eelhound
eelhound
Make That the Science of Your Tradition
🔹INTJ🔹Male🔹32🔹Christian Mystic🔹Zen Buddhist Monastery Resident🔹 Brace for the Following Content: Storytelling, Philosophy, History, Theology, Anthropology, Democratic Socialism, Free Palestine, Black Lives Matter, The Iliad, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Welcome to Night Vale.🔹 "The universe is made of stories, not of atoms." - Muriel Rukeyser
eelhound · 4 days ago
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“Some people tell me that they avoid science fiction because it’s depressing. This is quite understandable if they happened to hit a streak of post-holocaust cautionary tales or a bunch of trendies trying to outwhine each other, or overdosed on sleaze-metal-punk-virtual-noir Capitalist Realism. But the accusation often, I think, reflects some timidity or gloom in the reader’s own mind: a distrust of change, a distrust of the imagination. A lot of people really do get scared and depressed if they have to think about anything they’re not perfectly familiar with; they’re afraid of losing control. If it isn’t about things they know all about already they won’t read it, if it’s a different color they hate it, if it isn’t McDonald’s they won’t eat at it. They don’t want to know that the world existed before they were, is bigger than they are, and will go on without them. They do not like history. They do not like science fiction. May they eat at McDonald’s and be happy in Heaven.”
— “On Not Reading Science Fiction,” Ursula K. Le Guin, in A Fisherman of the Inland Sea
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You cannot write for children. They’re much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them - Maurice Sendak
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“The revolutionary poet loves people, rivers, other creatures, stones, trees inseparably from art, is not ashamed of any of these loves, and for them conjures a language that is public, intimate, inviting, terrifying, and beloved.”
— Adrienne Rich, from “What if?” in What Is Found There: Notebooks On Poetry And Politics
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From “Photographs of British Algae” by botanist Anna Atkins, 1843; this was the first published book to include photographic illustrations. A number of sources consider Atkins to be the first woman to take a photograph.
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Honestly being overworked makes people unobservant and passive and it literally kills people every day. People don’t seem to realize that an overworked nurse might not notice your sepsis symptoms and a tired truck driver might not notice your car when he’s merging into the lane. Failing to protect worker’s rights impacts nearly everyone
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Karahana by Dima Santina
Japanese embroidery with goldwork
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Union Real Talk for a mo.
My coworker broke her foot today because of an unsafe wobbly cart combined with a poorly maintained ramp.
Our union rep (when contacted) came over and had a quick less than 10min chat with the supervisor. After that chat?
1. My coworker was given admin time to go get X-rays as opposed to needing to use sick time.
2. The Union rep helped her successfully fill out the worker's comp forms so she doesn't have to pay for it
3. They're getting rid of that cart
4. All carts are being re-routed to the front entrance until the ramp is fixed
5. She's going to work at home for the next month while her foot heals.
Without a union present? Maybe #5 would have happened, but the rest? Doubtful
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eelhound · 4 days ago
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autumn onlookers in antigonish; october 2019.
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Lars Lerin, Bibliotek, 2009
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Muted tsumugi kimono with an interesting woven pattern of roses, from button to full bloom. My goth mind likes how the dark colors mean you can read the pattern as gradually wilting roses :P
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