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snuggus wrote

I sing along to Woody Guthrie and Against Me with my toddler. Or watch Mister Rogers. And garden. Playing magic with my lefty friends every week helps a lot, and we've even built some leftist decks (a de-colonized deck, ancom deck, green deck, etc). I feel like a person with a terminal illness that's been told that I have 20 years left to live, so I've started to treat every day like it's as precious as it really is (because if my old bosses at the DNR were right, shit is really gonna start to unravel in ~20 years, at least climate-wise). I used to be a ball of apathy about it, but exercise and meditation helps keep me sharp so I can actually DO something (most days).

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snuggus wrote

Live in a settler colony. Dunno how much it benefits me...I'm biracial but pass as white if I'm real good about taking care of my unibrow. I'm not living life on easy mode but definitely not hard mode either. I don't know enough arabic to be comfortable in those spaces but white spaces also make me uncomfortable sometimes. Indigenous professor I had said she doesn't want her land back because of what we've done to it. But the reservation life is pure poverty. She joked about making a policy where indigenous families getting first dibs on houses for sale in the suburbs and metro area. It's a tricky situation all around. I have no answers unfortunately.

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snuggus wrote

Same here. Had another jarring experience after realizing that all of the animals (lions, elephants, rhinos, etc) featured in my kid's storybooks will be gone by the time they are teens. Just fucking sad. And I'm supposed to lie to them and pretend like everything is gonna be ok?

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snuggus wrote

My daughter begged me to take her around the "lake" (it's really just a glorified pond) and holy buckets there were some very classy birds there. They were way too fancy to be in this shitty pond. 10 loons, 2 pied billed grebes, one horned grebe, some ruddy ducks, 2 eastern bluebirds, a handful of goldeneyes, and 2 buffleheads. What the heck, get out of here you fancy birbs