I'm a 50+ person, born&raised in the US, married 30+ years to Loving Spouse, a Delightful Dutchman.
I've been told I can be a hard-ass by people whose opinion I care about, and consider that a compliment. But, most of the time, I like nice & kind.
“Does bad feeling enter the room when somebody expresses anger about things, or could anger be the moment when the bad feelings that circulate through objects get brought to the surface in a certain way? Feminist killjoys might bring others down not only by talking about unhappy topics such as sexism but by exposing how happiness is sustained by erasing the very signs of not getting along.”
- Sara Ahmed, The Promise of Happiness
Politics, drug-use accusations, Twitter Show more
Mentioned elseweb during a conversation about "dry-drunks" - although in my universe, drug-induced impairments count as "drunk". (I realize this application is *not* universally accepted. Some will insist they're sober because they didn't imbibe alcohol...)
An, oh, how I miss Carrie... *deepsigh*
Reminder to my friends who observe Yom Kippur that the rabbis say you should not fast if you are ill.
As someone whose surname allows them to pretend that they're B'nai Kohen, I'm extending that to apply to mental health. If your brain makes every day a possible Yom Kippur, don't go out of your way to make this one any worse for yourself.
How is it October already? As I have for the past 7 years, I am participating in @ExtraLife4Kids@twitter.com again this year supporting Beaumont Children's Hospital and the Children's Miracle Network. If you could, I'd really appreciate your donations! https://jer.wtf/extralife19
Alcohol and Tide pods... what could go wrong? Show more
Found on Metafilter and oh my goodness...
uspol, migra Show more
Watch how they dehumanize us. Not only the govt, but also the liberals reaching for "some citizens might get accidentally caught up in this" because that's the only reason they can imagine the fully-humans caring. And the others making the argument that we should be treated less badly because some of us create jobs, not because all humans deserve better.
And watch, born US citizens, how they test things on us that will be deployed on you in due course.
mental health re own written work (-/~/+) Show more
But after a reasonable night's sleep, I'm more at peace with trying to think longer about what I'd like to say, and how to better craft it. The bad news is that it'll take more words. The good news is that I hope my conclusion will sound more nuanced.
mental health re own written work (-/~) Show more
I was really depressed after getting to what I thought was the end of my essay- I wanted to "be perfect" and write to a couple of my Japanese friends *in* Japanese, asking if they'd do me the favor of looking at my essay.
But I was *just* *so* *tired* and... yeah.
Then I started to pick at the essay and realized that I wasn't sure I wanted to say what I thing the words were saying. That "back to the drawing board" thing is really a trigger.
Good morning, Shop, from western Europe! Yesterday was a nice, stay-indoors rainy day... until a neighbor had to get their drains cleaned on an emergency basis.
We turned it into a visit out to a local pub, where the staff played oldies but goodies - "Riders on the Storm" has especially good memories for me.
All this, and I wrote an essay in Japanese! Well,... it's probably a first draft, since there's stuff I want to change around.
Silly self-made joke: What does Tr*mp have in common with Belgian endive? Show more
They both have bitter hearts.
(I'll be here all week...)
Pol - mischievous comment re Mango Mussolini Show more
I'm noticing that Mango Mussolini is being pictured a LOT with PM Abe of Japan, in the current attempt to win... something from the Chinese.
I wonder, however, if Abe (and the Japanese, in general) realize that in MM's tiny little mind, Japan is equated in stature to Poland. *His* notion of Poland, not the actual country.
UK and US pol, lighthearted - what does this woman want? Show more
This woman wants:
a great big jar of PEACH jam
a copy of that wonderful SPIDER brooch worn by Lady Hale as she announced the judgment of the UK Supreme Court about the prorogation of the UK Parliament.
Hmmm, had a very nice set of messages yesterday - someone close by wants to have a Halloween party, albeit two days later (the weekends are always going to be easier for working people).
My hostess suggested something based on my Japanese interests - I've had a brainwave, carried it further, and have decided I'll go as the daughter of Hokusai, Katsushika Ōi.
Our Devices are Gaslighting Us (article) Show more
Found via Schneier on Security. Very interesting angle on the place smart phones and the like have in our lives today.
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