Tonight I actually did see "the new moon with the old moon in her arms" and was reminded of that old Scottish shipwreck ballad, which, if written in 2021, might end like this:

Half o'er, half o'er to Lago-a-Mar
'Tis fifty fathoms deep,
And there doth lie Sir Michael Pence,
Wi' the Krakens at his feet.

My friend @somarasu is interested in getting into ham radio. If that's one of your hobbies, give him a follow and share your favorite resources :)

In memoriam
15 November 1997-
28 December 2014

"Hey, how's this for autism 'awareness' month: some percentage of you who are reading this tweet are and aren't aware of it […]"


"It was a bright cold day in December, and the clocks were striking 275,386."

--George Orwell, "Twenty Twenty"

I'm still not completely sure whether I'm autistic, but for the last few months I've been trying out assuming that I am autistic, and I've found that everything makes much more sense that way. And maybe that's all that really matters.

(By the way, I do have the SEEKRIT KOAD to enter the chat rooms; I just can't find the rooms themselves or the place where I should type in said KOAD to enable me to enter. One further question: where are the meditations archives, etc.?)

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Plus and also, where are the chat rooms? I don't see any way to access them via the Patreon app on my phone, nor from the main page at (which seems to only enable you to sign up and pay, but not to log in). Signed, Confused.

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Greeting, / earthlings. I just became a patron of The Liturgists on Patreon. Now I'm confused. Does this give me the ability to log in to on the web and access communities, podcasts, Sunday Thing, etc., from there? Or must I go through the app on my phone? And if so, how do I find All The Things (tm)? Thanks.

#GNU Memorials for May 9 

Memorials for those who died on May 9th and 10th in this and previous years:
GNU Little Richard 🎵 🍦
GNU Friedrich Schiller, poet.
GNU Leopold Figl, Austrian antiNazi.
GNU Walter Reuther, labor leader.
GNU Paul Revere, revolutionary.
GNU Shel Silverstein, author and illustrator.
And always:
GNU Elizabeth Whitfield.
GNU Natalie Nguyen.

a thin red line flag with "communist lives matter" on the red line

#GNU memorials May 7-8 

Memorials to those who died on May 7th and 8th in past years:

GNU Paul Popham, AIDS activist.
GNU Antoine Lavoisier, chemist and victim of the death penalty.
GNU Rudolf Serkin, musician.
GNU Larry Levis, poet.
GNU Maurice Sendak, gone to where the wild things are.

#GNU Memorials May 6th 

GNU Christine Kirch, astronomer.
GNU Alexander von Humboldt, naturalist.
GNU L. Frank Baum 🧙
GNU Henry David Thoreau, philosopher.
GNU Maurice Maeterlinck, playwright.
GNU Maria Montessori, educator.
GNU Zhou Zuoren, author and reformer.
GNU Ezra Jack Keats, author and illustrator.
GNU Marlene Dietrich, actor.
And always:
GNU Elizabeth Whitfield.
GNU Natalie Nguyen.


For May 5:
Bret Harte, author.
GNU Bobby Sands, Irish hunger striker and UK MP.
GNU Irving Howe, democratic socialist writer.
GNU Mikhail Botvinnik, chess world champion and computer scientist.
GNU Walter Sisulu, prisoner of conscience and anti-apartheid activist.
And always:
GNU Elizabeth Whitfield.
GNU Natalie Nguyen.

🤕 oof, bad day to be a salt consumer

Looks like salt has unwittingly distributed a WORM and is now being subject to crypto-mining backdoors, which is anyones guess what the actual use of these will be for...

#exploit #salt #supplychainpoison

Happy ! The date on which (as one wag put it) a smaller Mexican force defeated the French army, back when "defeating the French army" was actually something to brag about.

50th anniversary of Kent State massacre 

"Four dead in Ohio":

Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer, William Schroeder

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