climate anxiety Show more
I'm not stockpiling food (I mean, canning for next year, but that's different and yet I'm conflating them anyway). Not buying guns or building a shack. Just planting fruit trees and thinking about how I'd deal with particular shortages. Like, what do I do without prescription painkillers that keep me from killing myself if supplies of obscure meds are iffy? And that seems simultaneously insane yet responsible?
climate anxiety Show more
One of those days where I'm not sure if I'm becoming a paranoid prepper or just paying attention, which is a nice way to compound anxieties.
MnPol Show more
I admit, I'm kinda petty. But it's gonna be a while before I forget exactly which "allies" voted for Walz because Murphy wasn't an old conservative white dude in flannel.
diverse authors Show more
just reminded me that with Kid 1 entering 2nd grade, I have roughly 8 years to convince Saint Paul Public Schools that they should replace "To Kill a Mockingbird" with "Kindred" and "Huck Finn" and/or "Tom Sawyer" with literally anything by a black author. A grocery list would suffice.
Severe mental health Show more
Reading Louise Erdrich's "Future Home of the Living God" right now, and one character writes a daily reason for not killing himself. My pain has been pretty bad and it's affecting a lot of things, so here's mine for today. I FINALLY GOT A MFing CARDINAL at my feeder! I've been trying for months and this makes me inordinately giddy.
Health issues, disability Show more
I love that so many of my fellow crips are able to feel confident with their bodies and deal with disability as a purely social thing, but that ain't me. It probably never will be. It can be frustrating when activists talk as though I should embrace 24/7 pain for life as some sort of positive identity building thing. If that's you, AWESOME. We can work together to fight the issues the social model raises, but my body still feels like a betrayal, and probably always will.
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