Good afternoon friends! It's stayed cloudy & still, light colourless & thin all day like an autumn afternoon. No stickiness or weight in the air or other sign of impending rain for now though. The soft cool of midday was pleasant, tufted vetch swaying slowly in the meadows.

Getting back into a feeling of routine today–press-ups, taking rubbish out–simple, functional stuff. Think I'll go slow, stick to weights on mondays only for now.

May we find a deeper sense of empathy & understanding today!

White people and their tokens wanting you to question your own reality based on their hostile ignorance of it and debate their fantasy is one of the most common forms of racism their is.

And it is common practice on the fedi. It happens all the time here.

I’d even extend this to all white ppl, cis AND trans

Quote from @mancubclay@twitter.com:

cis ppl continue to ask what they can do to support Black trans ppl...when the answers have been spelled out, translated, and made digestible. just admit you don’t want to support Black trans ppl unless it aligns with your own agenda.

Thanks to Reddit I stumbled upon this picture from the 1918 flu pandemic.

According to the article, there was an Anti-Mask League formed in response to masks being made mandatory. Oooh boy. Nothing ever changes.

theguardian.com/artanddesign/2

The USA does not provide multifamily, multigenerational infrastructure. If we want to live in a big house with our grandparents, our aunts and uncles, our cousins, we will not have the culture nor the State structure nor the physical architecture to do so! And that's bad!

I'm not saying this to say boo hoo, poor me, no cousins who I'm close to. I'm pointing this out to point out how the USA has aggressively taught a limited vision of family. That family is cis, straight, white, and limited to a married couple, and their offspring. If we depart from this model in anyway, we are penalized.

ICE News, For Intl Students 

Just a reminder that the US is celebrating "independence" today while still holding Puerto Rico, the (US) Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands as colonies.

Good evening friends! Definitely feeling a little better than yesterday overall–not much rain but still pale, bleak skies pressing down on shadowy trees. A few soggy days have sent the meadows into overdrive, layer upon lush layer of green & the pungent sweetness of meadow peas ovrlaying the rich, wet earth.

Heavy going still–got through my stretches &c but then fell back into a few hazy hours of leaden paralysis. Relying on painkillers to dull the edge.

May we find peace & acceptance today!

fuck ice 

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70 teams of scientists analyzed the same brain data and it went about as badly as you think. bit.ly/2Byu1DN #neuronerd

For anyone who likes to run/jog/walk 5Ks, here's one that is virtual and proceeds go to various non-profits here in solidarity with #BLM: runsignup.com/Race/IL/YourTown

You can complete it any time this month, and you get a t-shirt and medal. Win-win!

Selfie, ec 

Good afternoon friends! It's still a cool silvery-grey kind of weather, a soft damp breeze & everything slightly muted. Streams running low & clear with Himalayan balsam starting to spring up tall & extravagant, dark little sinuous fish darting among the reeds.

Phone fixed–was curious if I'd feel more tranquil, but there were so many little daily things I missed. Out inordinately long walking b/c I found an app called Seek that IDs plants for me.

May we find emotional growth & learning today!

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