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Diana Rajchel has been shared in 1 public circles

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Cara Schulz43+Michael Anderson shared his circle of people who are great to have a conversation with. I added my list that I'd begun of "Great Conversationalists" to his and I'm sharing it with you. The people I added are people who are interested in, and capable of, having a great conversation with interesting, thoughtful view points. I'm sure my list will grow longer and I know I've left people off of it, but here's a good place to start if you are looking for people to add!Cara Schulz shared a circle with you.2011-10-21 18:58:41341206

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2014-10-28 23:27:02 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Had a lovely lunch with an adult that's new to the whole #pagan thing, and based on my conversation with him, I think I spotted a missing need in the Bay Area: a non-tradition specific seekers resource, fed into by all the traditions. The U of M Pagan society filled that role until it shut down (lack of leadership training), and there is a running Seekers class that is very Wiccan-centric. Hm. I'd like in the long run to start a Pagan salon of sorts - strictly for the exchange of ideas, rather than for throwing people headlong into ritual. Worth a thought as I learn about San Francisco's resources.

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2014-11-12 20:48:08 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Having one of my darker days at the moment.

Most plusones: 3

2014-11-13 05:00:50 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

When I speak of San Francisco as an entity, I mean a singular entity with a sole personality. I am in no way referring to the culture or collective populous - if I am, that will be made clear by phrases such as "people in San Francisco/people in the Bay." The people here have been lovely, and empathetic (save for that one that just got blocked because I'm too old to try to appease crazy, and "too old" is a bit of a collective/culture problem for me here.) As for San Francisco, singular entity, you know that man/woman who has always been beautiful and because of that beauty has no idea how to behave in a relationship s/he wants to hang on to? That's what's happening to me right now. Whenever I have a meltdown I can actually feel ground shifting in the scramble to appease me. It does not make up for the initial problem and it's a really, really bad relationship pattern.... more »

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2014-11-15 23:17:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#sanfrancisco - someone tried to swipe this bike from 9th and Market.

My (almost new) bike was stolen from a bike rack at 9th and Market this evening. Please share this if you live in the city and keep an eye out -- http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/4762086137.html___#sanfrancisco - someone tried to swipe this bike from 9th and Market.

2014-11-15 16:54:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

G+ because Facebook sometimes makes me too homesick for my chosen hometown. Of course, if I were in Minneapolis right now I'd be starting the annual descent into questioning the life decisions that landed me in a place where going outside actually will kill you if you linger.

G+ because Facebook sometimes makes me too homesick for my chosen hometown. Of course, if I were in Minneapolis right now I'd be starting the annual descent into questioning the life decisions that landed me in a place where going outside actually will kill you if you linger.___

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2014-11-14 23:40:29 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"Last week, Wu put up $11,000 as a reward for information leading to the identification of a perpetrator. Since then the threats have nearly stopped." So that's what works. Good to know.

Victims Of Online Threats Say Perpetrators Aren't Being Caught #npr___"Last week, Wu put up $11,000 as a reward for information leading to the identification of a perpetrator. Since then the threats have nearly stopped." So that's what works. Good to know.

2014-11-13 18:41:02 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

My dear downstairs neighbor - the one with the bedroom somewhere below my own bedroom and my office:
Today your anguished cries shattered the delicate peace of my morning. According to your screams, you "woke up naked," and, when your roommates walked away from these paroxysms, you added at hysterical volume, "I make bad decisions!"

As someone who has already completed that awkward age of 22 plus whiskey, I proffer some neighborly advice: 
If there is any chance you may wake up naked with no knowledge of the whereabouts of your clothing or perhaps even your own whereabouts, try to limit where you begin drinking to locations where your nudity is acceptable to those who might see it, and try to select individuals who you want to see you naked. Based on the offended diatribe of the young lady apparently also in your bed, this was not really the case, and your reaction... more »

My dear downstairs neighbor - the one with the bedroom somewhere below my own bedroom and my office:
Today your anguished cries shattered the delicate peace of my morning. According to your screams, you "woke up naked," and, when your roommates walked away from these paroxysms, you added at hysterical volume, "I make bad decisions!"

As someone who has already completed that awkward age of 22 plus whiskey, I proffer some neighborly advice: 
If there is any chance you may wake up naked with no knowledge of the whereabouts of your clothing or perhaps even your own whereabouts, try to limit where you begin drinking to locations where your nudity is acceptable to those who might see it, and try to select individuals who you want to see you naked. Based on the offended diatribe of the young lady apparently also in your bed, this was not really the case, and your reaction to her presence displeased her greatly. Most people really do take offense to labels, especially ones with the weight of the words "bad decision."  A selection process for who greets you upon nude memory erasure has one sole difficulty: you must make these decisions while sober, so as to limit your regrets upon imbibing to the intestinal variety.

As to your claim of "making bad decisions," perhaps in your still drunk/hangover teetering state your overwrought neurons failed to connect your actions with yourself as their source of responsibility. This seems, based on this weekly recurrence of morning shouting, to be a regular incident. Your roommates, as fellow adults, often seem to have their own girls, hangovers, and bad decisions to shoo out the door. It is unsurprising, given this regularity, that they no longer have time to assist you in your quest for your own underwear.

I am quite familiar with the process of making bad decisions. Some call me expert at them. As a means of reducing such errata to the sort of pleasurable memory,  I suggest you take advantage of the new technology you children use to drunk text, and perhaps send yourself a text explaining to yourself your choice of companions for the evening, even if it's "She's really hawt under strobe lights." If wandering happens when you get in your cups, turning on the GPS tracker or one of those newfangled recording "apps" as you call them may help you retrace your steps and make necessary apologies, thus reducing the number of people that will inevitably press charges.

As for myself, I will continue to listen to these morning programs of post-adolescent despair, knowing that the bad decisions may change, but they may never go away.

- Ms. R, upstairs

P.S. In the parlance of your age bracket, Dude, you're lucky that girl you hooked up with didn't kick your ass.___

2014-11-13 05:00:50 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

When I speak of San Francisco as an entity, I mean a singular entity with a sole personality. I am in no way referring to the culture or collective populous - if I am, that will be made clear by phrases such as "people in San Francisco/people in the Bay." The people here have been lovely, and empathetic (save for that one that just got blocked because I'm too old to try to appease crazy, and "too old" is a bit of a collective/culture problem for me here.) As for San Francisco, singular entity, you know that man/woman who has always been beautiful and because of that beauty has no idea how to behave in a relationship s/he wants to hang on to? That's what's happening to me right now. Whenever I have a meltdown I can actually feel ground shifting in the scramble to appease me. It does not make up for the initial problem and it's a really, really bad relationship pattern.... more »

When I speak of San Francisco as an entity, I mean a singular entity with a sole personality. I am in no way referring to the culture or collective populous - if I am, that will be made clear by phrases such as "people in San Francisco/people in the Bay." The people here have been lovely, and empathetic (save for that one that just got blocked because I'm too old to try to appease crazy, and "too old" is a bit of a collective/culture problem for me here.) As for San Francisco, singular entity, you know that man/woman who has always been beautiful and because of that beauty has no idea how to behave in a relationship s/he wants to hang on to? That's what's happening to me right now. Whenever I have a meltdown I can actually feel ground shifting in the scramble to appease me. It does not make up for the initial problem and it's a really, really bad relationship pattern. That's what's happening here on an entity/priestess level.  ___

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2014-11-12 20:48:08 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Having one of my darker days at the moment.

Having one of my darker days at the moment.___

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2014-11-12 19:37:12 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A color coded chart of common misconceptions. No, Einstein didn't fail in math (or "maths" as it says here.) Also correct the meaning of "Jihad." It was explained to me as "struggle to do right in the eyes of G-d."

A color coded chart of common misconceptions. No, Einstein didn't fail in math (or "maths" as it says here.) Also correct the meaning of "Jihad." It was explained to me as "struggle to do right in the eyes of G-d."___

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2014-11-11 00:58:31 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

anyone know what kind of conifer this is? I never see cedars or pines doing this in the Midwest.

anyone know what kind of conifer this is? I never see cedars or pines doing this in the Midwest.___

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2014-11-11 00:57:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Another Golden Gate Park walk photo.

Another Golden Gate Park walk photo.___

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2014-11-11 00:57:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

More from my walk today - and another reminder to get an Audubon guide/plant identification book for this part of the country.

More from my walk today - and another reminder to get an Audubon guide/plant identification book for this part of the country.___

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2014-11-11 00:56:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Have I mentioned that I love it when it's overcast? You learn to appreciate those days when you live in Minnesota for 12 years. Overcast means it hasn't snowed yet.

Have I mentioned that I love it when it's overcast? You learn to appreciate those days when you live in Minnesota for 12 years. Overcast means it hasn't snowed yet.___

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2014-11-11 00:56:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Another from today's walk.

Another from today's walk.___

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2014-11-11 00:55:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

From today's walk in Golden Gate park.

From today's walk in Golden Gate park.___

2014-11-10 19:32:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The thing I hate most in my career is the tedious stuff. Tedium annoys me. After that, it's having to rewrite my bio multiple times. I hate bios. I'd rather someone just read what I write and decide based on that if I have something to offer. Honestly, if you think I need a pedigree to have ideas worth considering, go back to pre-Imperialist Europe.

The thing I hate most in my career is the tedious stuff. Tedium annoys me. After that, it's having to rewrite my bio multiple times. I hate bios. I'd rather someone just read what I write and decide based on that if I have something to offer. Honestly, if you think I need a pedigree to have ideas worth considering, go back to pre-Imperialist Europe.___

2014-11-09 03:46:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Wow. Nothing like walking into a very small, very unwelcoming-to-women science fiction fandom meetup to get a gauge for exactly how awesome the Minneapolis Doctor Who meetup is/was. I was in a room of 10 people, only 3 of whom were women and one guy made some "get your woman under control" comments to Mike when I didn't laugh at his more insulting jokes. I built a meetup that always had around 50% women, and on our slow days we had 60+ people. Not sure if San Francisco tech culture is the problem, or if that dude's mom just did a shitty job with him.

Wow. Nothing like walking into a very small, very unwelcoming-to-women science fiction fandom meetup to get a gauge for exactly how awesome the Minneapolis Doctor Who meetup is/was. I was in a room of 10 people, only 3 of whom were women and one guy made some "get your woman under control" comments to Mike when I didn't laugh at his more insulting jokes. I built a meetup that always had around 50% women, and on our slow days we had 60+ people. Not sure if San Francisco tech culture is the problem, or if that dude's mom just did a shitty job with him.___

2014-11-08 21:22:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Oh Californians, you're so cute with your "I quit caffeine." That's so so not going to happen with me. It's a matter of public safety.

Oh Californians, you're so cute with your "I quit caffeine." That's so so not going to happen with me. It's a matter of public safety.___

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2014-11-08 01:17:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-07 19:16:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Intention: spider web
Result: spider web

Intention: spider web
Result: spider web___

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2014-11-07 16:20:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My only regret is that I didn't do it.

My only regret is that I didn't do it.___

2014-11-06 18:00:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. James D. Miles

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. James D. Miles___

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2014-11-05 06:05:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

You know what? Silly is awesome. I love silly. Because silly = fun for the sake of it.

That word doesn't mean what you think it means. (Or, at least, it didn't used to.)___You know what? Silly is awesome. I love silly. Because silly = fun for the sake of it.

2014-11-04 21:06:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Apparently I'm not allowed to get healthcare without it becoming a Kafkaesque nightmare...and I use "Kafkaesque" sparingly.

Apparently I'm not allowed to get healthcare without it becoming a Kafkaesque nightmare...and I use "Kafkaesque" sparingly.___

2014-11-04 15:29:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

If you're a US Citizen, of course you should  vote today. We make a big deal about the presidential elections but the midterms always has the stuff that you-yeah-you have to live with.

If you're a US Citizen, of course you should  vote today. We make a big deal about the presidential elections but the midterms always has the stuff that you-yeah-you have to live with.___

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2014-11-04 00:38:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is part of my #artistsway  work/blogging. As some of you already know, I made the commitment to work my way through ALL of Julia Cameron's creativity guides. It's been...very, very good for me. Her book The Artist's Way for Parents threw me something of a curve ball, since I have taken great pains not to be a parent. Since I made the commitment, I am doing the work. While not even close to a 100% parallel, it seems that it is helping me adjust to this relocation, too.

This is part of my #artistsway  work/blogging. As some of you already know, I made the commitment to work my way through ALL of Julia Cameron's creativity guides. It's been...very, very good for me. Her book The Artist's Way for Parents threw me something of a curve ball, since I have taken great pains not to be a parent. Since I made the commitment, I am doing the work. While not even close to a 100% parallel, it seems that it is helping me adjust to this relocation, too.___

2014-10-30 17:27:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

My summary advice to people about street harassment and not doing it, usually phrased "Well how the hell am I supposed to talk to a woman?"
1)The rules of eye contact are relatively universal in the west. You don't flirt until someone looks back. If they're not making eye contact (the gaze is two seconds or less) then they don't want it. 2)Keep the "I'm at the mercy of my hormones" moments/stares to two seconds. Get to three and you're a deserving target for a water gun.

In terms of general decency:
If you want to flirt with someone: try to get to know them a little first. It's fine if your body has a reaction to the other person's body, but this is really something you should keep to yourself until you know how the person (notice I keep saying "person" and not "object") might respond. Laws of averages being what... more »

My summary advice to people about street harassment and not doing it, usually phrased "Well how the hell am I supposed to talk to a woman?"
1)The rules of eye contact are relatively universal in the west. You don't flirt until someone looks back. If they're not making eye contact (the gaze is two seconds or less) then they don't want it. 2)Keep the "I'm at the mercy of my hormones" moments/stares to two seconds. Get to three and you're a deserving target for a water gun.

In terms of general decency:
If you want to flirt with someone: try to get to know them a little first. It's fine if your body has a reaction to the other person's body, but this is really something you should keep to yourself until you know how the person (notice I keep saying "person" and not "object") might respond. Laws of averages being what they are, you will probably have to keep keeping it to yourself. But you'll get a better feel for it if you happen to say, know what that person likes that is not related to having a body, whether it's sunny days or good pho or watching politicians take nosedives off of podiums. You may find, upon discovering the person, s/he is too odious to you to waste your effort flirting.

If this person is just passing you in the street, you will not have this opportunity, nor should you.  If you want to meet people, you need to make the effort to go where people go to be met. No, they don't all cost money - some are called libraries, where you might have to read and learn things. By this I do not mean walk up to random person reading in the library. DO NOT DO THIS YOU WILL EVENTUALLY GET HIT WITH A HARDCOVER. By this I mean "join a book club" or "go to a lecture" or "visit a discussion group."  It only hurts the first few times and you can pad this with Excedrin. If you think this effort is too much out of your day...well, this makes no sense if you have enough time to hang out on the street and make catcalls.

#sexpositiverant   #sexpositiverantcutshort  ___

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2014-10-30 00:09:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Yup. This works, just about every time.

“If you can make the reader laugh he is apt to get careless and go on reading.” —Henry Green, who was born on this day in 1905: http://bit.ly/1e8FDIo #quote___Yup. This works, just about every time.

2014-10-28 23:27:02 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Had a lovely lunch with an adult that's new to the whole #pagan thing, and based on my conversation with him, I think I spotted a missing need in the Bay Area: a non-tradition specific seekers resource, fed into by all the traditions. The U of M Pagan society filled that role until it shut down (lack of leadership training), and there is a running Seekers class that is very Wiccan-centric. Hm. I'd like in the long run to start a Pagan salon of sorts - strictly for the exchange of ideas, rather than for throwing people headlong into ritual. Worth a thought as I learn about San Francisco's resources.

Had a lovely lunch with an adult that's new to the whole #pagan thing, and based on my conversation with him, I think I spotted a missing need in the Bay Area: a non-tradition specific seekers resource, fed into by all the traditions. The U of M Pagan society filled that role until it shut down (lack of leadership training), and there is a running Seekers class that is very Wiccan-centric. Hm. I'd like in the long run to start a Pagan salon of sorts - strictly for the exchange of ideas, rather than for throwing people headlong into ritual. Worth a thought as I learn about San Francisco's resources.___

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2014-10-28 01:52:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

So for those of you that follow #13daysofmagic  - brainchild of +Devin Hunter - you'll know what this is. For the merely curious - I finally did some work at the Pacific Ocean, and it got weird. Not bad. Just weird, like things tend to get whenever I'm around.

So for those of you that follow #13daysofmagic  - brainchild of +Devin Hunter - you'll know what this is. For the merely curious - I finally did some work at the Pacific Ocean, and it got weird. Not bad. Just weird, like things tend to get whenever I'm around.___

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2014-10-27 18:23:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

An amalgamated update on how my transition to California is going. I've been a bit graceless about it, in part because I'm expecting entirely too much of myself yet again.

An amalgamated update on how my transition to California is going. I've been a bit graceless about it, in part because I'm expecting entirely too much of myself yet again.___

2014-10-26 22:31:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Pretty sure I was asked to meet someone explicitly because my negative reaction would put a fire under my ass. ...she wasn't wrong. When you find yourself thinking, "If this asshole stays in charge, we're all doomed," it's definitely a call to action.

Pretty sure I was asked to meet someone explicitly because my negative reaction would put a fire under my ass. ...she wasn't wrong. When you find yourself thinking, "If this asshole stays in charge, we're all doomed," it's definitely a call to action.___

2014-10-23 20:41:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Since when does repairing a garbage disposal take 4.5 hours and a consult from the repairman's wife AND a plumber? 

Since when does repairing a garbage disposal take 4.5 hours and a consult from the repairman's wife AND a plumber? ___

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2014-10-23 17:22:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"Similarly, no variety of English is a distortion of another; there are some that are appropriate—or even required by convention—for certain situations, and some that are found in certain places and not in others, or associated with certain ethic groups or social classes. But just as we wouldn’t say that biscuits, baguette, pita, or challah are illogical or stupid, or distortions from “proper bread,” similarly we shouldn’t think that African-American English or Appalachian English or the English of Boston’s North End are illogical or stupid, or distortions from “proper English.” The recipes are simply different, and we should consider ourselves fortunate and appreciate the varieties that they yield. No one wants to live in a homogeneous white bread world."

I know several people that fight this entire concept tooth and nail. Of course it's a social class thing.Ultimately being ... more »

"Similarly, no variety of English is a distortion of another; there are some that are appropriate—or even required by convention—for certain situations, and some that are found in certain places and not in others, or associated with certain ethic groups or social classes. But just as we wouldn’t say that biscuits, baguette, pita, or challah are illogical or stupid, or distortions from “proper bread,” similarly we shouldn’t think that African-American English or Appalachian English or the English of Boston’s North End are illogical or stupid, or distortions from “proper English.” The recipes are simply different, and we should consider ourselves fortunate and appreciate the varieties that they yield. No one wants to live in a homogeneous white bread world."

I know several people that fight this entire concept tooth and nail. Of course it's a social class thing. Ultimately being gracious about socioeconomic differences is, to their minds, "losing." It actually reflects rather poorly on their character, not that they'll hear it over the noise of their own language.___

2014-10-22 20:52:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Sometimes when someone approaches me at an art gallery it leads to a wonderful connection. Today was not one of those days. Today was one of those moments where the only polite response was to nope out as fast as humanly possible, because explaining why "I feel sorry for those Indians" is a condescending and shitty statement is pretty much an attempt to fix stupid, especially in context of said exhibit. It's taken me years, but I am at last relenting. Maybe stupid can be fixed, but it's not my job to do it.

Sometimes when someone approaches me at an art gallery it leads to a wonderful connection. Today was not one of those days. Today was one of those moments where the only polite response was to nope out as fast as humanly possible, because explaining why "I feel sorry for those Indians" is a condescending and shitty statement is pretty much an attempt to fix stupid, especially in context of said exhibit. It's taken me years, but I am at last relenting. Maybe stupid can be fixed, but it's not my job to do it.___

2014-10-22 16:54:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

While getting to the medical care is an enormous amount of hassle, the quality of care I'm receiving in San Francisco is vastly superior to the prejudicial, sometimes hateful, treatment I generally received in Minnesota. My GP even agrees with me we need to see my bloodwork BEFORE we discuss my weight, if at all.

While getting to the medical care is an enormous amount of hassle, the quality of care I'm receiving in San Francisco is vastly superior to the prejudicial, sometimes hateful, treatment I generally received in Minnesota. My GP even agrees with me we need to see my bloodwork BEFORE we discuss my weight, if at all.___

2014-10-21 20:19:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

It amazes me how much classical music puts me back on a good working track.

It amazes me how much classical music puts me back on a good working track.___

2014-10-20 22:35:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I've learned to make Mondays a catch-up day, rather than a day to attempt progress. It's a day to clean off my desk, to send that email I've been meaning to, to do that blog post I promised. Sometimes things still slide - but it seriously reduces the frustration typically associated with the first day of the week.

I've learned to make Mondays a catch-up day, rather than a day to attempt progress. It's a day to clean off my desk, to send that email I've been meaning to, to do that blog post I promised. Sometimes things still slide - but it seriously reduces the frustration typically associated with the first day of the week.___

2014-10-17 14:00:07 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Hi all -  I am new to this particular community, though not to practicing witchcraft, "practice" being my operative word.  At the moment I am reading Draja Mickaharic's book Magic Simplified, which covers what he considers the most important skills of any magic worker. He considers astral projection an important, even primary skill. I am curious as to whether others agree that astral projection is necessary for effective practice?

Hi all -  I am new to this particular community, though not to practicing witchcraft, "practice" being my operative word.  At the moment I am reading Draja Mickaharic's book Magic Simplified, which covers what he considers the most important skills of any magic worker. He considers astral projection an important, even primary skill. I am curious as to whether others agree that astral projection is necessary for effective practice?___

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2014-10-17 13:47:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

A book map for every state - interesting for a few reasons.

A book map for every state - interesting for a few reasons.___

2014-10-15 05:28:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

When my neighbors look around my apartment and say, "Are you a witch?" it's a fair question. When some creeper messages me on Facebook and asks, "Are you a witch?" "WTF boundary issues dude, this ain't Myspace!" (or Tinder, or whatever kids use these days) is a fair response. Besides, it's on my public profiles and pretty much pops up first shot on Google. This means there's a very good chance that this attempt at conversation was started with malice aforethought.

When my neighbors look around my apartment and say, "Are you a witch?" it's a fair question. When some creeper messages me on Facebook and asks, "Are you a witch?" "WTF boundary issues dude, this ain't Myspace!" (or Tinder, or whatever kids use these days) is a fair response. Besides, it's on my public profiles and pretty much pops up first shot on Google. This means there's a very good chance that this attempt at conversation was started with malice aforethought.___

2014-10-14 18:02:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Anybody else have an influx of spam accounts using US military profile pics? I'm not fooled. Ugh. I remember when Twitter was this bad with the fake accounts...

Anybody else have an influx of spam accounts using US military profile pics? I'm not fooled. Ugh. I remember when Twitter was this bad with the fake accounts...___

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2014-10-14 09:26:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Do you like any of these suggested punctuation marks? >> http://bit.ly/1xzFyFH.

Do you like any of these suggested punctuation marks? >> http://bit.ly/1xzFyFH.___

2014-10-13 19:56:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I have this strange game going on with my downstairs neighbor. Every day I play a song, and then he in turn plays a response. Friday resulted in the Pulp Fiction sound track. Today he's now using his guitar to riff on 88 Lines about 44 Women.

I have this strange game going on with my downstairs neighbor. Every day I play a song, and then he in turn plays a response. Friday resulted in the Pulp Fiction sound track. Today he's now using his guitar to riff on 88 Lines about 44 Women.___

2014-10-12 22:21:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

It seems to logically follow that sometimes - not always, but sometimes - disruptive technology will disrupt something better left alone. 

It seems to logically follow that sometimes - not always, but sometimes - disruptive technology will disrupt something better left alone. ___

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2014-10-12 00:44:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Disclaimer: not really a gamer. Just a woman who has been threatened and had violence enacted upon me throughout my life because people sometimes, for whatever reason, listen to what I have to say, while others - usually men, sometimes women, find that reality unacceptable. That established, this quote really jumped out at me:
"A male friend of mine that develops AAA games told me, "When a woman criticizes me, it goes to a different part of my brain than when a man on my team does. I get defensive really quickly. I’m trying to get better about it." I don’t think his is a unique experience.

We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out."

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Disclaimer: not really a gamer. Just a woman who has been threatened and had violence enacted upon me throughout my life because people sometimes, for whatever reason, listen to what I have to say, while others - usually men, sometimes women, find that reality unacceptable. That established, this quote really jumped out at me:
"A male friend of mine that develops AAA games told me, "When a woman criticizes me, it goes to a different part of my brain than when a man on my team does. I get defensive really quickly. I’m trying to get better about it." I don’t think his is a unique experience.

We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out."

1)that a woman's critical comment goes to a different part of the brain SHOULD NOT BE HAPPENING. That's... well, it's insane. So we are socializing insanity as we raise boys, apparently.
2)the lashing out is way too common, and way too encouraged and supported. It is also done, most of the time, with no self-awareness whatsoever on the part of those that do it. That's how the "privilege" in "male privilege" (or "white privilege" or "cis privilege" [still a conscientious objector to "cis" for the same reasons I object to using words like "cowan" and "muggle"] works. No one expects themselves to think about what they're doing, or what who they're doing it to is experiencing as a direct result.

Now, in recent years I've enjoyed the privilege of working with a group of men that understood treating me like a person first and foremost. My experience with entirely too many men that have some kind of lizard-brain response to female competence prior to meeting those gentlemen made me really, really appreciate them.___

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2014-10-11 21:49:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I concur that Manhattan Love Story is ... ugh. Selfie, on the other hand...the writer is ignoring that there are other women represented in this show, and while upheld as comic foils to the lead's self-absorption, they are also represented as a sort of higher-competence counterpoint. Any comments about their sexuality/availability is only voiced through the assumptions of the lead, who is well-established as an unreliable narrator.

I concur that Manhattan Love Story is ... ugh. Selfie, on the other hand...the writer is ignoring that there are other women represented in this show, and while upheld as comic foils to the lead's self-absorption, they are also represented as a sort of higher-competence counterpoint. Any comments about their sexuality/availability is only voiced through the assumptions of the lead, who is well-established as an unreliable narrator.___

2014-10-11 21:36:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I find myself with five pounds of dried lemongrass. After making smudge spray and a hair tonic, I'm thinking... lemongrass infused maple candies.

I find myself with five pounds of dried lemongrass. After making smudge spray and a hair tonic, I'm thinking... lemongrass infused maple candies.___

2014-10-11 04:10:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Having one of those days where being a writer is ruining being a reader. I am looking at the works of authors I admire and thinking "How do they create that world? How do they construct that language? I could never do that." But of course I can - it's just writing and writing and editing and writing until I get there.

Having one of those days where being a writer is ruining being a reader. I am looking at the works of authors I admire and thinking "How do they create that world? How do they construct that language? I could never do that." But of course I can - it's just writing and writing and editing and writing until I get there.___

2014-10-10 23:37:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Today: solved a metaphysic puzzle. Only took me ten months. Achievement unlocked! 

Today: solved a metaphysic puzzle. Only took me ten months. Achievement unlocked! ___

2014-10-10 01:51:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Yes. I am in love with this.

Yes. I am in love with this.___

2014-10-09 18:05:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Choice: know who's who in whatever the latest (or historic) #pagan    kerfluffle or catch up on reading. Reading wins, every time.

Choice: know who's who in whatever the latest (or historic) #pagan    kerfluffle or catch up on reading. Reading wins, every time.___

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