For those who are unaware or unfamiliar, today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year! ✡️ This year is 5780 in the Hebrew calendar. 🧓
Tradition on Rosh Hashanah is to eat round foods, like 🍎 or 🥚, which symbolize life, and sweet foods, like those dipped in 🍯, which symbolize the hope for a sweet year!
Things you can say to wish people a happy new year: Shanah Tovah (lit. "A good year"), "chag sameach" ("happy holiday"), or just "happy new year"!
A sweet year and a long life, friends!
Oh, I never pinned an #introduction!
Hi! I'm mostly here for conversations, reflections, and geekery around subjects that catch my fancy. Recently that orbits technology (esp #Python, data services, networks), music (writ large), languages (esp ancient Greek), autism, and general silliness. Structural protection for the marginalized is close to my heart, but I've learned I need to engage gently to stay healthy. I try to keep shitposting to a minimum.
I co-administer #signsandcodes.
basic etiquette when interacting with trans people, a guide
* call someone by the name and pronouns they tell you. this one is obvious
* don't compliment a trans person on features commonly associated with their assigned gender at birth. some people are cool with it, but generally speaking a trans woman probably won't take "wow your voice is so deep!" as a compliment.
* don't be weird at trans people? this feels like it should be obvious but people fuck it up so it's on the list
Hey Liturgists fam - our little corner of the fediverse is apparently pretty hoppin! on the site https://instances.social, we are 52/5200 (top 1%!) in terms of number of users (3084), but 199/5200 in terms of toots - I guess that means we are less chatty than average. Thank you @mike for setting this up, and giving us an alternative to the Zuckerberg/Dorsey dystopian vision of social media. Good to be here with all of you!
@sjcw I don't know if I could pick a "favorite," but there are several songs that caused genuine emotional reactions the first time I listened to them: "Heart," "Two," "Three" (I test most strongly as a 2w3), "Seven," "Six" (I've also tested as 7w6). I also like all of the senses songs, especially "Sight."
#TheLiturgists episode 100
I'm so glad good exciting things are happening. I'm so glad you've found new revenue streams and interesting, challenging paths ahead.
All the love 🙏💚
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I know some of y'all are coding geniuses! And many other kinds of geniuses!
"One day as I was about to step on a dry leaf, I saw the leaf in the ultimate dimension. I saw that it was not really dead, but that it was merging with the moist soil in order to appear on the tree the following spring in another form. I smiled at the leaf and said, “You are pretending.” Everything is pretending to be born and pretending to die, including that leaf."
- Thich Nhat Hanh
Coming from a cultural and religious climate that conditions us to believe that we live in scarcity rather than abundance may make us feel like there is not enough room for us to speak, to emote, or to just be our beautiful selves. But there is room, dear one.
Say what you need to say.
Feel what you need to feel.
Be who you are.
There is room at the table for you and more.
I’ve been trying to go back and tag all our episodes that have Rachel in them. You can see them at the link below. If I forgot any, let me know and I’ll update them they appear in this list.
Australian Linguistic Honours student
I love narratives and ancient wonders
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