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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.

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:-( Sadly, yes.

    it's too late to ask protection of God.
Still we've somehow managed to get this far, so humanity must have learned something . . . not enough, mind you.

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    Is it possible to facilitate a space for open dialogue without also facilitating hoaxes, harassment, and threats of violence?
ummm, Hubski?

It seems that sub-reddits, as a place for horribleness to congregate, is the problem. We don't have sub-reddits. We have tags... I just looked at our tags and they all seem pretty damn wholesome. We sometimes have a lot of spam, but it seems that bestiality and hate have never taken hold here -- or have I missed something? (I'd rather not know).

lil  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Meetup: German Edition

    random stranger from the internet in a foreign city
How can you call a random stranger from hubski a "random stranger from the internet"? You are thoroughly vetted on hubski. Even someone with as silly a name as flagamuffin spent a night in my bed. (Given he's from Amerrika, it was foreign.) (Mind you, I went to another neighbourhood, another house, another bed - but even so...)

Hubski: where everyone knows your (fake) name.

lil  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 7, 2018

What's HK mean?

lil  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Camagüey, Cuba: Any Questions?

There was also rice and beans, bean and rice, rice of the day (white rice), and rice “pilaf” which was also plain white rice. Rice and beans is also called “Muslims and Christians” on the menu. Except in Spanish.

lil  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Camagüey, Cuba: Any Questions?

pushing back the dark

OftenBen thenewgreen steve mivasairski

Restaurant in Camagüey: The waitress hands us menus.

The menu is full of interesting items, but before we order the waitress says they have no pizza, no fish, and no salad. The menu is in Spanish and English. They only have sandwiches:


Ham and cheese

Large ham

Small ham


Cheese and ham

lil  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Struck Dumb: A Song By The New Green

I am one of the lucky people who have two tng cds - with so much music on line, does anyone pull out their cds anymore?

lil  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: _refugee_ sent me snail mail

_refugee_ gives good mail!

lil  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Had It Alright

Yeah, I miss all that too. I think there's a little psychic paging in your message. I had been thinking of you too. Recently. I just read this thread and listened to the song again. This song is as good as anything else I'm hearing on the radio. During the day I listen to some excellent streams from CBC radio. As for a meetup - how far from the border are you? I imagine I can find an excuse to get to Michigan. Even more so in the spring/summer. To be continued by pm.

lil  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 7, 2018

The “bad day” tends to make us disconnect from our job. Personal re-engineering involves risking the pain of committing more deeply, engaging with vision and passion, and caring enough to work calmly and persistently to move the workplace in our desired direction. Sometimes it helps. Minimally, we clarify what we want and need and know that we tried our best.

Btw, I copied here my notes from the talk. The speaker had a show called “Workology.” Her name is Jane Farrow. I have not seen this speech anywhere on line.

lil  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 7, 2018

Sounds like you're in Stage 2 of the Five Stages of Work. I heard this talk given by a CBC (Canada's National Radio Station) radio engineer as she reflected on her job there:

Stage 1. The Good Day: Your job gives you happiness, fulfilment, and meaning.

Stage 2. The Bad Day: Your job starts to irritate you. Everything you overlooked during the good day begins to stress you. You begin to learn some really unpleasant stuff about your workplace. You become frustrated, confused, and apathetic. You feel powerless.

Stage 3. Revenge: The bad days outnumber the good days. You become self-compensating for your stress. Self-compensation might range from taking home post-its to absenteeism to searching for or even doing a second job during your original job, and worse.

Stage 4. Personal Re-Engineering: You realize that you do value your job. It is the job you’ve always wanted. You explore how you can change so that you can once again have the good day. Personal re-engineering might involve asserting your concerns, negotiating with others, changing your expectations, and much more.

Stage 5. Redemption: Some of your days at work are so excellent, they redeem all the other stress involved.

Anyway, bfx, good luck sorting it all out. We want to see you happy.

lil  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 7, 2018

    I realized that I haven't seen my people in years

noway - your post touched me. There's something identity-confirming about being with your people -- if you have a "people" with similarities to you that mainstream society doesn't have.

I want to add that one doesn't even have to like one's "people" -- being with a whole bunch of them together is like being at home -- maybe even a home you never knew you had.

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