out suburbanite) life form that had the misfortune of encountering the said pansy suburbanite just that day: a coyote! a skunk! a black person!
Except for work commitments, I am done being here.