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I drive the two blocks to pick up my takeout dinner
I could walk
I want to walk
It's a gorgeous night, mild and warm with a soft breeze
I want to walk

But that would mean walking back carrying food
Along a major road
being passed by perhaps a hundred cars
carrying food
while fat

A voice whispers in my head
the odds are not in my favor
Tonight is not my night
I would not pass through the world invisibly
My daring to exist, to eat food, while fat
Tonight, would invite remark

So I drive the two blocks
to pick up my takeout dinner
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All families and residents in our community deserve strong wages and stable work hours in order to build a good life. But too many of our neighbors who serve our food, stock our shelves and sweep our floors have jobs that grant too few hours on too short notice and require them to be at the beck and call of their employers. All across the city, DC residents have called for full-time, stable jobs that allow people to live and raise families here. Now, our elected officials have the opportunity to pass new rules that will give people access to full-time jobs with predictable schedules. Together, let's raise our voices to our elected representatives on the DC Council to urge them to stand with us and support the Hours and Scheduling Stability Act of 2015! Tell your Councilmembers: Support Just Hours for DC! https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-your-councilmembers-support-just-hours-for-dc?source=facebook&
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So, given the media's reluctance to say definitively what the Colorado Springs shooter/terrorist's motive was, I am to conclude the following: When gunmen shoot up a Paris concert hall shouting "Allahu Akbar," nothing else need be known. They are not simply deranged or mentally ill; rather, they are motivated by fanatical Islam. But when a white Christian shoots up Planned Parenthood and says, when arrested, "no more baby parts" (after months of right-wing propaganda and lies about PP selling said baby parts), we need to "proceed carefully" in ascribing motive, and wait till "all the information is in?" No buttercup, this is about right-wing fanatical Christo-fascism. This is about misogyny. This is the violent spawn of reactionary politics engaged daily by some of this nation's most prominent lawmakers and commentators. There is no mystery here... Tim Wise https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10153175375505969&id=140254320968
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FYI, I've turned on the IfTTT recipe that automatically crossposts any links I post on FB to here. I *THINK* I got it to also include my commentary on the links, as of now.
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New things from Eastern Market today -2 rings, earrings, necklace, bracelet, & tunic top. The tunic has pockets!
New Ring from Eastern Market
More new things from Eastern Market today - ring, earrings, necklace, bracelet, & tunic top. The tunic has pockets!