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I'm a 50+ person, born&raised in the US, married 30+ years to Loving Spouse, a Delightful Dutchman.

We got together via , discovered overlaps in other interests, now have a stable house hold with two .

The interests include and other .

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.

neural net generated this one and i'm super proud of my illustration.

gotta figure out how to use this as often as possible

“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

Asking for a friend:

Anyone know a good employment lawyer in WA state who would work pro bono? I suspect that requiring someone to have a car for a single location desk job is not legal.

boosts appreciated

Someone earlier said Jeff Bezos makes more in a week than you could have earned at $5k/day since Columbus reached the US.

I didn't believe it.

I checked.

It appears to be true.

This is disgusting.

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 again this year supporting Beaumont Children's Hospital and the Children's Miracle Network. If you could, I'd really appreciate your donations!

uspol, migra Show more

I saw this squirrel running across the grass, then got my camera out and caught the first photo as it ran up the side of a tree and paused, looking at me as if assessing whether I was a threat or not. Then it ran the rest of the way up to look at a gap in the tree, perhaps assuring itself that its stash was still where it had left it. I walked around to see that there was a hollow between the two major branches, and the squirrel turned around and planted itself firmly, staring at me as if ready to defend its hoard.

My photos taken, I walked away.

#squirrel #nature #trees

mental health re own written work (-/~/+) Show more

mental health re own written work (-/~) Show more

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

Recent upgrade of my laptop... I finally took a proper look at some of the guides for the touch-pad and suddenly, navigating with the cursor feels like a superpower.

Pol - mischievous comment re Mango Mussolini Show more

UK and US pol, lighthearted - what does this woman want? Show more

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

I haz a sad... and I'm not really up to saying why.

All I can do is just keep saying "This, too, shall pass," and hope my brain does its magic-reset thing while I'm sleeping tonight.

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