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_refugee_’s occasional hubski mom.

Sometimes I talk:

Me and humanodon in Boston!

Me and insomniasexx in LA!

mk, theadvancedapes, ecib, thenewgreen, me, insomniasexx, b_b in Detroit!

me, someguyfromcanada, coffeesp00ns, in Toronto.

Robert, mkaram, me and flagamuffin on my front porch

blackbootz, me, mivasairski, Jess, _refugee_ in Baltimore

And since you asked, I came across Hubski while searching for the Higgs-Boson.

recent comments, posts, and shares:
lil  ·  85 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Playlist for Parents

Thx tng.

lil  ·  85 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Playlist for Parents

Thanks Flags. Nice to hear from you.

lil  ·  85 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Playlist for Parents

My message is when other parts of the brain need rewiring, music memory still seems to be available. Find out your parents and grandparents favourite songs even from before you came along. It might help reduce suffering.

lil  ·  86 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wait, are we doing it wrong? [Potential major Hubski experiment]

I’m having a stressful time right now and will post soon about it.

lil  ·  120 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Just chillin at Toronto General with my new liver. Feels Good Man.

Good to hear this amazing story.

Some guy, how much are you out of pocket for the new liver?


lil  ·  124 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 15, 2020

Hmmmm, one good Haiku deserves another....

You are in Denver

Mountains and borders away

No road trips for now

lil  ·  124 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 15, 2020

Actually, it was a public invitation. They were talking on line about the ten-year hubskiversary for EVERYONE, but Covid is making it very unlikely. I am avoiding humans and will continue to do so for some time. There continues to be second waves all over as soon as restrictions are let down.

So yes, you were invited.... but the 10 hubskiversary might take a few more years to happen.

As for date and time, I probably have more free time (that is to say, all the time) than either of you, so let's look at some times. I'll pm you with my cell # so you can text me.

I believe I still have a hockey jersey given to me by my brother (thenewgreen: not the Meatballs brother, the other one). On it is the name of a fictional major league hockey team, The Steelheads, the home team of the not fictional city of Hamilton Ontario. My brother wrote a fabulous TV drama called Power Play so he had the swag. Power Play was about an American guy who comes up to Canada to be the general manager of a hockey team. It didn't do well in the US because it had a very Canadian sensibility. It was a beautiful show.

I needed to hear this now, this 10:00 am morning.

Someday, tng, me, and steve will do a Zoom call wearing hockey jerseys. The feelings will beam out of our hockey sticks like light sabres of love.

lil  ·  131 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 15, 2020

Steve!! We will meet some post-Covid day.

lil  ·  132 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 15, 2020

Do you trust that the election was fair, that votes were counted fairly, that thousands of names were not scrubbed from the election roles, that gerrymandering is minimal?

I heard that it is being contested.

lil  ·  132 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 15, 2020

The election of Duda for five more years sounds horrible and dangerous. Very interesting how Duda had the support of older people. Duda's anti-gay campaign and fear-mongering appealed to them. Horrible.

    Mr. Trzaskowski (Duda's opponent) won Warsaw with 68 percent of the vote. He also won voters aged 40 to 59 by 10 points, those 30 to 39 by 11 points, and those 18 to 29 by nearly 30 points. Mr. Duda handily beat the Warsaw mayor with voters over 50 by nearly 20 points and those over 60 by 25 points. Mr. Duda supporters were also mostly in eastern and southern regions of the country, where the economy is still lagging.
lil  ·  132 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 15, 2020

Hello Hubski/Pubski

I'm adding some 3 subheadings here. Those of you checking in, try these subheadings. I'd love to hear how you're doing.


The universe has been telling me to get my ass down here, I mean my fingers and keyboard. There was some discussion last night on the chat (_refugee_, ButterflyEffect, am_Unition, elizabeth about hubski's tenth hubskiversary of existence coming up on December 5, 2020.

Even if the borders are open (Canada/USA), I'm not sure anyone will want to travel.

(I originally invited all Michigan (or anyone who wants to travel) hubskiers to my house in Canada.) -- but perhaps we should wait a year. Besides, there's something palindromic about 11.


Tonight I'm giving my first online lecture to Startup School. The class is called "How Not to Kill Your Co-Founder" (Subtitle: Strategies for Successful Teamwork). This is normally a totally interactive participatory session. People show up with their team members and do activities like create reliability agreements and norms for conflict. They leave feeling closer and more trusting of team members. But tonight, the organizers are not using any interactive technology - I show my slides and talk into the void. (My slides fill the screen) so I can't see if anyone is there, if they are awake, anything.


Meanwhile, the university is talking about doing 90% of the classes on line and I'm FINALLY thinking VERY SERIOUSLY about retiring.

It seems like a good time because I'm not super enthusiastic about teaching on line, even if it is on Zoom and can be reasonably interactive.

I can think about retiring because I'm older than you, probably a lot older than you, and because I have other things to do, and also it's been a good run BUT MOSTLY because my program has expanded and my course as I've been teaching it -- intensely and intimately -- is going to be modularized, they say because the way it is is not scalable. And I'm not scalable -- in fact, I'm shrinking.

But after tonight, I will take a deep breath and move on into the summer of Covid.

and I'll try to CONTRIBUTE more as I move into a new phase.

as for thenewgreen Higgs-Boson Forever!!

lil  ·  197 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months

At first, the fact that you knew many Tongans gave me a pause. How could you know many Tongans? Then I looked it up. So that's cool.

lil  ·  208 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 29, 2020

    One of the biggest challenges I've ran in to with writing up that post is wondering what my narrative is, what story am I trying to tell.
I will read it tomorrow and I'll think about that question.

My question is this: Aren't you glad now, that you did that trip then? It's hard to imagine doing any travelling in the near future. Do you think so?

lil  ·  208 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 29, 2020

It looks right. Wow. Gentle breezes and heavy rain tomorrow.

lil  ·  210 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Write a poem in less than 3 minutes

By the way, "maple-washing" is an expression used to describe our tendency in Canada to use our good image to cover up problems.

lil  ·  210 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Write a poem in less than 3 minutes

Now I have to respond with a limerick:

  There I was drinking and noshing

When steve's haiku sent my drink sloshing

He thinks I'm hot stuff

But is that enough?

Or is it just maple-washing?

lil  ·  211 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Lyrics for a future song:

    There’s life in here

    Scrambling to be free

Today, observing kids not in school, thinking how happy and free they looked.

Perhaps we should have another go at deschooling society. Then I thought, with so many umemployed right now, the jobs will all go to the men and childcare will go back to the women, at home, barefoot and homeschooling... and then I thought that maybe now the men would stay home and women would be the ones working...

    We may rebuild we may remain but

    It won’t be the same