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Can I interest you fine geeks in the #BrokenEarth trilogy by #NKJemisin? If you like one or more of these:

- A well-told, fast-paced epic tale in a finished trilogy
- A sympathetic and complex cast of characters
- Most of whom are WOC including a Black leading woman
- An original world that feels like a living, breathing place
- A thoughtful treatment of race, oppression and abuse
- Queer folx galore

Then boy are you in for a treat.

If anyone has a favorite thing to do/see/eat in Taos, New Mexico, please tell me about it.

I bought more plants than I meant to, but between having such fun working with Michael all day and the two neighbors who expressed appreciation for our efforts, I can’t even be a little bit sorry.

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cws, subtoot 

"people shouldn't have to CW $topic! $topic is nothing to be ashamed of!"

listen to us:
- we don't CW things out of shame.
- we don't ask for things to be CWed because we think you shouldn't post them at all.
- CWs are not the mark of that which should be kept out of sight.
- CWs are used so that people with particular sensitivities to a topic don't have to unfollow or block you if you post it.
- CWs do not narrow your audience; they broaden it.

we've had this discussion so many times.

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It's such a fucking farce in the first place, not like that third-grader is working overnights at FedEx to afford lunch - you are charging their *parents*.

And we already have a sophisticated system of having adults pay to educate our children. We call it "taxes"

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I signed up for a class! Now I can spend the next six weeks wondering exactly what “advanced beginner” means and imagining how badly I can embarrass myself over the course of two afternoons.

Pain (-), Mental health (+) 

The last several days have been pretty bad with the headache, pain up to pre-Thanksgiving levels. Also my whole spine is pissed off and crunchy, fairly reluctant to hold me up in general. But I’ve spent fourteen hours of the last five days out working in the garden. Somehow the good stuff happening outside is making me more tolerant of the bad stuff happening inside (my bones).

Clearing up the winter debris, preparing the veggie patch for the plants I will bring home from the Friends School Sale on Saturday. It’s so lovely out here. It’s hard work but I love it so much.

I agreed to wait until May 1st to start cleaning up the garden, so overwintering pollinators would have a chance to thaw out and move on. Then I had to work on the 1st and 2nd, so today was finally the day! There’s so much work to do, and I am HERE for it. Let’s observe how sore I am in the morning, shall we?

Twin Cities friends, HMU if you want a vigorous, prolific hops plant for your effortless shady climbing-thing needs. I don’t brew, and she’s shading out my veggie patch, so it is time for us to part ways.

I just ~stepped closer~ to a stranger in a ~dilapidated van~ on my walk home ~in the dark~ because the dude trying to talk to me looked, for a split second, like my former best friend who I’ve not spoken to in eight years.

I would truly consider it a personal favor if you would treat yourself with a little more kindness than usual tonight.

Yes, you.

feline eye contact 

The vet says Kyrie is underweight, but luckily all of her bloodwork came back great. So now we start the process of finding a food that she’ll digest better. Given how loudly she’s purring, the various options from Woody’s Pet Deli are going over well.

I’m in my third recovery position, trying to surface from that episode of . Smudge is very uncomfortable with the Atmosphere in this room.

It is chilly at this soccer game, but it’s nice to be absorbed by something that doesn’t really matter for a couple of hours a week. :loon:

Today in Fun With Municipal Services, I found myself delighted with the cool design of the street sweepers themselves, and the choreography of the team working with them. Sometimes it’s fun to see Tax Dollars At Work.

I am way too tired to have a good attitude about unpicking this stupid sewn bind off.

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Here at Beach City we encourage you to write alt text for your images. If you can't, no problem, but if you can it will help people with limited or no vision. (Yes they are reading your toots.)

For advice on what to put in image descriptions, the Royal National Institute for Blind people has this to say about Twitter:

For more discussion:

Thanks for making mastodon a little friendlier!

News, but Good! 

For those of you following the Title X Gag Rule nonsense, we got good news today!

The article indicates this ruling is only for Oregon, but we got a very happy email from our CEO this morning stating that our "How to Do This Without Title X Funding" training has been canceled and that we're good for at least a year.

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