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Middle-aged, US expat in W. Europe. Married to Loving Spouse. Share custody of 2 adult cats and many interests accruing from 30+ years of marriage.

Lots of my interests are listed in my profile, but it's not exhaustive. I'm comfortable in my cis-het being, but try to be sympathetic to all types; It's hard being human.

I curate followers pretty hard, but if you like what you see, you'll improve your chances if you drop me a line to start a conversation.

I gave a talk last night at a friend’s birthday party and magazine launch about Ursula LeGuin, Star Trek, and how the arts might help us achieve a post-scarcity society. I hope you enjoy it, shares happily welcomed.

If you have questions or concerns about #Mobilizon, the #Facebook Groups/Events alternative destined for the fediverse, pose them in the dedicated forum.

The sooner the better, while it’s still early to think and plan.

No opt-out, food network? At least they tell what cookies are for. And fortunately I have an ad blocker.


Consider this

The oldest surviving piece of literature in existence; The Epic of Gilgamesh

is SUPER gay

please share this with as many Gamers™ as you can before they talk about gay being forced into media

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I just watched a possum eat half a medium pizza. Life is good.

Loving Spouse has arrived bearing a breakfast free of any traces of grilled things.

I guess he was just putting away some item involving the grill tray, then. *relief*


If Loving Spouse has promised an "easy breakfast" (due to spoon shortages), why am I hearing him futz around with the grill...?

*cowers on the couch*

Relatedly, I made a separate thread about how if you're on Food Stamps or Medicaid, you can get a discount on Amazon Prime, which has free shipping, so it can save you the cost of transportation to shop, plus having free on-demand TV:

I want to write a free, copyleft book about how to thrive on low income in the USA, because all the books on personal finance give advice like "don't buy a latte every day," instead of "first, get your staples at the food bank, and *then* any other food via food stamps."

I've been writing an outline, and I need more sources. What books and links can you tell me about that are like more the food stamp example? (And please retoot!)

Okay so we've all heard of "millenials" but what if, hear me out...


maybe if I fall in love with my depression, it'll leave me too :blob_raccoon_coffee:

Born of a Jamaican mother and American father, 'Pixie' Colman Smith was an illustrator, writer, occultist, traditional storyteller and magician who illustrated/co-designed the Rider-Waite tarot, 1st edition (1909) #womensart

"It is time to reclaim the golf courses from the wealthy and turn them over to the homeless." -- George Carlin

Come share friday recs with us over at Sucani’s!

All of my recs were like, super soft this week, so apparently thats what ive been feeling lately

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The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.