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February 2nd, 2019

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! This entry was originally posted at https://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/720223.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here, but prefer to read over on DW. You can comment there using open ID if you don't have a DW account.

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. 




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