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
Seattle, gun violence
Three people were shot tonight on a train platform I use probably three times a week, and one of them died.
This is horrible and so sad and awful. I don't know if any of them are someone I know. They could very well be.
MEANWHILE, IN CANADA: a woman with a size 7 left foot and size 9 right foot has finally found a woman with a size 9 left foot and size 7 right foot so they can buy shoes together https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/shoe-twins-meet-1.5282310 🐘
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
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/
I am cranky as shit today, but dahlias are still good so here's some #florespondence
Sad that a link to this chocolate chip cookie recipe will no longer go into a website i'm about to ship but maybe that means i should just make these cookies?
Today's photo is a work set, because we finally published the Fiji data that I've been sweating over for weeks. Notes in image captions; https://allencoralatlas.org/atlas/#12.54/-19.1401/-178.5595 will take you to the area pictured and https://allencoralatlas.org/atlas/#6.67/-18.4754/180.0000 to the whole of Fiji.
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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a million seconds is approximately the amount of time Anthony Scaramucci was white house communications director (11 days)
a billion seconds is thirty two years
George Peppard's less suave cousin. From the Great Lakes to the Salish Sea. she/her.
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