Reminder for US folks:
Monday (tomorrow) is the deadline to comment on the proposed new immigration rule that would require all applicants to prove they wouldn't require public services/assistance.
Even if all you have time for is just to tell them you oppose this, I think they really need to hear it. I hope they are deluged by opposition.
@cathal but also everyone else... let me know if you know anyone who's got a team of non-annelid bugs doing their composting, im very interested.
no body farms please & sorry
My kiddo is 17 and has been closely studying all the local political races for a class in school. She's into it, she's paying attention.
I told her that since she won't be 18 in time to vote this year, I would give her my votes - she could pick out who she wants to vote for and I'll mark the ballot accordingly.
Had my first Mastodon dream.
Was at an unremarkable yard sale but among the bric a brac there were a few references to Mastodon, which was super weird.
It turned out to be a fake yard sale, thrown by plant-based aliens who were taking over Earth (for the better, obv), so they could find the humans who got Mastodon. Since we were the few who would be welcoming to the new sentient plant-based dominant life-forms and understand what they were about.
For Ep. 58 of Black Girl Squee, Inda & Didi talk about another Black woman running for office and winning, celebrate Insecure's season four renewal, preview the Osaka-Williams US Open final (cause we were recording when it started), then take time to send two serious fades.
This organization promotes hikers of all sizes, founded by a queer fat woman. For a great dose of body positivity and diverse representation, the awesome interviews in the "Be Heard" section share why the featured person loves the outdoors and being active. https://fatgirlshiking.com/
Hello everyone, please welcome my friend @vee00101010
She’s new here, so let’s show her around the place. Be your best weird selves. Also, please boost.
Went to an audioplay last night in a local park. You check in, get a loaner ipod, and walk around. The story wove between the history of the park (pointing out where trolley lines used to be, buildings now gone) a mystery based off the silent movie industry that thrived here, and the vote for women's suffrage (touching on the racial inequalities of that movement.)
At one point we were directed to this graffiti - pondering the word "Speak!" How voices then as now have resisted being silenced.
The most solarpunk place I've ever been to was a co-op in Togo, West Africa. The composition of the soil there is so mineral-rich that overfarming yielded swaths of land as inpenetrable as asphalt.
A couple of Togolese PhDs in engineering were able to buy ruined land super-cheap and using compost and hand labor were reclaiming the soil. They'd invented remarkable composting latrines and engineered buildings to stay cool and breezy. The whole place was beautiful, a beacon of ingenuity and hope.
In the post-car world we'll be rock climbing the road cuts...
Went climbing yesterday on an island in a canal - the canal was the highway of its day. The island sits at the junction of the canal with a river. A 40 foot drop is crossed via lift lock. Also powers a small hydroelectric dam. Rock climbers now claim the cliffs and the routes are named for the graffiti that once covered them.
This is from "Jeff loves Eileen" - an easy fun climb.
I wonder if he still does.
female reindeer don't lose their antlers, so when male antlers finish shedding theirs after rut season, all the reindeer moms push those rowdy boys around because you do not mess with an antlered quadruped if you don't have antlers of your own.
I didn't suspect I would love stand-up paddleboarding. I thought it was trendy kayaking with more back pain and higher likelihood of full-body immersion.
I hadn't anticipated loving the way the waves roll up through my body, the tiny back and forths needed to stay balanced, the awe at standing on the surface of the lake.
I don't know how solarpunk that is, but it reminds me of gondoliers as a people-powered adaptation to city flooding - as we look towards a wetter future. Cargo-SUPs?
alternate for @compostablespork
foraging, climbing rocks and things, snuggling dog, making tea and jam for everybody
Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.