Pretty average night around here with @Tekgo. [cat eye contact, tongue sticking out]
a dialogue with myself (silly but mh- and pol-)
me: ok, brain, what's up?
brain: i hate....nazis
me: good! i don't like that we are hearing about them so much these days, but hating them is correct.
brain: i need....water?
me: ok i will obtain water! anything else?
brain: i hate.....existing
me: NO! Bad brain! *thwaps brain with newspaper* try again.
brain: i like....cats?
Things we can do about the current US Migra awfulness
First of all, a coalition of groups led by some Japanese-American orgs is organising an action at Fort Sill this weekend: https://twitter.com/lindasachiko/status/1140636081353871361 (sorry about the link, it's the best I have). If, like me, you can't go in person, there is also a fundraiser to support from afar: https://www.gofundme.com/japanese-american-protest-at-fort-sill
I wrote about queer family of choice in the book of ruth! https://terribly.online/post/ruth-and-queer-family-of-choice
i pet an 8 month old puppy at dog friendly coffee shop today, and am fueled with iced americano, and miiiight actually finish one of the backlog of rewrites/edits I have. One's on queer family of choice in the book of ruth and one's that gilead data analysis thing I was working on a few weeks ago....both will end up blogged eventually, I hope...
So why did I change? Mostly because I read a series of studies showing that one person talking about their giving encourages others in their circle to donate more. Here are a couple of open-access examples: http://jasonmitchell.fas.harvard.edu/Papers/Nook_prosocialconformity_2016.pdf https://www.pnas.org/content/107/12/5334.abstract
That struck me as worth getting over my embarrassment for.
One more thing on charity: I used to believe very strongly in donating as quietly as possible, out of humility and to keep the intent of the gift "pure", in a slight misunderstanding of Maimonides' advice: https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/eight-levels-of-charitable-giving . It still makes me uncomfortable to talk publicly about giving, even though I now understand that advice to be about not creating power imbalances with recipients.
Image from page 32 of "George Tait and Sons' price list and descriptive catalogue of field and garden seeds" (1902)
more screenprinting braindump ideas
omer counting calendar inspired by advent calendars and bujo checklist trackers (for next year?)
Basically I'm seeing it as a 7x7 grid, in each there's omer count #, across left side and top list the sefirot so you can cross reference Y of X as you count L to R , because the top to bottom count in https://opensiddur.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Sefirot-HaOmer-Calendar-Chart-Hebrew-and-English-Aharon-Varady-2019.pdf is hopelessly unintuitive to me.
This is probably way too complex. hmm.
art braindump, feels (-)
I get caught up on "but i'm messy! but i'm bad at visual art!" and like--no way to become better unless I try????? so why not try!!!!!???? I've partly crawled out of this with embroidery stuff, which is a good start, but I am excited about the process of screenprinting and the ability to, well, create multiple prints from the same design with less effort. And then, of course, printing on fabric can involve both eventually.
screenprinting brainstorm thread
big text: (((cultural marxist)))
small text: I'm not even a marxist. I'm just jewish and tired.
something I can do in different colors using the same screen for cool jittery effects
the word "yikes", to resurrect the yikes thread? (https://twitter.com/sillyhead/status/1098301594213335040) Could be a good opportunity to play with different substrates and colors and etc.
Hi! I like you.
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