Archives: 2022 July


Terrorism

Among DVEs (Domestic Violent Extremists), racially and ethnically motivated violent extremists — specifically white supremacist extremists (WSEs) — will remain the most persistent and lethal threat in the Homeland....

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Groovy Digs VI

I seem to be have a type: stone and brick work, wood, repurposed old thingamabob. 12 Grove St Unit 12C, Minneapolis, MN 55401 fits the type well. The description is a little hoity-toity...

Looks French and fancy and nifty. Row houses with style.

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Daisy

A patron told me that all people resemble flowers and I'm a daisy...

A couple dozen daisies with the corner of an orange house in the background and some tall pine trees behind the house.

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Banned Camp

"Banned Camp is a partnership between Austin Public Library and BookPeople. We invite you to come together, engage with books that have been banned or challenged, and be part of the conversation."

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Luddites

Weaving engines are ingenious and delightful machines. The Luddites had no beef with the machines – their cause was the social relations that governed those machines. By painting Luddites as mere technophobes, we strip ourselves of the ability to learn from history. The lesson of the Industrial Revolution is that merely asking what a machine does and not who it does it for and to can lead to literal genocide...

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Weaving engines are ingenious and delightful machines. The Luddites had no beef with the machines – their cause was the social relations that governed those machines. By painting Luddites as mere technophobes, we strip ourselves of the ability to learn from history. The lesson of the Industrial Revolution is that merely asking what a machine does and not who it does it for and to can lead to literal genocide.

Groovy Digs V

I can actually afford this place! You know, if I could find a job in the Twin Cities. Maybe I should become a bus driver? That'd kinda be a cool gig. Anyways! I do not care that 297 Maiden Ln, Saint Paul, MN 55102 doesn't have a...

Blonde brick ex-boiler house property that looks like a cross between a castle and a church.

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Remember Oak Creek

Remember Oak Creek

"Ten years ago, on August 5, 2012, a white nationalist entered a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin – and opened fire. Seven beloved community members were ultimately killed..."

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Sofie's Choice

How groovy is it that author Darlene Ryan has chosen two different pen names for the two different New York Times bestselling cat mystery series she pens? She writes as...

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Oh, Deer

This deer may have eaten too many of my pretty, pretty flowers. Jerk. Is there ex-lax for deer?



It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination, while the truth is that there’s not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality. The problem is that Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination.

James Webb Space Telescope Niftiness

From Dr. Alyssa Goodman comes a groovy 1 minute and 14 second presentation on just how nifty the JWST really is...

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bell hooks' Essay: Love as the Practice of Freedom

It would be so easy to quote the entire darned thing, so go read the entire darned thing! Here's a bit to get you going...

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Often, then, the longing is not for a collective transformation of society, an end to politics of dominations, but rather simply for an end to what we feel is hurting us. This is why we desperately need an ethic of love to intervene in our selfcentered longing for change.

FelineFantastic

That rug cat really ties the room together.

White cat lying on orange/red/yellow/blue/purple/pink striped rug in front of a glass door to the outside.

Groovy Digs IV

620 Bushaway Rd, Wayzata, MN 55391. Pretty cottage on Lake Minnetonka. Lake livin' in Minnesota. Not too big. Not too small. Just right...

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Curiosity. Tenacity. Empathy. Love.

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