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Sent my mom the Six of Crows duology for her Kindle. Pretty pleased with myself. 📚

Tag yourself. I’m Arcade Fire Dad (sub in improv troupe for band).

I’m back to cross-posting from my site automatically to Twitter. Everywhere else I’m going to stick with manusl cross-posting.

The Empath’s Dilemma: You won’t cry for yourself, but you cry really hard when you start to think how scared and alone the rest of your family must feel (especially because you’re pretty sure you don’t have the capacity to hold their fear and isolation).

🔖Read What is “Dark Academia,” and why is it trending on social media in 2022?

My bedhead is feeling extra goth and channeling Tim Burton a little bit this morning.

🔖 Read Julia Cameron Says You Can Get Creative Indoors.

My mom was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia this week and started chemo yesterday. If you want details, email me and I’ll send you the link to her CaringBridge site. Please forgive me if you reply and I don’t get around to saying thank you.

🍿 Watched Encanto.


🔖 Read The Homebound Symphony by @ayjay

I’m trying to be the Homebound Symphony. Just one person sitting in my study with a computer on my lap, reading and listening and viewing, and recording and sifting and transmitting – sharing the good, the true, and the beautiful, with added commentary.

This is what I would like to do, too.

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I acknowledge that I live and work on unceded Lumbee, Skaruhreh/Tuscarora, and Shakori land. I give respect and reverence to those who came before me. I thank Holisticism for the text of this land acknowledgement.

We must acknowledge that much of what we know of this country today, including its culture, economic growth, and development throughout history and across time, has been made possible by the labor of enslaved Africans and their ascendants who suffered the horror of the transatlantic trafficking of their people, chattel slavery, and Jim Crow. We are indebted to their labor and their sacrifice, and we must acknowledge the tremors of that violence throughout the generations and the resulting impact that can still be felt and witnessed today. I thank Dr. Terah ‘TJ’ Stewart for the text of this labor acknowledgement.