These are the Dutch babies I regularly make during the family brunch I host with my wife and very close friends. It comes from my Oregonian friend, Jocelyn.
Put half a stick of butter in a cast iron. Melt it, but don't brown it. Preheat oven to 425.
Separately, mix: .75c AP flour, .75c milk, 1/8tsp salt, 3 eggs and .25 tap of vanilla
Pour into cast iron, bake for 20min, then temp to 350, bake for another 5. Crust should be golden, not brown.
Top with powdered sugar and lemon juice
Abolish holidays named after/honoring people. Replace them with holidays named after/honoring the actions they performed so as to encourage others do the same.
MLK Jr. Day? How about Fight For Racial Equality Day instead?
Labor Day? How about Fight For Workers Equality Day instead?
Christmas Day? More like Destroy The Ruling Class and Community Unity Day.
President's Day? Yeah, that one can fuck off. Honoring positions of power has no action equivalent worthy to replace it with.
Did anyone get an email reply for the post I did on loomio re: scuttlebutt? I'd like to get a copy of that if you have it in your email by chance. Maybe @piponfishing ?
depression feels Show more
I'm scaling back my involvement in many things. Continually ask myself: "Is this isolating? Or giving me the space for restoration?". I don't have good answers and it feels kinda bad.
personal, religious musings and all the fixins, Christianity (of the SDA variety) Show more
I have had a very hard time unpacking how I feel about Christianity and its concept of God.
I've grown up in the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church and was very devout up until college, which, for a multitude of reasons, is when I started to "backslide". Almost 11 years since freshman year and my membership still resides in the church, yet I've been wondering if it should.
[ready for our dirty laundry?] Currently the head of the organized world infrastructure is in the middle of pushing the concept of "compliance" over a hot-button topic and many members ain't about it. This could be, and probably is, a temporary and bureaucratic issue, yet it feels like it's been tipping the already turbulent scales for my personal standing. Yes, there are many things within it that make sense in the context of Biblical doctrine, but is that enough? [1/?]
Reading lists Show more
A list of things I'm currently reading:
- a backlog of articles I've saved on pocket. Mostly about anti-capitalism, low tech, and censorship on social networks
- The Expectant Father
- Protocol specs for: Dat, Scuttlebutt, ActivityPub.
- Elementary Materials Science (about the material properties of metal/wood/plastics)
> “If you’re not bringing math skills to the problem,” he said with a sort of amused asperity, “then representative democracy is a problem.” What follows is a condensed transcript of his remarks, lightly edited for clarity.
An interview with Bill Gates about climate change: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/11/we-need-an-energy-miracle/407881/
liberals are so wild they'll look at the prison system and be like "wow how did we accidentally construct an elaborate private gulag system to incarcerate a huge portion of our population with no social benefits over the course of the last 50 years???? I guess if we vote for a Democrat they'll fix it, like every other Democrat did!!! Have you heard about my favorite pasty white savior politico?"
Asked on scuttlebutt, but I'll ask here too: If there was a group that gave grants of $1,000 every month to different #solarpunk projects, what would be some efforts that you'd nominate?
@xvw hey there. Curious what has you hopping to this server instead. Mind sharing?
"Basic Income vs Guaranteed Jobs: What If We Paid Stay-At-Home Moms?"
Here's the thing about forsaking capitalism. It will be the death of Convenience™.
A quick anecdote, to highlight exactly what I mean. Partner and I are driving out of town on the night of Thanksgiving this year. We are low on gas, and have 100 miles to go. The first gas station was closed, a small local pump in the middle of the country. We immediately started looking up the nearest station, and planning who we'd call first if we weren't able to find one open. We had not been prepared, did not realize the inconvenience, of needing gas on Thanksgiving. I have increasingly become aware of my own incovenient shopping and life choices that make me reliant on unethical work. The expectation that I can go grocery shopping at 11:00 pm on a holiday is taugh to us by a certain brand of convenience. If our infrstructure were to fall, we will never again achieve that level of convenience, even if we were later capable, imo.
Reading up on #solarpunk, living in a communal house, working in the workshop. Programmer.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.