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The world is not unusually chaotic right now; the insulation that some of us had from the chaos has simply eroded away.

Now that more people can see the problems, this is a good time to work on fixing them.

Current events 

If β€œabolish the police” is hard to wrap your head around, think of it as β€œobsolete the police”. Creating systems of healthy, timely, supportive interventions that leave the police with nothing to do, like the fictional Maytag repairman.

Have a quick kitten break before you resume your efforts to build a better world.

The world is not complete chaos. I created a small pocket of peace, and I trust that millions more are doing the same.

Next, we grow those until they merge and cover the world.

The student bowed.
"Master, I am sorry."
"Why were you absent yesterday?" the sword master asked.
"I don't know. I... simply could not get out of bed."
"If this happens again..."
"Yes?"
"Allow yourself to stay in bed."
"Master?"
"A blunt sword can be honed. A broken one can not."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Phryne can whiffle the breeze from the screen door while comfortably situated in my lap.

A spare shaving brush is useful for removing stray cat hairs from keyboards without triggering accidental inputs.

Eating spicy food to ward off illness is a superstition of mine, but it's a delicious superstition. Hand washing and social distancing still mandatory.

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