2019-02-02

kaffyr: Japanese building w/flowers on blue ground (Blue Nippon)
2019-02-02 03:00 pm

Dept. of Birthdays

Natal Felicitations

Way back on the 20th of January, 
[personal profile] canaan  celebrated (at least I hope it was a celebratory occasion) her birthday. She's an amazing writer; funny, incisive, wise, and often lyrical. It's been a pleasure to become acquainted with her on the internet over the past few years. She's also someone who has battled through some truly horrible health challenges, and I sincerely hope she has come out on the other side of them. May this delayed birthday wish find you in a far better place, and I hope we someday see more of you around here.

Far more recently, on Jan. 31, came 
[personal profile] flowsoffire 's birthday. She is not only a wonderful writer, at home in more than one language (and that alone awes me), she's a fan who turns her talents to excellent fic. And beyond that, she is kind, thoughtful, and a delight to know. I hope your birthday was just fantastic, and that you are, perhaps, still celebrating in whatever way you like best. I'm glad to know you!
kaffyr: A typical day in the BSG!verse (Frakkin' Watchtower)
2019-02-02 04:42 pm

Dept. of Fine Reading

A Couple of Recommendations

First, this, thanks to 
[personal profile] supergee  - a calm, reasoned, articulate, well-researched commentary that Howard Shutlz should read, one that I think effectively dissolves the "both sides" argument diverting too many peoples' attentions right now. 

And this is a reminder that "tribalism," as it's being used right now, is a racist mistake. I'm glad I read it, because I'd been saying the same wrong thing.