A birbsite thread about peeing and pooping in space.
Birbsite ain't all bad sometimes I guess.
People think that tai chi is an easy thing for old people but it has some badass weapons forms, which means I got to wave a spear around... with some old people, but also some non-old people as well.
Here's the grandmaster in my lineage with the spear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNAc7PR4TMQ
Seattle, ICE, something you can do
If you see ICE in Washington state out making arrests or questioning people, you can call the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network hotline:
Donating to WAISN is a great idea too if you're able: https://www.waisn.org/donate
This year's x̌ʷə́lč / Salish Sea canoe journey is underway!
Follow the canoes: https://www.lummi-nsn.gov/apps/InreachMapping/InreachMap.php?EID=1
Pretty map with an overview of how many nations are taking part, and how far some are paddling: https://img1.wsimg.com/isteam/ip/ded20e1f-6ab8-4c58-86ed-8df22232c9d7/20191500.png/:/
And Matika Wilbur's take on the occasion: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0BIN3jg5AJ/
telnet http://mapscii.me # For maps in your terminal from OpenStreetMap. Use arrow keys to move around and a/z to zoom in/out. Or use your mouse if your terminal supports that.
extremely important museum plaque that addresses the language we use to talk about slavery in the american south. @OCRbot
A long and thoughtful essay on what it means to design a flag to transcend nation states instead of to define one: http://jocsm.org/the-hamsa-flag-second-edition/
An actual Middle Eastern restaurant [a.k.a. why am I still thinking about this?] https://www.flickr.com/photos/eldan/4891924458/in/album-72157624466939985/
I know, I know, it's a puff piece in a shitty magazine. I should probably care more that they missed a chance to sing the praises of the best Turkish food in town at https://cafe-turko.com/ .
But I am so tired of seeing my birthplace stereotyped, all the more so when it comes from people who think they're so much better than the racist-in-chief because they're less uncouth about it.
This lady is doing telemedicine abortion!
If you need an abortion and can't get to a clinic, here is an option for you.
George Peppard's less suave cousin. From the Great Lakes to the Salish Sea. she/her.
A community that skews thoughtful and weird. Everyone who abides by the code of conduct is welcome, thoughtful weirdos most of all! :)