Jun. 25th, 2017

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y’all i was chilling in the yurt (back from maryland, what a drive, we didn’t die, whew) and heard something on the roof and i thought… is it raining? a little? but it was so clear a moment ago?? and i glanced out the screen door and it was all sort of weird golden light, so i looked out and 


it was so cool

I got photos with my camera but they gotta wait until I download them properly. Anyway. I had to share how cool that was.
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“In [fairy tales], power is rarely the right tool for survival anyway. Rather the powerless thrive on alliances, often in the form of reciprocated acts of kindness - from beehives that were not raided, birds that were not killed but set free or fed, old women who were saluted with respect. Kindness sown among the meek is harvested in crisis”
- Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby. (via soemily)
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Said goodbye to the farm for now, while Farmbaby helped with morning chores. She very solemnly gave me a chicken feather for me to “remember [my] time here”. (I’ll be back in, like, two weeks.)
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MY OWN BED and after 20 days my cat is not sure she knows me but she does remember that I am useful for snugs.
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This is the third time in my individual awareness that a major internet organization has censored the entire queer community and then gone “Whoopsie, we didn’t mean to!” immediately after receiving massive blowback about it.  Amazon - though that was some time ago - YouTube, and now Tumblr.  I’m sure there have been other times I am not aware of.

It’s always the software, oh the software, which of course didn’t program itself and can’t make these decisions like a human would, so it was an accident!

Except, the software didn’t program itself.  And somehow this happens repeatedly - it’s not sex, because straight sex slips through the innocent, helpless, totally not inherantly biased software “accidentally”, while non-sexual queer content somehow gets flagged every time.

If these really are “accidents”, I still want to hear these companies acknowledge that they’re happening again and again because of systemic prejudice, and how they’re actually going to work toward fixing that, so that it doesn’t happen again  next time and the time after that.



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