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.
mh (neg-ish), adhd/Depression feels
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.
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Community cleanup of the midtown greenway on May 4th!
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
If you live and/or bike in St. Paul, now is the time to tell the city council that we want an Ayd Mill Road Greenway instead of spending $3.5 million to repave Ayd Mill as-is. The St. Paul Bicycle Coalition has more info here:
“it promotes plastic junk and works against transit riders, walkers, pedestrians, and women who travel in any of those ways“
In fact I like this so much that years ago @Jennybellium metalsmithed an excerpt of it for me on this piece: All this I desire
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