Pinned toot re: where I live
Now that I'm meeting some of y'all IRL, I realize I should clarify for the curious:
As my intro toot says, I live on a commune. It's on the east coast of the USA. I've lived there since 2015. I love it.
And I needed a break from it. So I'm taking 2019 off, staying with friends/fam in the PNW. I'll head east again at the end of this year. I miss my fellow communards, and especially my sweetie, but I'm also really enjoying being back in my home region. 🌲💚🌲
she/her, cis/het #lgbtq ally, #infp, neutral good
moderately woo: virgo sun, virgo moon, taurus rising
live and work on a #commune in the US; interested in diverse #intentionalcommunities #coops and #egalitarianism
"Rioters rip up streets of Puerto Rico after governor’s comments about women and gays" / police
Portland anti-war protest, July 28 (link)
At a community event this weekend, someone handed me a flyer for an anti-war rally and march in Waterfront Park: http://pjw.info/iran_venezuela_072019.html
news story about ICE and community pushback (-/+)
HERMITAGE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent tried to bring a man in Hermitage into custody, but neighbors formed a human chain to allow the man and his son to get home: https://www.newschannel5.com/news/ice-agents-involved-in-a-traffic-stop-in-hemitage
This article on the different ways transphobia is manifested towards trans men vs trans women is illuminating: https://jayhulme.com/blog/transmen
[sorry whoever I saw this link from earlier, I've lost track]
Lindqvist tracked the sunbathing habits of nearly 30,000 women in Sweden over 20 years. Originally, he was studying blood clots, which he found occurred less frequently in women who spent more time in the sun—and less frequently during the summer. Lindqvist looked at diabetes next. Sure enough, the sun worshippers had much lower rates. Melanoma? True, the sun worshippers had a higher incidence of it—but they were eight times less likely to die from it.
So Lindqvist decided to look at overall mortality rates, and the results were shocking. Over the 20 years of the study, sun avoiders were twice as likely to die as sun worshippers.
There are not many daily lifestyle choices that double your risk of dying. In a 2016 study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, Lindqvist’s team put it in perspective: “Avoidance of sun exposure is a risk factor of a similar magnitude as smoking, in terms of life expectancy.”
Image from page 23 of "Lawns and gardens. How to plant and beautify the home lot, the pleasure ground and garden" (1897)
PDX migra action today!
Portland WALK with Refugees and Immigrants is happening today, 11-2pm: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/77414
A birbsite thread about peeing and pooping in space.
Birbsite ain't all bad sometimes I guess.
This comic about conspiracy theorists (who are often right-wing white men) is fascinating and weird and not a little disturbing:
A maze of twisty little passages, all alike.
A community that skews thoughtful and weird. Everyone who abides by the code of conduct is welcome, thoughtful weirdos most of all! :)