Instead of saving these to my hard drive, I'm putting them here now. Maybe someone might find them interesting?
• Phosop, Thai goddess of rice
• Eastern vs Western culture about wearing face masks
• Cosmism – early 20th century Russian philosophical and cultural movement
• Orrery, showing positions of planets and other solar system objects for any specified date
• Thailand's philosophy of sustainable living
To take needlessly from others is to deprive needlessly from ourselves. To damage our world needlessly is to damage ourselves. It isn't about you or me. It isn't about us versus them. There is no "them". There's only us.
We, all of us, exist in unity. And we need to learn exactly what that means before we can ever truly expect to improve this world.
#ShivaArdhanarishvara is an androgynous form of Shiva and Parvati, with the oldest forms dating back to the Kushan era, approx 30-375 CE.
No seriously, the Tabletop Simulator is 50% off today (meaning it costs 10€/$) and if you want to play games with friends or family while not leaving the house, you should get it!
Most games are free, you only pay for the TTS. There are a few to buy but you have thousands of others you can play for freeeee.
Nature is as much the tiger prowling the forests of Siberia as it is the spider wandering across your ceiling, as much the springbok striding the plains as it is the fox walking through city streets at night.
That fox doesn’t see much difference between “nature” and city. So why should we? The only real distinction is the one which we draw in our own minds.
Nature is rolling grassy plains and dramatic coastlines, vibrantly coloured wildflowers and majestic forests, yes.
But nature is also dandelions finding homes in cracked concrete and moss growing on old stone walls, the butterfly on your windowsill and the avocado stone germinating in your compost pile.
Nature is everywhere around you, and should all be cherished equally.
(incoherent Klingon yelling)
Armour yourself against this foe with face masks. Take up arms with hand soap and sanitiser gel. Remain within the walls of your fortress until this storm passes.
Such is the wisdom of Kahless!
The Wisdom of Kahless
Long ago, a storm was heading for the city of Quin'lat. Everyone took protection within the walls except one man who remained outside. Kahless went to him and asked what he was doing.
I am not afraid," the man said. "I will not hide my face behind stone and mortar. I will stand before the wind and make it respect me." Kahless honoured his choice and went back inside.
The next day, the storm came, and the man was killed.
The wind does not respect a fool.
pandemic • masks • lulz
I imagine it would be inappropriate to sew a plague doctor's mask, wouldn't it...?
pandemic • masks
Also, I'm compiling a bunch of mask resources. I'll share them soon.
pandemic • masks
Interestingly, wearing a mask *does* at least make people keep their distance from you in public.
pandemic • masks
Some governments are still advising that only sick people should wear masks. I'm inclined to disagree.
But I can see why they're still saying that to the general public. Over 10000 masks have been stolen from hospitals in France since this all started. And those hospitals need protective equipment more than the rest of us do.
They definitely need them more than the handful of douchebags who're undoubtedly selling stolen masks over the internet.
“Mask-trees“ have been cropping up around the Czech Republic as a form of solidarity. Volunteers are making cloth masks at home and hanging them on “mask-trees” for anyone in need
I was being rhetorical. People here spend too much time complaining.
covid, face mask psa
Now the CDC is recommending that we all cover our faces out in public, I thought it'd be a good idea to pass this link along again. It offers a guide on how to sew your own face masks, and links to places that are suffering from shortages and accepting handmade donations:
I like plants more than people 🌱 Probably not an actual supervillain. Probably.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.