Tuesday Tumblr Collection

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This week’s Tumblr collection is Tuesday, January 16: Taika Waititi.


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.

Turkey-logue

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Once upon a time, I made a friend. Read full post

Friday Open Thread

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I hope everyone affected by the polar vortex hitting North America is staying warm and safe. What are your fave methods (practical or not) of dealing with dangerously cold weather?

Thursday Link Dump

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Native American and current Democratic member of Idaho’s legislature Paulette Jordan is running for governor of Idaho this year. Read full post

Mid-week check-in

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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

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The Sistine Chapel ceiling

This week’s Tumblr collection is Tuesday, January 9: Ceilings.


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.

What’s New?

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Toxic Masculinity Mushroom

In a year where so much has burned to cinders it’s strange to even say “the grass is always greener,” but that tendency to look for the newly green has been on my mind of late. A few situations stacked up on one another and pointed out a pattern in my thinking that feels like something one would outgrow in adolescence. I’m prone to get really hung up on whatever is new to me and think it’s somehow going to be the solution to a vast range of problems, and then end up disappointed and sad. It shouldn’t be surprising, because when has such a thing ever happened? (Maybe if I fell in love with penicillin when it was new, but not so much with people, jobs, diets, or religions.) Yet here I am again, reveling in the dirt over the septic tank. Read full post