Mid-week check-in

Clever Manka, · Categories: Check-In

Found here on Tumblr

This is the weekly post for those of us who are traversing together this hellscape called Personal Growth. Brag about this week’s accomplishments, ask for support, talk about what worked, what didn’t. Tell us how things are going for you.

Tuesday Tumblr Collection

Clever Manka, · Categories: Tuesday Tumblr

Do you know which is which? Thanks to Mother Nature Network for also having the only photo I could find with both of them in the picture.

This week’s Tumblr collection is Tuesday, February 20: Lilies & Lotuses.


clevermankaI’ve posted a weekly themed collection on my Tumblr nearly every week since October, 2011. Someday I’ll compile a list of them, with links to the dates. That day is not today.

A Feline Fable

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My neighbor has a female cat named Bruce. She’s about nine years old, black and white, and roams the block, keeping us all in line. Sometimes she’ll cross the street and strike a roadkill pose in the public parking lot in the next block. She’s a fixture here, and much beloved, but she doesn’t like being touched or approached. Fair enough. Read full post

Friday Open Thread

Clever Manka, · Categories: Open Thread

So who else already has their tickets for this weekend?

It has been A(nother) Week. My energy and sleep are better (bye again, onions) but certain work issues continue to be Aggravating as Fuck, my university had an anonymous threat called in the day of the Florida shooting, and we had a Literal (four alarm!) Dumpster Fire up the street from us on Wednesday night so our already annoying (racist, horrible, worst sort of white liberal) neighborhood association is being even More So. But! Black Panther on Saturday!

What seemingly-small things are keeping you from starting your own dumpster fire?

Thursday Link Dump

Clever Manka, · Categories: Thursday Link Dump

Photo by Yevgeniy Kotenko

Ukrainian photographer Yevgeniy Kotenko documents a decade in the life of a park bench. Read full post

Mid-week check-in

Clever Manka, · Categories: Check-In

Happy Valentine’s Day from me and Kesha

This is the weekly post for those of us who are traversing together this hellscape called Personal Growth. Brag about this week’s accomplishments, ask for support, talk about what worked, what didn’t. Tell us how things are going for you.

Tuesday Tumblr Collection

Clever Manka, · Categories: Tuesday Tumblr

This week’s Tumblr collection is Tuesday, February 13: Tea.


clevermankaI’ve posted a weekly themed collection on my Tumblr nearly every week since October, 2011. Someday I’ll compile a list of them, with links to the dates. That day is not today.