Finding My Place(s) in the World

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Darkhid Valley in Mongolia, where the author stayed with a nomad family

Darkhid Valley in Mongolia, where the author stayed with a nomad family

Travel and experiencing the world is a priority for some people—would you say you’re one of those people?
Definitely I am one of those people. I have tried to settle down and found it impossible. The longest I’ve ever lived anywhere was seven years (in Japan) but at one point in my life I was moving every year or so. I’ve traveled pretty extensively within the US and now a fair amount outside it, and I’m always ready for more. Read full post

Tuesday Tumblr Collection

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Today’s collection is Tuesday, November 22: Daveed Diggs. Read full post

This Week in Feminist History

Clever Manka, · Categories: Feminist History

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On November 21st in 1907… Read full post

Friday Open Thread

Clever Manka, · Categories: Open Thread

Posting early this week because I have a 10:00 meeting (might last an hour, might last until noon, not sure) and then I’m in a campus Safe Zone training program from 1:00 to 4:00. So I won’t be around much today, unfortunately. I will check for comments that need approval during breaks (I’ll have my phone, at least), but I doubt I’ll have time to comment after I leave for my first meeting.

Thursday Link Dump

Clever Manka, · Categories: Thursday Link Dump

Anonymous, Marcia Painting Self-Portrait Using Mirror (detail), in Giovanni Boccaccio’s De Mulieribus Claris, c. 1403. Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

First, something that isn’t intentionally related to politics, but could certainly be applied. A couple articles about The Self talk about how we might have found the location of our individual awareness, and how mirrors helped develop our sense of individuality beyond that of belonging to a group. Read full post

Mid-week check-in

Clever Manka, · Categories: Check-In
This is the first thing I laughed at, some time on Thursday, when I was finally able to do more than just weakly smile.

This is the first thing I laughed at, some time on Thursday, when I was finally able to do more than just weakly smile.

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.

Slow, if not steady

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I wrote this and chose the gif before the U.S. elections. When I have the energy and ability, I’ll write the more metaphysical followup that must necessarily follow.

I’m not what anyone would call quick to action in general, but once I make up my mind to do something, I like to get a move on. I knew changing my life would be scary, difficult, and stressful. I didn’t realize it would take so long. Read full post