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I'm probably talking shit, getting up in my feelings, reading, writing, looking at trees, drinking whiskey, dancing, taking long walks, or doing obsessive research.
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@odd @z428 @tracydurnell It was good on Day 2 also :)

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@gregorlove.com okay new favorite version

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@anniegreens same, same

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@ner3y ahahah all of them?

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@iChris hah, well it is, kinda. That's my Willie Nelson chia pet, currently without chia.

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eye of the tiger catto

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easy lunch: couple of cans of chickpeas + diced celery, cucumber, pepper + feta cheese + marinated artichoke hearts. Tossed in the oil from the artichokes + lemon juice. A little jalapeño bagel seasoning on top. So good.

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@numericcitizen @amerpie I have something like a /nope page from my freelancing years. Some of it's still relevant but it definitely needs an update

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@cygnoir lol yep! still on it.

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@tracydurnell i'm not sure if it's an evolution or a digression 🤷

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@pratik haha, yes, that's definitely a phrase you speak to yourself, in reference to yourself, only

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@stupendousman it's pretty good for many situations

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Books I read through the divorce process. The progression is 🤣

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@restlesslens yooooooooooo. Yes

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@Miraz i enjoyed that so much, thank you for sharing

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@mbkriegh same, he's a favorite

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@UndamnedOne haha, that's where I heard about it too. One of my absolute favorites.

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@mbkriegh great look! the headband, the glasses -- love it.

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@UndamnedOne The people behind him nodding during that word spew...

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How small that is, with which we wrestle,
what wrestles with us, how immense;
were we to let ourselves, the way things do,
be conquered thus by the great storm,—
we would become far-reaching and nameless.

What we triumph over is the Small,
and the success itself makes us petty.
The Eternal and Unexampled
will not be bent by us.

…growth is: to be the deeply defeated
by ever greater things.











Rilke, The Man Watching

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Finished reading: A Life of Meaning by James Hollis, Ph.D. 📚

We swim in the mystery, and we have to track the movement of Divinity through the tangible world, to try to track the role of the unconscious powers—which by definition is something we don’t know—to see them as they manifest in our dreams, our bodies, our patterns; and to realize we are carriers, humble carriers of the life force that has little interest in our comfort or certainties.

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@hollyhoneychurch Oh it looks delightful!

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@anniegreens It's good isn't it? h/t to @tracydurnell for introducing me to Mandy Brown's writing through her blogroll

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Mandy Brown, Gather your gossips: "Capitalism needed to disparage women’s talk in order to bring itself about because women’s talk—that is, talk that is liberatory, reciprocal, and mutual—is a powerful antidote to the violence, oppression, and theft that capitalism ushered in. That same disparaging force is at work today, in the forces toiling feverishly to restrict reproductive rights and to reinforce the gender binary—because the gender binary is a load-bearing pillar of capitalism. But as the edict to prohibit “babble” attests, only by isolating women, by preventing them from talking, from sharin... annie.micro.blog
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@ddanielson @amerpie 😅 I'm just glad we all survived.

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@amerpie No military experience here, but I too can nap on demand (and often wake up within a target timeframe, e.g. 20 minutes). Developed the skill during a sleep-deprived decade when I had 4 babies within 5 years....

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Observed while driving L to school: A young woman walking her dog. She keeps glancing at her dog with this sweet, satisfied half-smile like she's just so pleased and happy to have this particular little dog. School crossing guard dancing a little jig while waiting for more students who need to cross. B... annie.micro.blog
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@adamprocter oh that sounds so jarring and would have made me feel so frightened. I’m glad you’te both okay

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@Gabz please o please

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@joelhamill big money laundering

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Finished reading: Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson 📚 "I hated waiting. If I had one particular complaint, it was that my life seemed composed entirely of expectation. I expected–an arrival, an explanation, an apology. There had never been one, a fact I could have accepted, were it not true that, just when I had got used to the limits and dimensions of one moment, I was expelled into the next and made to wonder again if any shapes hid in its shadows. That most moments were substantially the same did not detract at all from the possibility that the next moment might be utterly different. And so the ... annie.micro.blog
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Knowing is a great strength and also a form of pleasure.

Currently reading: Getting Lost by Annie Ernaux 📚

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Finished reading: As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto 📚

This one will stay with me. True story. Heartbreaking. An infant boy’s botched circumcision leads to him being raised as a girl, alongside his twin brother. The medical gaslighting is infuriating. Turns out forcing a gender on someone is bad.

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@jeannie Right there with you. This is really difficult for me too, even though I know that pushing myself results in feeling even worse and hitting a burnout point.

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@annahavron Ohh fascinating. Reminds me of a novel I read a few years ago, a rewritten folktale about women turning into seals. Amazing how the years have passed but the undercurrents remain.

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So proud of her. Outstanding senior, academic honors, scholarship recipient, motivated and hardworking, grounded and kind, confident, hilarious, considerate, and takes no shit. Congratulations to my baby girl.

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From flexibility to structure annie.micro.blog
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From yesterday’s hiking church. I could listen to this for hours.

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Death is in the room annie.micro.blog
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Retrospective 1 annie.micro.blog
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Hiking church annie.micro.blog
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The reality that my child is graduating high school in a week and moving out in a few months is hitting hard this morning. Cannot stop crying. I’m so proud of her. How do I rewind the years.

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Read this quote in James Clear’s latest newsletter:

“Selfish people should listen to advice to be more selfless, selfless people should listen to advice to be more selfish. This applies to many things. Whenever you receive advice, consider its opposite as well. You might be filtering out the advice you need most.”
Source: Conor Barnes in 100 Tips for a Better Life

Made me think of something that keeps coming to mind: Men, in general, need to get the hell away from stoicism as a philosophy/approach to life. And women need to get closer to it.

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Finished reading: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin 📚

After reading Tomorrow x3, I wanted to read more by Zevin. This one was recommended by @pratik. I loved this poignant, sweet, book-filled story.

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2024: Emilie and the Hollow World by Martha Wells 📚 A fun, quick, intelligent YA read. Victorianesque adventuring + hidden worlds + merpeople + clever banter, science-y magic, and interesting characters. I liked Emilie. Would love to read more of her adventures. Some over-explaining (e.g. “They turned a c... annie.micro.blog
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I was a little bummed all the kids would be seeing the eclipse at school (and not at home with me). Then 2 of mine came down with the flu this weekend, so they are here with me… 🤒😎

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How to be the most powerful person in the room anniemueller.com
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Finished reading: The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher 📚


“…but it is somehow easier to face things when one is not alone. Courage still does most of the heavy lifting, but Pride gets it shoulder in there, too, just to keep you from embarrassing yourself in front of the other person…”

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I love the gorgeous colors of these tulips. The foliage is nice too 😁 #mbapr

Colorful tulips -- peachy orange, deep pink, and violet -- growing in a clump.