a philosophy of life
Learn what you can change; work to change it for the better.
Learn not to let what you can’t change destroy you; work to influence it in small ways that build up over time until you can change it.
Learn patience with the world.
Learn who you love; work to show them you love them.
Learn who loves you; work to show them you appreciate their love.
Learn patience with yourself.
Work to clear a space for yourself where you can spend some time not working.
It was a cottage because she’d become an herb-witch & herb-witches lived in cottages — & because of that, certain creatures gravitated towards her.
A Great-Dane-sized fox was arguing with a huge cat about who was bringing Bex a particular stick. She smiled up from her collection of not-ramps at both of them.
“Tss, tsh. Could you help me sing a ‘know-this?’ It’s gone a little strange.”
The whole world had gone strange. And in her cottage with her friends and their songs, Bex loved it.
By a small mismatched cottage-on-stilts in the middle of a woods that had been suburbs 20 years ago, Bex was researching the changes in the world by studying new plants.
The cottage was on stilts because the things that had been raccoons, squirrels & lizards were awful now, & while some could climb, they couldn’t get over the overhang.
It was small because she & a couple friend had built it by hand; it was mismatched because the materials at hand had been the ruined suburb.
Article on the people responsible for causing vaping illness
wow so Leafly apparently did a bunch of investigative journalism (!) and has identified a specific company called Honey Cut that was selling E Acetate by the liter, marketing it specifically as a THC cutting agent.
Also, how unsurprised the counselor was at the inciting incident giving me anxiety helped? Like, this is a normal reaction, I now know I've delt with the source in a healthy way, now we just need to stop the pattern matching and let my body know the threat has passed and it can chill
Feeling really good. Went to counseling today and they explained my anxiety in a way that made a lot of sense, including why it persists despite the main sources being removed. Also made it sound like this isn't going to be a really long process to get rid of it.
They seemed really happy is fine in after only a few weeks instead of months or years, I wonder if that makes dealing with stuff easier?
Here's a flow chart of how the fediverse works.
You don't ever see all of the fediverse from one instance. The vast majority of what you see is people followed by people on your instance.
Hashtag searches are limited to that, too.
So if you want to make your bit of the fediverse good, you have to:
1) Boost cool stuff to all your followers on other instances, especially if they contain hashtags;
2) Use hashtags.
The cat-door flapped loudly.
It had only been installed that morning, and I wasn't sure if the cat would take to it - but clearly he had.
He wandered past me, towards his food dish and ignored me as he munched his kibble.
The cat-door clicked three more times.
A weasel sauntered in with a pair of pixies in tow, hungrily helping themselves to the cat's food and water.
"You're too generous, old chap," I chided.
death, generations, HIV, drugs, poverty, healthcare... etc (small thread)
My dad was in far left circles as a youth. He’s still far left. Most of his friends from back then are dead now - HIV, OD, too poor to afford meds.
We often say people must get conservative as they age, because older people are more likely to be conservative. But a big factor in this is that conservatives live longer than liberals. Almost 700,000 people died in the AIDS crisis - mostly queers & POC...
The tower stood on a lonely mountaintop, far from town and city. One morning, a knight seeking adventure knocked on its door.
"Is this the lair of an evil sorcerer, or prison of a trapped princess?" he demanded.
Eventually, a tired voice called out.
"This is an observatory."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
I think it's the week for reading things and going.
Oh shit yes.
I am not autistic but holy holy fuck .
Of the many new signups from India (Welcome!), Is there any sense of what percentage of new users seem to be sticking around?
Or, like, in past waves of people joining, how many people seem to stick around vs wander in another direction?
Obviously i hope all of our new comrades find a lasting and happy home on the fediverse.
The dragon clung to the high branch, whimpering loudly.
The knights were perplexed; this is not what they had expected when called out to deal with a Dragon Problem. But it explained why they were instructed to bring a sturdy ladder.
Sir Gwen volunteered, removing her armor and climbing up to coax it down.
The rest stretched out a net in case they fell.
She inspired just enough bravery that it climbed down by itself.
The ladder helped.
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.