First we have a couple of things that should have been added to an updated post last week, but I was kind of out of it:
Ian Perez wrote:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Nice Guy
, where I use the new cartoon as a springboard to express my thoughts on Nice Guy-ism (Content Note: Nice-guyism, Consent, Sexual Assault, Rape, Stalking)
Everything else actually belongs in this weekend post (sort of).
These are from last week, but I didn’t submit them then and I haven’t written any this week. Halloween has Come and Gone
, leaving me to muse about changes I’ve seen over the years. The company that touts its Logistics
failed to deliver me a package when their truck was right in front of my door, leaving me once again to think that government should not be run like a business. My family members were hit by Sandy, and I know how they feel because I’ve Been There
. Yes, they are all right, but the details are in the post.
I’ve been lurking for ages, enjoying the articles and commentary but rarely saying much, due to time differences and general diffidence. Also, I basically blog food and music, so I’m not sure if I belong in the blogaround or not! Just in case I do, here are my contributions for the past week…On my music blog, I found a surprisingly vicious rendition of Could I Leave you by Julie Andrews
, I celebrated the Melbourne Cup with church music featuring Warrior Horses
and celebrated spring with Purcell and turtles
Storiteller had lots of celebrations this week.
With Tuesday’s election results, she was very pleased to keep her current boss for four more years and looks forward to the U.S.’s future. She was also excited to watch the League of American Bicyclists award her city a Bicycle Friendly Community award, as she describes in Going for the Bicycle Friendly Bronze
. While her city is preparing for more people bicycling in the future, she started getting her garden ready for next year. Doing most of her garden prep in the winter leads to great soil, as she describes in Prepping for the Winter with Lasagna Gardening
chris the cynic wrote:
” I noted that a lot of my problems seem like they could be solved with the one thing I never have: time.
Given politics of my country being sort of concentrated around this time I had a few things to say, in “We won, for the most part
” I talked about the results. In “And a child shall lead them (if Kids ran Congress)
” I expanded on an idea put forward by Lonespark that children could do a better job than our current crop of congresscritters. And finally I commented on a genre of political commentary
in the US defined by false claims that one will move out, and move to a place that they know so little about that their reason for moving doesn’t apply.
In case you missed this
As was this: Rolling Jubilee
. This is an initiative, started by people involved with Occupy Wall Street, that buys “distressed loans” (loans that the people who took them out can’t pay back) and forgives them. [N.B. I seriously have no idea how to check out the legitimacy of this, it may come down to trust.]
–Co-authored by the Slacktiverse Community