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The fediverse is truly anarchy at its finest.

Make a post about a fun thing you learned to do, and suddenly people from countries you've never been to, on continents you've never seen are chiming in with:

"I also like that thing!"
"How can I learn the thing?"
"What do you like most about this thing?"
"I have a recipe for this thing!"
"Here's another thing you might like to learn, too!"

I visited with two old friends from school today. Tented years ago could we have ever imagined we would meet again here? Each carrying our own deep pains but finding laughter somehow. Together.

Cleaning, christmas shopping and back to writing. Today I felt like I was choosing to do each of these things that has seemed like such a chore lately. And it was a very good day.

My oldest child was at the store and overhead some older folks talking about the meals that come in bags with recipes attached saying, "Oh those millenials, can't even cook for themselves."

And all she could think was, "Well yeah, becaue my mom never taught me to and actually *she's* the one ordering those meals in bags!"

I just submitted my final version of my dissertation lit review for this semester's class. It is so not complete, really still just the incomplete ramblings of a crazy woman.

But in my current life and work where everything is about achieving measurable goals and achieving (positive) tangible change, it feels strange to write about something that is conceptual, intangible and tremendously rewarding.

Sitting out on a patio near the fire. This no snow Winter thing has its perks!

Re-reading things I've written about the fediverse and "a pedagogy of small" over the past two years...

"These system might be community-defined and be less inclined to seek out personalized, computer-supported learning solutions."


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At this point the people funding the main branch of Mastodon seem to mostly be buying us growth-hack and popularity-reinforcing mechanisms that appeal to the impulses that have ruined every commercial social network.

Pay someone who has better ideas, imo.

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Ruth Buffalo was sworn in as a state representative this week dressed in her traditional regalia.

My kid met with a psychiatrist today. Some of the biggest worries were ruled out. The enormity of that good news is only starting to hit me now! !

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I'm begging mastodon.social to either hire several additional mods or close sign ups for good. Or both.

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If you have a problem with another user, please report them and explain the problem instead of encouraging other users to dogpile them. This isn't Tumblr or Twitter; there are actual moderators here who will try to handle disputes.

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Please don't dogpile, please don't harass,please don't yell at mods for rightfully enforcing rules. If you are unhappy with your current instance, many people would be happy to help you find a new one.

Thanks and welcome to the Fediverse

I took the morning off work. One of my goals was to get the little one (and the two bigger ones) to school. It's now 10:30 am, we have driven past her school twice, dropped off the big ones, and got treats from the bakery. Now we're sitting quietly enjoying our screens next to the fire. Maybe sometimes you just need a day to relax with family.

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@johngreen I'm not mad I'm just trying to push you towards real anti-racist thought spheres. Especially since at the level of influence you have, your opportunities to encourage real anti-racist change are more tangible than mine.

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Why crash course so white. The parts about anti racist activists is presented by a white girl.

I was feeling a little sad about December without snow. Then I realized we could still barbecue. And that I could walk to the barbecue with bare feet. Less sad now.

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New here? Remember that Twitter is optimized to make you into passive consumers, by en(r/g)aging you with content that you don't choose yourself.

Here, that doesn't happen. But it also means you're responsible to find people to follow.

It will take some work.

If you're willing to put that in, you'll find a wide variety of friendly people that will be happy to have meaningful conversions and laugh and cry together with you.

Start by searching and looking at who other people follow.

Son: I forgot my for ahacattle bottle.
Me: Huh?
Son: My green water bottle. Ahacattle (spelled the way I heard it) is the Incan word for avocado.
Me: How do you know the Incan word for avocado?
Son: Because it means testicle.
Me: Ah.

Also me (but not out loud this time): But... hmmmm..... what??? Never mind....

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