Following up on the Bahamas hurricane relief thread: this is the best resource anyone sent: https://sunbeam.city/@raye/102741348053973509
I have reservations about some of the funds (Red Cross often screw up horrendously; I don't know enough about the govt to give directly to them; ones run by cruise lines feel weird), but donated to the two that made the most sense to me:
A US-based expats supporting the old country org https://www.nabmiami.org/donate/
The pan-Caribbean tourist assoc's relief fund: https://www.gofundme.com/hurricane-relief-fund-cto
Today we went to a teach-in about impeachment, which was informative and surprisingly uplifting. A few things struck me:
¤ Jayapal actually gets how to talk about the US in a way that acknowledges the positive things the founders were trying to do, and the good things that have happened here, without ever seeming to minimise all the evil.
¤ They're clearly not just fighting the current arsehole, but also seeing an urgent need to rebalance powers between Congress and presidency. (...)
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Here is a good editorial from one of the people involved in last Thursday's protest: https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2019/08/13/41071920/why-i-confronted-martin-selig-the-seattle-billionaire-who-rents-to-ice
Summer seemed to end a few weeks earlier and much more definitively than usual this year, but that doesn't mean we're done with neighbourhood #florespondence
@callie a version of Erik Satie's Gnossiennes No.1 that plays forever (gnossiennes.mousereeve.com)
Everyone should know of Jack Fiddler, and I find not many do.
ok ive been waiting forever to mention the australian ghost bat but it's the biggest echolocation batty in australia and still quite large in the rest of the world and has pretty big eyes which surprised me but also pretty big ears. they're very good please look. #baturday
A long, meandering, and very interesting article about Sweden, its self-talk, and the bizarro ways it gets distorted in the English-language press https://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2019/09/13/whats-happening-in-sweden/
I find myself wondering how much of this applies to Canada too. Perhaps if I do become a New Canadian, after a few years I'd be able to compare to this New Swede's insights....
This is how @nein09 sets alarm times on her phone.
i made a zine! It's about chronic illness and healthcare stuff, and full of collaged pain scales and patient intake forms and the like. https://mxmatched.itch.io/1-to-10-zine
Well, happy Moon Holiday to everyone who commemorates. Remember the reason for the season. 🙇🏽♀️📿🌷🕯🥮🎑🌝
A lot of folks must be abroad or isolated and far from family and friends on this Chinese / Daoist holiday... It’s especially important for women. Please spare some friendly words if you see anyone who is sad.
If you’re lonesome, just look up at the lovely “roundest” Moon, sing a song or some poetry, and know many distant friends will be too!
I am cranky as shit today, but dahlias are still good so here's some #florespondence
I saw one of these ads yesterday, at a surface light rail station that requires every passenger to cross at least one busy road. The one I saw just stated the fact that Rainier Ave S is the most dangerous street in Seattle, so before even thinking about victim blaming, my 1st reaction was "what kind of agency touts its worst failure?" and then "What the hell are they doing coming to this historically neglected neighbourhood to say how shit it is when that's their fault?" https://thecisforcrank.com/2019/09/12/the-story-behind-those-ads-on-rainier-instructing-pedestrians-dont-blend-in/
Y'all, bodies are so dang weird. And we're still learning about their weirdness! https://gizmodo.com/your-bones-secrete-a-hormone-that-can-make-you-panic-s-1838053031
For months, maybe even a full year, I did my best to read Brexit articles infrequently because so little was actually happening. For the last couple of weeks I've been reading several a day because it suddenly feels like things are actually moving fast. Except... that I'm starting to feel like all this noise will signify nothing in the end because there's still no deal that the EU and UK can both accept, and Labour's still afraid of embracing Remain. Sigh....
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