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I'm a white guy, more or less living at the top of Privilege Mountain, trying to learn to dismantle and undermine that privilege.

Things I'm into:










Things I'm (interested in?) learning about:



• And all the stuff above, naturally.

This is, of course, incomplete. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Continuing :

In 2018 (at 36), I realized my sexuality wasn't as straightforward (or straight) as I'd previously thought. It's more complicated because of course it is, but I generally consider myself bi/pan :heart_pansexual:.

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Do any fedi friends have access to a theological library?

I'm trying to find someone to help me get a photocopy of a page or two from this book:

openlibrary.org/works/OL271987

It allegedly contains a photo of a cuneiform tablet which records history's oldest joke.

As a clown, I need a copy. :)

I'm also interested in having a copy of the book, though it seems to be looooooong out of print.

Any help, including boosts, appreciated!

take on “cancel culture” 

Put another way, “community justice” is when I win in the court of public opinion and “cancel culture” is when I lose in the court if public opinion.

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take on “cancel culture” 

Most people who are mad about “cancel culture” are mostly just mad that they can not longer count on winning every time they enter the court of public opinion.

in a world where… there once was a man… named Michael Finnegan…

*brief shaky-cam scene of a guy standing in front of a bathroom mirror*

he had whiskers. on his chinnegan.

*closeup on beard*

he shaved them off…

*series of short clips of shaving equipment flashing past: sink, beard, safety razor, shaving cream*

but they grew in again.

*camera zooms out to show us a man, fully bearded, standing in the wreckage of a bathroom, the only part of the building still standing in a ruined city still aflame*

coming this fall 2020…

*fade to black*

Michael Finnegan… begins again.

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Good morning, witches and wicks, bits and bytes, nibbles and naughts and nulls. 🌇💖

Got a friend asking for gender-neutral words that might replace "sister" or "brother". They want something they could use in the context of talking to teachers or similar about their children, so not super jokey, but also "subling" strikes them as feeling pretty clinical. They cited "nibling" as feeling right tone-wise (but describing a different relationship, obviously). Children in question are teens.

What d'yall got by way of advice? :boosts_ok:

An organization I am stewarding towards worker-ownership is looking to hire a full-stack developer to help steward their customer experience to a more accessible, usable, reliable, and mobile forward user experience.

If you'd like to learn more, please check out the job post they've written: docs.google.com/document/d/1ud

I'm available to answer any and all questions!

But when are we going to talk about renewable FEELS?

Employee Resource Groups: Like collective bargaining except only at the pleasure of the officers of your company.

"If I understand correctly, professor, it is not only theoretically but also practically possible to travel to change the past?"
"Yes."
"Have you tried it?"
"Yes, that's what motivated my research."
"Will you tell us what you changed?"
"No."
"A 'no' is sacrosanct."
"Yes, it is."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Solidarity 

Are you a student at Northeastern University or a recent alum? Are you faculty or staff or part of a union there?
Tell us about your campaigns and let's do some cross-promotion. We'd love to work together.
Please boost.
#Solidarity #SaveMills #SaveMillsCollege

This is a longshot, but anybody here involved in student politics at #Northeastern University or a recent alum?

I have relationships with a lot of folks who are younger than me online (this happens as you approach middle age, I guess). And, as you are all surely aware, my dad energy is strong. A few of these younger folks even jokingly call me "dad" sometimes, of which I approve. I sometimes get the urge to jokingly refer to them as "kiddo", but that feels like a line too far. The urge is there, though.

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Eldritch Café

Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.

A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.