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Hour 10

Hour 10 blanket fort. #deweys24hourreadathon #igreadathon #figthistlebooks progress: 

Hour 9

Hour 9 library . #deweys24hourreadathon #igreadathon #figthistlebooks progress: 

Hour 8

Hour 8: Shelfie. #deweys24hourreadathon #igreadathon #figthistlebooks progress: Resume progress at Chapter 24

Hour 7

Hour 7: Audio #deweys24hourreadathon #igreadathon #figthistlebooks progress: Pause for playCurrent listening on audiobook on #tunein, and it's helpful to understand the story in this format. 

Hour 6

Hour 6: Genre. #deweys24hourreadathon #igreadathon #figthistlebooks progress: Pause for play #classic #scifi

Hour 5

Hour 5: Snack. #deweys24hourreadathon #igreadathon #figthistlebooks progress: Chapter 18


Hour 4

Hour 4: Adaptation . #deweys24hourreadathon #igreadathon #figthistlebooks progress: Chapter 11

Hour 3

Hour 3 Drink #deweys24hourreadathon #igreadathon #figthistlebooks progress: Chapter 8

Hour 2

Hour 2: Room. #deweys24hourreadathon #igreadathon #figthistlebooks progress: Chapter 5

Arts, Connections, Culture and the Elderly.

Reposted with permission from Facebook:  I understand that there's  a segment of the population that doesn't understand the value of arts or history.  Personally I have a theory that this is due largely to post-immigrant generations (primarily europeans)  who through social pressures subverted and whitewashed thier own family traditions,  languages and stories in order to present assimilated by the society at large and thus lost connection to thier own cultures.  So,  the value of history,  the value of the arts,  which transmits culture is lost on these blank disconnected generations.  I understand this loss of connection.
And maybe this same disconnection deprives them of values such as caring for the young,  the elderly.
But when I read that there is a segment of my society that wants to defund Meals on Wheels,  I  wish to say,   as Ashley Morris once put it, "fuck you, you fucking fucks."

Why not take a break? My answer.

Why not take a break from negativity and learn about each other? 1. Who are you named after? There is a literal, fascist administration in office in the United States. 2. Last time you cried? Resist it, unerringly, with all your strength. 3. Pop or water? A woman, scheduled to be deported, attempted suicide in the airport. 4. What is your favorite lunch meat? Donate to the ACLU. 5. Longest relationship? Law enforcement is illegally enforcing the ban, even though a stay has been issued by the court system. 6. Do you still have your tonsils? Soon, we won't have the courts to depend on, either. 7. Would you bungee jump? #NoMoreElectoralCollege 8. How many years at current job? Maintain cash reserves. 9. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Make sure to take care of your mental health, in an amazingly tumultuous and stressful time. 10. Roller coasters? #IpunchedRichardSpencer 11. Favorite ice cream? Many of the Democrats are folding, do not depend on them. Exceptions: Maxine Waters an…

Airport Protests

FYI Cut and paste to share. If you decide to join an airport protest, please remember that Federal, Department of Homeland Security enforcement are in place at our airports. This means, if you are detained, you will likely be held without recourse to an attorney and can be transferred and held indefinitely. Please make sure your people know to look for you and do regular check ins with them. 
Immigration attorneys advise that only US Citizens can participate without grave risk. If you are a US citizen, this is one way for you to leverage your privilege to help those with less. From a lawyer: Do not go to the airport if you are not a US citizen, even if you have a green card or work visa. There is a need for Arabic and Farsi speakers at all airports but check to make sure that you go to the International terminal. If you are detained, you should not answer any questions until there is an attorney present; there are attorneys at all of the major airports. In addition, do not sign any…

Not My President

Damn right people are angry. Destroying other people's property and violence, no. Knock that shit off. But I'm kinda getting my hackles up over people implying that people don't have a reason or right to the anger and terror they feel right now. 
Just a few things I've heard the last two months:  1. Give him a chance. 2. Maybe it won't be that bad. 3. All politicians are horrible. 4. He'll get better once in office. Just a few things I've heard from victims of domestic violence. 1. I'll just give him another chance 2. It's not that bad. 3. All men are like this. 4. He'll get better once we're married. Just a few things I've heard months/years later: 1. She's dead 2. She's in a coma 3. He killed her child. 4. He's now beating his new girlfriend. He is not well. He is mentally ill on a multitude of levels. He is that guy who punched you in the face then said it was your fault. He's the guy who raped your 10 year old daughter then said she …

How I Really Feel

All I will say to those who voted for Trump and expect me to suck it up is this......    I listened as you called my President a Muslim. I listened as you called him and his family a pack of monkeys. I listened as you said he wasn't born here. I watched as you blocked every single path to progress that you could. I saw the pictures you made of him as Hitler. I watched you shut down the government and hurt the entire nation, twice. I watched you turn your backs on every opportunity to open a worthwhile dialog. I watched you say that you would not even listen to any choice for Supreme Court no matter who the nominee was. I listened as you openly said that you will oppose him at every turn. I watched as you did just that. I listened. I watched. I paid attention.
Now, I'm being called on to be tolerant. To move forward. To denounce protesters. To ‘Get over it.’ To accept this... I will not.
I will do my part to make sure this great American mistake becomes the embarrassing footnote of our history th…