/ memorials for 4 October. ("GNU" is a term from a novel meaning, in this context, approximately, "may this name never perish," for reasons too complicated to go into here, and besides, Sir Terry tells it better than I ever could.)

GNU Francesco Bernardone.
GNU Gordon Cooper.

And always:
GNU Elizabeth Whitfield.
GNU Natalie Nguyen.

UK pol (funny) (no spiders) 

#GNU / #Jahrzeit memorials for 20 September 

#Brexit (funny, or at least curious) 

#GNU / #Jahrzeit memorials 

/ memorials for 17 September:

GNU St. Hildegard of Bingen, scholar, composer, mystic, creator.
GNU Dred Scott, abolitionist.
GNU Folke Bernadotte, diplomat, humanitarian.
GNU Red Skelton, actor.

And always:
GNU Natalie Nguyen.
GNU Elizabeth Whitfield.

I want to start a habitual practice, but I'm having a big problem that I wonder if anyone could help me with.

Yes, I am genuinely grateful that I have access to health care, a home, a loving family, and so many other people, things, and situations.

But as soon as I think of one of these, I remember there are people, even in my own neighborhood, who don't have these things. So am I being grateful, or just first-world smug ("I'm all right, Jack")? What's your experience with this?

/ memorials for 16 September:

GNU Anne Bradstreet, poet.
GNU Millicent Fenwick, U.S. stateswoman.
GNU Mary Travers, musician.

And always:
GNU Natalie Nguyen.
GNY Elizabeth Whitfield.

US politics (North Carolina) 

'K I've started reading Hart's "That All Shall Be Saved" and based on the first one-third or so of the book, I can h(e)art-ily (lol) recommend it. Especially because of his I-don't-care snarky writing style. Not what you usually expect from a "theologian"!

/ memorials for 14th September:

GNU Tomáš Masaryk, scholar and first Czechoslovak president.

And always:
GNU Natalie Nguyen.
GNU Elizabeth Whitfield.

US politics (North Carolina) 

/ memorials for 13th September:

GNU Ann Richards, political leader.

And always:
GNU Natalie Nguyen.
GNU Elizabeth Whitfield.

/ memorials for the 12th of September:

GNU Robert Lowell, poet.

And always:
GNU Natalie Nguyen.
GNU Elizabeth Whitfield.

That's / . Apparently hashtags aren't recognized if preceded immediately by a "/" character.

The state of testing today! Get off my lawn! <smh>

/#GNU memorials for 11th September:

GNU Salvador Allende, president, liberator, and martyr.
GNU Chao Kwan Lam, immigrant, teacher, and auditor, WTC.
GNU Mychal Judge, firefighter and chaplain, WTC.

And always
GNU Natalie Nguyen.
GNU Elizabeth Whitfield.

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when i see "body shop", i think of something way different

i wish i could just leave my body at the shop to be worked on while my brain connects to the internet and goes and does other things while that happens

Nonnatus boosted

As someone who occasionally writes code, this is hilarious. Credit to XKCD.

memorials for 10th September:

GNU Mary Wollstonecraft
GNU Dalton Trumbo

As always,
GNU Natalie Nguyen

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