uk politics, fire, immigration, austerity, Tories 

Loony Party, far-right 

prescription costs in England, possibly useful information 

prescription costs in England, possibly useful information 

prescription costs in England, possibly useful information 

prescription costs in England, possibly useful information 

happened to look out window and there is a rainbow hurrah

Gratitude lists not working for you? You're not the problem.

goodhousekeeping.com/life/a453

This essay said some things I needed to hear at a time when I really needed to hear them. I'm putting this out there in case someone else needs to hear them, too.

Friends who have gone to Japan recently (specifically Tokyo):

What should I know before going?

I have hotel, I'm not really leaving Tokyo proper much, what's the "existing in Japan" things I should know?

real talk, finances, poll, please boost 

Reminder that I compose choral music and put the sheet music online under a CC by-SA license, which means you can download it and sing it for free as long as you attribute and share-alike.

My ChoralWiki page with a list of works, outdated bio etc:
www1.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/K

Ways you can support me financially in this work:
artsyhonker.net/support

financial worries 

Also all I have to do for the rest of the day is catch a train, sit on it until the end of the line, and then get myself home from KX, which frankly I can do on autopilot.

food, emotional eating as a form of self-care 

Having a difficult time today for Reasons, but the little bits of interaction and validation I get online are helping a lot.

Someone described as "You Obviously Like Owls" once and I cannot forget.

I'm curious. Does anyone else read scientific papers for pleasure? (Boosts wanted.)

insomnia club 

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