Hey, consultants. If you make your living talking via a headset on your computer (i.e. gotomeeting), please, for the love of the gods, get something semi-decent. Please? I can't handle these meetings where I hear every inhale and wheeze. I am on week 5 of daily sprints and my sanity is slowly being chipped away more than it would be for having attended 5 weeks of daily sprints.
1995: Computers are "anything machines". You can create music, write programs, do word processing, and network with anyone all over the world. And you can do them all simultaneously.
2019: In order to even think about using our web page you'll want to download the app onto your phone so we can track the living shit out of you and make sure you keep your full attention on US.
Organising, Being Local Show more
Don't be disparaged by national and international politics. People are organising in your local area. Check out how to volunteer and help with schools, libraries, local food banks. The people there may not have the same politics as us, but think of yourself as a seed. Your actions can be used to help grow a radical, verdant garden in your community.
The Fascists infiltrated politics by playing a long con. We can play the long game too. Go and play the civic game. When you run into a wall or resistance, organise with your fellows about getting around it. If the organisation you are working with doesn't do something you want, talk to the folk working there. Someone will want to help. There are always people looking to help.
Speak your heart. Listen to others. Take care of yourself. We will get through this. We are the Ones we are waiting for.
New Tattoo! Woodcut style illustration of a book with a rocket and a dragon coming out of it ('cause those two genres sparked my love for reading). #tattoo #books Show more
It took 4+ hours and hurt a bit, but it is AMAZING and I love it so much.
Direct action is much more complicated when you have a family (especially if you are the sole breadwinner). Does anyone else know how to balance fighting for change with being responsible for more than just yourself (because the math sucks sometimes)? Risks are a bit bigger when it isn't just you facing the consequences. As an example: Protesting in front of an ICE office is great, but can feel insufficient given what is happening.
leftist, instructional designer, sysadmin, teacher,
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