Trump Stole My Knitting

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Those who have known me for any length of time know that since about 2006, knitting has been a huge part of my self-identity and a regular recharging activity for me in between building my business, doing social justice work, and writing and playing video games. Knitting after the Trumpocalypse Since the Trumpocalypse of November 8, 2016, I can’t knit. I can try, but ten minutes or so in, I’m done.  I’m prone to self-reflection, so I’ve thought about this a lot. I don’t have the words for the feeling I get when I think about knitting, but “dread” comes…

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How’s Your Nest Doing?

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We Northern Hemisphere folks spend a lot of time indoors in January, especially those of us where snow is expected at least a few times in the month. People with seasonal depression are also affected by the “indoor-ness” of their lives at this time of the year. And this is even worse if the person’s home base or “nest” is not to their liking. Also, post winter holiday financial blues can make it tough to redecorate the nest. To help, here’s some ideas for quick and cheap or free fixes for your nest. Sight: • No more clutter. Go through…

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You Need Vision Before Resolution

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What is the vision that your resolution supports? For many, January 1st is when people in many Western countries reflect on their lives and make “resolutions” for the next year. For most, January 2nd is the first of many days in that year where the new resolutions are not kept. That is because too often your resolution lives alone in the world, only slightly tied to a vision of your future, and rarely revisited. In mental health and medical fields, when you seek the assistance of a pro, the pro will write a “treatment plan”, usually with your input, with specific and measurable…

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“Pretend You Won The Lottery” Day

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Today is, yet again, “pretend we are going to win the lottery” day. At best, only a handful of people will do so, and almost certainly, the vast mega prize (800 million at last count) will be split, but it’s a mind boggling idea, and there is a chance, no matter how slim, that anyone with 2 dollars to buy a ticket could win. So I’ll go first. If I won the lottery, I would spend the money on: Paying off all my debts Setting up my sister for life Fixing my house from the basement up to be the…

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