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It'll take your family heirlooms, but it can take your darkest sins - Myth Happens

Date: 2017-02-11 15:15
Subject: It'll take your family heirlooms, but it can take your darkest sins
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Music:Brandi Carlile, "The Stranger at My Door"

I have just had a poem accepted that I will announce tomorrow. I am extremely happy about the acceptance, if not about the political situation that sparked the writing of the poem.

I just received an e-mail from President Peter Salovey of Yale that the university has decided to rename Calhoun College for Grace Hopper. The statement and the two linked reports are worth reading.

This song from Brandi Carlile's The Firewatcher's Daughter (2015) has been playing on repeat since ladymondegreen linked me to it. But nothing scares me more than the stranger at my door who I fail to give shelter, time, and worth.

Last night I started coughing and this morning I woke up sneezing and I just had to cancel an invitation for dinner from friends who really don't need whatever the hell this is on top of whatever their small child might already have brought home from daycare. I think my plans for the rest of the day are to finish writing about a movie and then see if I can either stare at another one or pass out.

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Date: 2017-02-11 22:29 (UTC)
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I just went to a packed-to-overflowing town hall meeting of my US Congressman, Jim [oops! got the name wrong intially] McGovern, and he was saying that he'd stand by Northampton as a sanctuary city, and if it came to that, we'd ask houses of worship to create safe living spaces to shelter people.

Oh, that's wonderful. I'm really glad to hear it. I didn't know Northampton was a sanctuary city, but I'm not surprised. I'll have to ask derspatchel's father in Cummington if he can be part of the worship/sanctuary effort. That is how churches are supposed to work.

He had, and received from people in the audience, several good suggestions for courses of action going forward; I'll share them at some point.

Thank you. The more information in common, the better.

He said he asked his Republican colleagues if seeing all the marches had them worried, and they replied, "A little," and he asked, "Why just a little?" They said, "Because we don't think it's sustainable."

Well, that to me is an excellent reason to sustain.

So, he said to us, we need to make our resistance sustainable. Someone in the audience shouted out "And yet she persisted," and everyone applauded. We will do this.


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