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hubskier for: 4068 days

She/her

_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  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My 70th Birthday one-woman show

Groups like Dems Abroad have a lot of experienced members in many countries all over the world who have been voting from abroad, submitting tax forms from abroad and so on. It might not be as difficult as you say.

lil  ·  36 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 24, 2022

Miss you, miss hubski, but well, you know. I hope things are good with you.

I have five years to work on my next one-woman show. Whatever the topic, it will still be a comedy, always dark (the human condition) but always comedy.

It’s so great hearing from you. I have many questions for you. To be continued.

lil  ·  36 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 24, 2022

Good morning hubski. It’s ridiculous sitting in this pub and writing on a tiny phone, but it’s so good to be back chatting with ButterflyEffect and lilyboy who sent me a DM 253 days ago and I only saw it now.

_refugee_ sent me by SNAIL some gorgeous prints she made (birthday prezzie).

steve randomly texted me from church a few months ago. He does that from time to time.

It’s always great to be in touch with hubskipals from Early Hubski.

Onward onward - ''And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.''. (last line of The Great Gatsby)

lil  ·  37 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My 70th Birthday one-woman show

ButterflyEffect

Thank you for responding. It’s been interesting hearing what is personally meaningful to different people. How do we even know our level of expertise until we are beyond it?

Sometimes we stumble through, sometimes we have a mentor to guide us.

A friend of mine with Parkinson’s was particularly happy for the MRI part. He’d had a lot of brain MRIs and didn’t know anyone else who had been through that.

As for “how” vs “what”: it’s not so binary. Writing a message, reaching out, having a relationship, ending a relationship, going to work, moving to a new city: these all indicate GREAT functionality, living, struggling, reflecting, feeling. Maybe it’s not all whoop di do, but maybe there’s some of that — in the mountains, seeing a sunrise, checking hubski.

lil  ·  37 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My 70th Birthday one-woman show

Thanks for the badge ButterflyEffect.

How are you doing?

lil  ·  37 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My 70th Birthday one-woman show

am_Unition US citizens living abroad are obliged TO REPORT their income to the IRS. If they pay taxes in their country of residence, greater than they would owe to the US, then they pay NOTHING to the US. David has been an American in Canada for 27 years and has never paid the US a penny. This is an issue that Democrats Abroad has worked on and there’s a good chance that they will get it changed to residence-based taxation instead of citizen-based.

Still, better to stay and fight.

lil  ·  37 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My 70th Birthday one-woman show

Thank you for all the shares. Please comment on in the YouTube video comment space. I’d love to hear from you.

lil  ·  37 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My 70th Birthday one-woman show

You say, “There’s not too much of a point in leaving” if you have to still pay US taxes.” I thought the point was to get away from the political fraughtness, by which I imagine you mean the threats to democracy. Yes, yes, stay and fight: but it is depressing.

As for hobbies, there is not yet a coherence to my life. David is doing anti-fascism work all the time working on US and local Canadian elections. I just got TheTalk to get involved. I know I should.

Sigh

lil  ·  38 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My 70th Birthday one-woman show

Thanks Am.

How’re you doing?

lil  ·  107 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 8, 2022

I just read your post bfx.

Sad.

Here for you if needed.

lil  ·  127 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Virtual Meetup No. 14, Thursday, June 2nd

Hi there

Thanks for the shout out. That Thursday is Election Day in Ontario. I will probably be with my progressives trying to get the Canadian Republicans on their knees. Off With Their Heads.

But sadly, they might return.

I hope to talk to my Hubskiers soon.

lil  ·  142 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First song I've made in a while -- Money, Life and Science

I loved your mother's day post on FB. I have questions.

I've been pretty quiet, but have some serious hockey to play soon!!

I have to copy out the words to your song -- they are always an intriguing view into your inner landscape!

Also steve --- I loved your mother's day message to me -- you are so kind.

lil  ·  171 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 3000 Days

I'm only 897 hubski days older than you -- but yikes! that's almost 2.5 YEARS.

I suddenly find myself here as I provide hubski links in some of my teaching material. So happy to see that the links are alive as I once was. And every link takes us down an exciting rabbit hole, as much as it ever did.

lil  ·  201 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My Mother's Beautiful Life Ended Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

Hi HarlemShake Thanks for reading - and for hubskiing. I’m not on as often as I used to be, but it a good place with great thoughtfulness. DM me your snail mail and I’ll send some hubski stickers. I still have some stickers that say “Hubski pushing back the dark.”

lil  ·  286 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My Brain Tumour, Something’s Leaking?

Thanks! pm me an update on your life's journey. I went back to the lengthy chat we had about a year ago -- before vaccines were out, everyone was in isolation or quarantine. You said this:

    But, hey, I'm 22 and should be a PhD in a year or so. Maybe there will be options for me beyond academia or menial work. Professoring around isn't something I can see myself doing

I have no idea how all that is going.

I also found the answer to how you knew the phrase "Mi Sheberach" -- which is very very appropriate.

I hope to have more to say next time c_hawkthorne creates a jitsi meetup.

lil  ·  292 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Virtual Hubski Meetup No. 12, approximately the 11th Hubski anniversary too!

I’d like to request live songs from anyone who has one. thenewgreen, if available, Higgs-boson song and performance from Atticus?

lil  ·  292 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Virtual Hubski Meetup No. 12, approximately the 11th Hubski anniversary too!

I might be up for this.

lil  ·  293 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Then It Happens

tng, love it! So thought-provoking.

You find that you never left

You discover you two fit just right.

The song suggests that the speaker’s discontent is caused by his own stress. He becomes edgy and disconnected.

Then it happens! He becomes aware and in touch.

I agree. We can suddenly change our mood, thoughts, mindset.

I also believe we can do things to self-monitor our moods, and re-evaluate our thoughts. Even just have a nap! And then it still happens! We flip our view and see things differently.

The lesson is don’t get stuck in one way of seeing.

lil  ·  297 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My Brain Tumour, Something’s Leaking?

Recovery is slow, but possible. Thanks for writing. How are you? What’s new in the last five years?

lil  ·  297 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Higgs boson -the song

Hey thenewgreen,

I just listened to these lyrics again and have a different interpretation from my first one. If posting here brings it up to the present-day feed, I’ll write my thoughts.

Do you ever look back at old songs and wonder what you were going through then?