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One Does Not Simply Move Into Canada, I shouldn't have to tell people this 

@Aradia Just an addendum for any US citizens/residents considering the same thing but for Canada, because I know of multiple cases of this happening:

One does not simply move into Canada. You cannot just crash with people in Canada and figure it out as you go along. This will not work. You need, like, a job lined up, or sponsorship, or whatever. Even if you are a refugee in a life-or-death situation and the US is too dangerous for you, Canada will still send you back. Here is some introductory reading.

Canada has right-wing extremists too. Many parts of Canada are extremely conservative and xenophobic. We are the country most similar to the US in the entire world and you cannot outrun deep-rooted systemic problems by moving here.

See also:


The after-math session actually went really well. My partner, Jinya, pointed out that our son might be perfectly fine with more hands-off methods, so long as I was there to assist.

She was right. A lot of what he needs is for me to read longer passages, give them pauses and inflection, so his brain isn't trying to handle both symbol processing and language processing.

I can do that. He can likely get that for the actual test, too.

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We got through a segment. We did the practice questions & discussed the answers. We had a break. We did a quick question/exercise that I wrote on the fly.

And now we're gonna take a longer break so he can nap. We'll resume after math class. I have my concerns about trying to work after math; it's early days, so we'll give it a shot.

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This is the first day my (soon to be 18) son and I are working together in his GED prep book.

There's no rhythm yet, no best practices, but he knows what DIDN'T work in prior classes. We're kinda starting there: trying to avoid those things, maybe skew to their opposites.

I do hope we find habits, methods, and practices that work for both of us. 🤞

of the dozens of people who have been arrested recently, only a few out-of-state 20-somethings have been leaked by the police media apparatus so far. they're trying to construct an "outside agitators" narrative, as usual. but the fight to defend the only truly forested city in the country from deforestation, and prevent the construction of the largest cop training facility in the country, is one everyone has a vested interest in.

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anyways. stop cop city, defend the atlanta forest, fuck the police and all those who believe their lies

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Went to karaoke last night. It was at a place I used to frequent, which was kinda nice.

I was with a group of folks. I knew two of them. Everyone else either went to school or worked together for several years.

It seemed I was on top of my game? I was able to participate in conversations; I joked; the one song I sang went pretty well. I didn't dominate conversations; I complimented people.

I don't think I've felt as socially capable in some time.

(your secret skin will smell of me.
your secret skin can't hide your name.)

That is a legit quote from SOME interview or recording. He says it, uninterrupted, in an audio clip featured in "The Last Five Years".

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"I mean, what a disappointing 21st century this has been so far, you know?"

- David Bowie

Is Gail Ann Dorsey on the Fediverse? I wish to heap praise upon her if she is. That woman is a sterling musician, and deserves every flower she might want.

Our house of neurodivergent people has found a thing useful: when approaching someone and not sure if they are in a conversational headspace, just say “engage?” as in is it ok to engage with you now, no problem either way just nod or shake head or say no. It’s minimal interruption and there’s no judgement either way.

what are some of your favorite "self care" things

I played a bunch of this afternoon, and really enjoyed it.

Maybe I'll be able to get back to next month.

I would like to (dis)prove something my transphobic father said.
#transgender people, did you choose a name that’s a diminutive of or sounds like your deadname?
Preferably boost for a larger sample size.

today's outing (food mention) 

THE PLAN: Hit a store, buy a toilet fill valve, hit a fast food place, get a taco

THE REALITY: When I was almost to the correct aisle for my item, an employee informed everyone (via loudspeaker) that they were only accepting cash or the store's credit card.

I had neither, so I went and got TWO tacos.

Another quick question for people who speak and write in languages other than English: Do you get upset when people use translation software to reply to your posts if they are not native speakers/writers? Why or why not?

If y'all could boost this post so that I can get more responses from people who speak/write English and at least one other language, that would be great! #CommunityDevelopment

food prep 

I saw someone fine-dice an onion today in a video, using this method (though not incredibly well):

Like, in the video, Chef White turns an onion into granules. I just diced smaller than I've done before.

There's such an immediate difference in the fragrance. The smaller the dice, the greater the chance for the onion to release all those pleasant smells; you can practically taste it in the air.

If I wanted my bits as tiny as Chef White's, I'd just blend it 😅


It's fine. It's junk sci-fi action. Things that seem like plot points get dropped. The rules aren't consistent, with only the barest of implied explanations.

I didn't go in expecting "Death on the Nile" or anything. I got about what I expected to get, and nothing made me so angry I had to stop watching.

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