yes I am mad thanks for asking!!!
Doing my part to move the Overton window, one lane closure at a time.
“Emotionally, intellectually, ecologically, cars desecrate the spirit of existence. They kill us quickly (collision) or slowly (air pollution, lack of exercise).“
A great new post from @kyleislikekyle on the life we miss when we are in cars.
COMPLIMENTS FROM ANIMALS
After a lot of planning and organizing across species, I’m happy to introduce COMPLIMENTS FROM ANIMALS, a correspence offered to you, from a surprise animal pen pal.
For $2 you can now order personal handwritten compliments, which will come from a specially selected animal pen pal in letter form, either for yourself or to be gifted to a friend or family member. Readers in need of coming down a few pegs also have the option to order insults.
I wrote this, about cops being incompatible with an initiative to promote "respect, kindness and inclusion."
I wrote a post about my boulevard garden, including the sad loss of a tree, and the happy gain of many plants from my neighbors/friends.
A new blobcat for @Jennybellium
mh (neg-ish), adhd/Depression feels Show more
Kinda depressed I guess? Can still do (fun) things but having a hard time giving a flying fuck about anything else. Food is meh/hard. Like can't even really want to eat foods I like, would like ok tasting nutrient paste please and don't even want to get out of the house ever when normally I feel cooped up and NEED to go somewhere/anywhere.
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!
i thiiiiiink tomorrow might be leaf day. the first buds on the trees may come open and let us peek some green leaf, perhaps!
PLEASE BE EXCITED #leafday
A timely and insightful article from @laflaneuse on Mississippi River boulevard in St. Paul, and the vast overrepresentation of SFH in [basically everything], including our perceptions.
“Using that county map, I calculate that 18 percent of housing units in single-family houses take up 78 percent of the residential land along this street in Highland while the 80 percent of total housing units that are in apartment buildings use only 18 percent of the residential land.”
Cyclists, here's a good article to reference the next time someone goes off about cyclists that break traffic laws:
short version: some people are jerks, it's a tiny problem compared to dangerous driving, better infrastructure and education would help
here are some good trees, i enjoyed these representations of them
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