Anarcho-syndicalist, autistic, crofter, cyclist, depressive, entrepreneur, geek, searchable, Zapatista. Politics & environment, especially #LandReform. he/him.
Credo: Life is harsh. What we can do - and what we should do - is strive to make it less harsh for the people around us.
Addendum: you would not deliberately block a wheelchair ramp. Do not post images to social media without alt text.
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I've been rereading an (unpublished) story I wrote almost twenty years ago, about an unhappily married second generation immigrant woman of Muslim Indian descent, who has an intense affair with a white British former army intelligence/special forces officer who'd fought in Iraq.
Like so many of my stories, I think it's good, but I have no idea what to do with it.
The folks at #Macrodose are talking perfectly seriously about something called "anarcho-capitalism". I'm embarrassed for them.
No, guys, that does not work. It is a contradiction in terms. It cannot exist. If there are no laws, there is no property. Which means that no one can own the means of production, no one can own the land, no one can sell their labour...
Macrodose: ROUNDTABLE: Anarcho-Capitalism
I'm not persuaded that nation states are a good idea, but they're what we've got. We need to stop basing states on ethnicity and instead base them on community: contiguous territories where a significant majority in every locality choose to be citizens of that state. >>>
This afternoon we ran a transport event in the village hall. A grand time was had by all!
I have a question for #bookstodon I've been thinking about writing #cozy #mysteries
in line with the genres I already write. However, I write for fun and for my "happy place", I'm wondering if there has to be a murder in a cozy mystery or if I could deal with other crimes and if they can be written without all the frenetic/zany side characters? Is that a different mystery subgenre?
I had a spate of technical problems which undermined my mental health over this winter, and in the last couple of weeks I got to the point I thought I'd fixed most of them...
But I haven't fixed all of them, and continuing problems with computer connectivity in particular are leading me back towards crisis. Things are objectively better than they were, but that is very hard to cling on to.
Just had one of those AHA! moments: we should build houses for the homeless, of course we should, that's obvious. But we build them at FIVE HUNDRED YEAR QUALITY. That is to say, designed so that, with minimal maintenance, they will be good homes for 500 years. Yes, obviously that makes them a bit more expensive in the short term. But it means we develop a building industry with the skills to build 500 year homes. But more...