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Every garden should have a log or two, it says. And landscape fabric is, to paraphrase liberally, the ecological spawn of the Devil.

โ€œYouโ€™re Garden Still Works in the Winterโ€

Gratitude lists not working for you? You're not the problem.

This essay said some things I needed to hear at a time when I really needed to hear them. I'm putting this out there in case someone else needs to hear them, too.

Whoa. ๐Ÿคฉ

Interactive key for common macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest:

(Yes I know it's not botany, but)

โ€œMy impeachment had the highest ratings of any impeachment in history! The ratings were through the roof!โ€

winter solitude
out of the water
about the moon


Happy 80th birthday to Wendy Carlos, an electronic music pioneer whose early albums and film scores (A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and TRON) put synthesizers on the map.


โ€ชWhen someone asks if you know about โ€”insert person or topicโ€” and you answer, โ€œI donโ€™t think so.โ€ But then they tell you and you do know but now youโ€™re convinced they think youโ€™re lying so you set out to show you knew and how well you knew it when probably they didnโ€™t think anything of the sort but here you are 10,000 words later

And the winner of the Jury Selection Most Cringeworthy Statement award, the "That Didn't Come Out Right" award, and the "Let Me Start Over" award goes to this guy: "I'm not a big fan of child molestation or rape, but..."

If your avi isn't your face you have to never ever change Avis sorry that's the rules

โ€˜โ€™But if the trance theory is true, it shows that the evolutionary tendency to be tribal rests on an evolutionary taste for that which surpasses tribal experience โ€“ the transcendence that humans glimpsed in altered states of mind that enabled them to form tribes to start with.โ€

How Trance States Forged Human Society Through Transcendenceโ€” Mark Vernon, via

The biology exam that snuck up on me and I didnโ€™t really study for went mm, okay, but I got the process of fermentation exactly backwards on my essay question. Ack! Five questions I might as well have answered blindfolded and probably a few more that seemed logical but *oops* not really! I might be able to pull off a โ€œBโ€. Worst case scenario, โ€œCโ€, and thatโ€™s not... wait, who am I kidding? ๐Ÿ˜ญ

But I had a super relaxing and wonderful weekend up to, oh, about 22:00 Monday, night before the exam.

Anyone in the Seattle area? Iโ€™ll be at Elliot bay book store tonight 12 Nov at 7 pm talking about my book!

Stuff from my pockets after yesterdayโ€™s short walk:

Lichen, from a twig fallen onto the road.

Douglas-fir tip, with needle damage. Will investigate.

Rusty-colored mushroom, from a large patch alongside the road.

Large mushroom being parasitized by another fungus. Some moss was pulled up along with the mushroom.

Oh, do I have a biology exam tomorrow? Yes? Ummmmm.... fuck?

A ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ is really many fruits all joined together to create one giant meta-fruit. ๐Ÿ˜

when adhd and hypomania team up 

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