-Present path or tradition: Wiccan
-Interests: green living, veg/vegan, homesteading, animals and their rights, art, books, movies, music, politics, Washington DC (I'm from Maryland, but I consider DC t o be my hometown.)
-Age (not mandatory): late 40s
-Brief Bio: MM, all! Been Wiccan for a very long time (26 years!) Was in a coven, but now I'm solitary. I currently live on our vegan homestead with my guy, two dogs, and seven cats. We're just learning about being homesteaders. It's been very educational, but we have a long way to go yet. Would like to take the house and well off-grid, but we don't have the money to get set up with alternative power yet. I work as a virtual assistant/freelance writer/editor, but am looking for part time work to get me through the lean times. I guess that's good enough for no w. Blessed Litha!
Somewhere further than making out yet not quite going all the way, "fooling around" is a time honored tradition. It's easy, low-pressure, and there are no real parameters - above the clothes or not. Sound good? Maybe you're young and want to try but not commit to anything too carnal. Similarly, you could want to explore somebody's, well, body because they're so different than you. There's also the possibility that you want to make them happy or see how they react to feeling beyond great. Could it be that you're a tease, even?
Or you could just be bored. There's nothing on TV, anyway.
That one KSR about how if you send a generation ship filled with the learnedly ignorant, colonization will surely fail aside, are there any SF novels recent enough to use the exoplanets we now know of as settings?
(*)Don't get me going on productions set in the 60s/70s/80s by directors who are too young to remember them. I am still laughing about an Albert Herring set in 1960s rural Suffolk that had white table cloths at the pub and a range of whole salamis at the grocer.
It's challenge time!
Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.
Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!
Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!
Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.
Карта на на 23 июня
В зоне АТО отмечается усиление российско-террористических сил на позициях. Прес-центр штабу АТО: минулої доби 48 обстрілiв, 2 бійців зазнали поранень
Оккупанты "ЛНР" устроили мощную атаку на позиции 93-й ОМБР в районе Желобка и Крымского и понесли серьезные потери.Гибридная армия России продолжает бить по силам АТО вдоль всей линии фронта, 2 бойцов ВС Украины были ранены
В зоне АТО поймали медсестру, помогавшую боевикам убивать и калечить украинских бойцов
Им нравится война. В РФ разгоняют украинофобскую истерию: социологи зафиксировали резкий рост антиукраинских настроений среди россиян. Социологи также зафиксировали постепенное снижение интереса россиян к событиям в Украине.
Как же, станем мы глотать такое... на российском пропагандистском канале "Россия 1" один из приглашенных "экспертов" вещал о тайных планах украинцев поглотить российский этнос.
чиновник “ДНР” открыто признает, что в Донецке невозможно жить – Украина лучше во всем.
Как в Украине ничегониделаеца. Часть 55 (обзор)
Главари «ДНР» приказали своим «наместникам» в оккупированной Горловке «жертвовать» местной епархии УПЦ МП земельные участки и другую недвижимость. Оккупационные власти Макеевки приказали местным священникам УПЦ МП написать доносы, предоставив в них полную информацию о представителях других религиозных конфессий, персональные данные участников католических, протестантских и мусульманских общин, действующих на территории города и местах их собраний.
Митрополит Донецкий и Мариупольский Иларион провел в оккупированном Донецке собрание с благочинными вверенной ему епархии по подготовке акций протеста на подконтрольной Украине территории, но с привлечением к ним прихожан с подконтрольных оккупантам и террористам районов
New #DisinfoReview В очередной раз на этой неделе мы стали свидетелями рассказов о «Доброй России» и «Злом Западе». из прокремлевских СМИ мы узнали, что Запад якобы не хочет бороться с терроризмом и немцы опять плохие
Турчинов объяснил, почему жителей оккупированных территорий дополнительно проверяют перед получения биометрического паспорта: под видом украинских граждан с биометрическими паспортами за границу могут направляться для дискредитации Украины завербованные российскими спецслужбами граждане.
В городе Ялта, который находится на аннексированном РФ Крыме, по запросу Интерпола задержан один из главарей террбанды "ДНР", Россия готова выдать боевика Украине.
Госдума РФ забила последний гвоздь в крышку гроба крымского туризма: Местным властям позволят сдирать до 100 рублей в день с каждого приезжего туриста в возрасте от 18 лет "за гостеприимство".
Творец и власть в России: история слияний и поглощений. Слияние с властью завершилось полным поглощением и перевариванием. Сначала полупереваренный властью интеллигент еще пытался издавать какие-то глухие звуки, потом замолчал и фактически уже в качестве органической части этой власти стал подписывать петиции в поддержку любой гадости, этой властью творимой.
I think I felt like that because I did spend the morning in my pajamas wasting time on Twitter. But also, I was fielding comments on a Lib Dem Voice article introducing our new group, Lib Dem Immigrants (which I am super excited about). Unfortunately, anything about immigration attracts some trolls, even if it's as innocuous as "here's a new internal party body" (I did like that we also got a comment saying "we waste too much time on internal party shit!"). I found this set of comments dismaying for an interesting new kind of separating the wheat-from-the-chaff approach to immigration: even the people telling me they want to end freedom of movement and other such things tell me that they support me having rights, and right away, because I married a British citizen. Hm.
Anyway, I eventually made myself do a bit of tidying, sort out the room booking for Plus's AGM at Autumn Conference (which I don't know if I'll be able to go to because I can't afford accommodation, which is making me very sad), call up our soon-to-be-ex-home-insurance-company which gosh that phone call made me glad of because it was agonizing, get a Plus parcel ready to post and send it off, go to the shops to buy boring things like a light bulb, stand precariously on a too-short ladder to replace the light bulb, go see my friend Katie for a couple of hours, come back via a different shop to buy dog poo bags which we were suddenly out of, and watch Lego Batman with Andrew which we'd been trying to find time and energy for all week.
That is an okay day. I didn't do all the things I wanted to do, but I did a lot of good things.
Today I'm going to see fictive-nephew (who's almost eight already, how is that even possible) in some local am-dram production, and then Games Night has restarted so I get to see my Brighouse people twice in three days! This should be a good day too.
But they did. I spent an entire half-hour in completely unmoving traffic only 3 blocks from the symphony hall, and only escaped by popping into the space left open by a car that had darted down a wrong-way alley and then imitating the action of the tiger. The open road was the one leading away, so thence I went.
I’m finally getting back to working on a new gateway/router server and I’m basically setting up this old-school sort of DMZ, with the rest of our servers hanging off one card, and our internal LAN/DHCP/NAT side hanging off the other. (Using ISC, which Debian seems to like.) And all of that seems to be right from the new server’s perspective, which is yay!
Except there’s no packet forwarding from the DHCP side even though it’s enabled and I’m sure I enabled it and yes the kernel thinks its enabled but it isn’t happening.
Any ideas where to start?
Like many of you, I am here because other internet channels of communication have failed me.
I am also here because I have soft, misty water colored memories of the great LJ heyday of 2003, meeting new people, and founding communities through the miracle of nascient "social networking"
I am from the United States, but in 2016, I moved to Chile to work as an English teacher. A year later, I am still doing that.
I have lots of pop cultural interests, but don't really focus on those, unless something really catches my eye. Mostly I talk about...my day to day life. Well, that is the theory. The truth is, I don't know totally what I am using this for, just yet. I am hoping a purpose and community will spring up spontaneously.
It's been a lot of fun doing a themed set of blogs and podcasts this month focusing on Sappho. The new episode is out, talking about the transmissiong of Sappho's body of work down the centuries, with examples of translations and works inspired by her poetry. I'm looking for other topics where I can coordinate publications and podcasts. And look for some changes coming to the LHMPodcast in August, with an expanded schedule and new types of content. Just as a hint: one of the new features will be interviews with authors of historically-based fiction featuring queer female characters. If there's an author you'd like to see us feature, let me know. (I can't promise anything specific, since I'm looking to create a balance of topics and representations, but I'm definitely looking for ideas.)
I need to find a figurine, and by that I mean a proper marble or similar carved one, not a rubbishy plastic one, of a Stellar's jay (I believe that's the name of the bird in question) and present it to her. Not to her folks, although they'll see it. The figurine will be hers.
Leetle not-feathery feathery star baby. :D
I have a longer and more serious post on the topic brewing, but for now, I'll share a few useful links (which I may have done before, but I have been away awhile!):
On the Issues: This website gives a comprehensive, and as far as I can tell, nonpartisan, overview of elected officials and candidates on... pretty much every issue imaginable, especially for longer-serving incumbents; it includes voting records, bills sponsored, quotations, and ratings/evaluations by various organizations across the political spectrum.
TrackBill: This nifty little app lets you track any bill at the state or federal level, though the catch is it seems to work best if you know the bill number. It lets you see various drafts and revisions, sponsors, etc.
5calls: This one's both an app and a website; unlike the other two it is distinctly partisan, but it gives you neat little lists of issues about which to call, scripts for ideas of what to say, and links to the numbers of officials you should call about a given issue.
And, a bit of political humor from my own quirky sense of it... ( which I shall cut for the snarky partisanship contained therein. )
And a little riffing on life/politics and art, mostly Star Wars, but also Final Fantasy VII and XII: ( Again, cut for snark. )