Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Calling it quits.

This blog has run its course and it's time to move on. I'm toying with the idea of starting a new blog that fits who I am now. Stay tuned for the next more. More to come soon. Thanks to all who have read my blog and participated. It's time for me to make a new start. 

Friday, December 25, 2015

December 26

On December 26, 1862 38 Dakota Indians were hanged in Mankato, the largest mass execution in U.S. History. In 2012 a memorial was dedicated in Mankato, Minnesota’s Reconciliation Park near a white limestone buffalo that marks the spot where 38 Dakota men were hanged the day after Christmas 153 years ago. We must not forget what happened. http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/12/26/minnesota-works-forgiving-not-forgetting-its-native-history-146502

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This drawing is a depiction of the execution of the 38 Native Americans who were hung in a mass hanging in 1862 in Mankato, Minn. (Drawing by W.H. Childs from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper 1863)

Post holiday hangover

Who has a post-holiday hangover? Raise your hands. Did you have too much rich food, sweets, alcohol? Feeling a bit hungover? Share your hangover cures and your handover music too. 

La buveuse ("The Drinker"), a portrait ofSuzanne Valadon by Toulouse-Lautrec.

"12 Hangover Cures From Famous Heavy Drinkers"

"Three Hemingway hangover cures have made the rounds, two of which involve … more liquor! The Sun Also Rises novelist is saidto have relied on the stomach-turning combination of tomato juice and beer. We’re more apt to believe the other recipes since one involves a big weakness of the author’s — absinthe — and the manly libation, gin." 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tucker is back, let’s party!

Tis the season to party with good friends and enjoy good music. Post your musical favorites and drinks are on me. 

Photo from https://www.pexels.com/search/music/

Monday, December 21, 2015

Happy Winter Solstice!

Happy Winter Solstice and happy Yule! We made it to the shortest day of the year and the longest night of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere we celebrate the return of the sun, heat, and light. For Wiccans this is the first sabbat (holiday) of the year. Winter solstice is a time of reflection and thinking about the year ahead. 

A Nordic Yule blessing

Beneath the tree of light and life,

a blessing at this season of Jul!
To all that sit at my hearth,
today we are brothers, we are family,
and I drink to your health!

Today we do not fight,

We bear no one ill will.
Today is a day to offer hospitality
to all that cross my threshold
in the name of the season.

House of the Winter Solstice

"Tomte's Cottage" or troll cottage, Swedish Institute

Trolls play an important part in Swedish and Norwegian folklore. Read more at http://www.ingebretsens.com/culture/traditions/legend-of-nisse-and-tomte

Friday, December 18, 2015

Temporary home for the Plum Street Irregulars

While Plum is recuperating the “I fight bullies blog” is hosting Plum’s never ending music thread. Mucho love to Plum! 

Post your favorite music, hang out with old friends, new friends, have fun!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Banned from RoK or pislamonauseacentral?

To all my fellow commenters out there who've posted at Return of Kings or pislamonauseacentra or if you've been banned, please share your experience. 

P.s. I designed a motief for toilet paper to wipe your shit on misogyny.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

What's your experience posting on disqus?

Many of us post on disqus channels or sites that use disqus enabled comments. Have you been banned? Is this experience different for commenters and mods? Do commenters and mods see disqusland differently? If yes, how so?

Friday, November 13, 2015

Away from normal thinking by Vinay

My friend Vinay posted this thread on the disqus channel "Awe." Disqus closes threads after seven days. Vinay and Dug Floor wanted to continue the conversation. 

"Let us come in here and discuss the unknown, the unseen, the unheard. We know about the natural phenomenons but are in the dark about other aspects. The unnatural brings in fear, pain and uncertainty. We then go in search of solace in God, in myths, in magic. Let us sincerely keep aside what we have been taught and try to analyse ourselves. Discussions may be directed to Non-evolutionary theories, Emotional experience, Awe and atheism, Awe and religion."  - Vinay. 


Monday, October 19, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

Your opinion please

Stalking has been a hot topic on disqus. What’s your opinion? Is someone watching you or are you the watcher?

A few of us online were a bit surprised to see this thread on The Write Way, “The 'Stalker' Effect.” 

Meme from We Know Memes. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Can we continue the conversation?

The "Women Words" thread has been closed. Can we continue the conversation? I would like to expand this to your favorite quotes from women and men. What quotes inspire you? What quotes make you think? What quotes cheer you up? What quotes are on your bulletin board at work, on your computer screen? 

Some of my favorites, “If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”  Lilla Watson

“You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to 
remember that the planet is carrying you.” ― Vandana Shiva

I posted these quotes at the "Women Words" thread and I'm surprised this post was removed. If you have posts that were deleted from the same thread please post it here if you would like to share. 

Thanks Mellisa great topic and wonderful quote from Winnie Mandela. I don’t think I have enough time in the day to post all of my favorite quotes from women. Here are a few.
This is one of my very favorite quotes, “If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” - Lilla Watson,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
I’ve had this wood block print hanging up in my office for years to remind me we are all in this together.

“The liberation of the earth, the liberation of women, the liberation of all humanity is the next stop of freedom we need to work for, and it’s the next step of peace that we need to create.” ― Vandana Shiva

“You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to
remember that the planet is carrying you.” ― Vandana Shiva,http://vandanashiva.com/
“Whenever we engage in consumption or production patterns which take more than we need, we are engaging in violence.” 

― Vandana Shiva, Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace

“One of our people in the Native community said the difference between white people and Indians is that Indian people know they are oppressed but don’t feel powerless. White people don’t feel oppressed, but feel powerless. Deconstruct that disempowerment. Part of the mythology that they’ve been teaching you is that you have no power. Power is not brute force and money; power is in your spirit. Power is in your soul. It is what your ancestors, your old people gave you. Power is in the earth; it is in your relationship to the earth.” ― Winona LaDuke, http://nativeharvest.com/winon...

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Summer Solstice!

Happy Summer Solstice! Today marks the longest day of the year and the first day of summer. 

A poem to celebrate the day. 

Summer Solstice, By Stacie Cassarino

"I am visiting my life with reckless plenitude.
The air is fragrant with tiny strawberries.
Fireflies turn on their electric wills:
an effulgence. Let me come back
whole, let me remember how to touch you
before it is too late." 

Fire jumpers.

Girls jump over a fire during celebrations for Ivan Kupala, the feast of St John the Baptist, a traditional Slavic orthodox holiday celebrating the summer solstice, 270 kilometers south from Minsk in Turov early on July 7, 2010. AFP PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEV (Photo credit should read VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images) https://www.flickr.com/photos/speakingoffaith/7394177990