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... Because of various travails within LGBT+LDs we lost our chair.

This evening I was elected Acting Chair, and will be so until the AGM at autumn conference in Bournemouth.

No flowers ;)

Just One Thing! (22 March 2017)

Mar. 22nd, 2017 01:12 pm
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It's challenge time!

Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.

Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!

Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!

Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.


The end is in sight.

Mar. 22nd, 2017 01:28 pm
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My last exam for the business degree will be on 11th September.  And then I am FREEEEE.

I am banning myself from making any more time-eating long-term commitments until at LEAST the end of the year.  A friend who has known me for over two decades outright laughed at me when I said this :-P  
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You may have noticed that the previous two posts were somewhat light on my usual "we debated this motion, and I voted this way on it" details. That's mostly because after I had done the reporting-back-from-FCC bits (which I pledged to do upon my candidacy for FCC - I keep my promises, me. Mostly...) the posts were already stupidly long, but also in part because my lovely friend Andrew has done an excellent summary of the salient points here, and given that I am his evil twin (or he is mine - honestly, basically the only difference between us is that I really like beards and he merely has one) I don't feel the need to reiterate his points.

For the avoidance of doubt, though, here is how I voted:
  • Emergency Motions Ballot: can't actually remember, except that I put the second Scottish referendum motion bottom (we can't mandate our MPs how to vote so it was utterly pointless, AND it's not up to English MPs to tell Scotland what to do anyway IMHO) and the Trump one next to bottom (he's not coming till October. Put a (better drafted) motion in for Autumn conference, when it will be a live and salient issue). The others I was happy to see a debate on.

  • A Rational Approach to Harm Reduction (aka the Sex Work Motion): I voted against the (mildly wrecking) amendment and for the unamended motion

  • Tackling Overcrowding in the Prison System: I voted for the amendment and the motion.

  • Britain in the EU: I went for lunch during this motion as hell would freeze over before anyone voted against it, and during the scheduled lunch break I would be prepping to aide in the health and social care debate.

  • Crisis in health and social care: I voted for the amendment, and then for the motion as amended, from my shiny shiny "seat reserved for FCC Hall Aide" seat.

  • The Biennial Trident Fudge: I Paired with Alisdair and went to the pub since we would have voted exactly oppositely on both the motion and amendment and thus cancelled each other out. The England/Ireland match was nailbiting.

  • Emergency motion: Unaccompanied Child Asylum Seekers: I voted in favour of us taking in more of them.

  • Faith Schools: We had to vote between three options, then for the amendment, then for the motion as amended or not with whichever option we voted for. I'm going to use Andrew's characterisations here: I voted against "YAY faith schools" & for "Faith schools should be restricted as much as humanly possible without actually banning them". Then I voted for "Faith schools should be restricted as much as humanly possible without actually banning them" and against the horrible and nonsensical fudge which tried to split the difference between the first two. Then I voted for the "ban all faith schools" amendment, but not enough other people did, so it fell. Then I voted for the motion unamended with the option "Faith schools should be restricted as much as humanly possible without actually banning them" being the winning option. And I am not ashamed to admit to shedding a tear during Sarah Brown (Cambridge)'s very moving speech. I am glad Julian and Zoe were there to give her hugs when she had finished.

    As you can tell, this was quite a complicated vote. Small FCC note: I am glad Geoff Payne was chairing it. Although I have had my disagreements with him, he has just the right sort of forensic, nitpicky, legal mind for this kind of thing, and is a very clear and non-waffly chair. He's one of only about four people I would trust with such a contentious debate with so many options, and two of them are no longer on FCC.

  • Associated Membership of the EU: I voted in favour.
I think that covers everything. So... after three long posts... Any questions?
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If you're going to post something marked 'Urgent, please do not ignore' through a letterbox, maybe spend 5 seconds to make sure you have the right house?

And they weren't even close, I live at 41, the letter was addressed to number 49, which is literally the first house in the street...

I just tottered down the road in the freezing rain to put it in the right letterbox. (So of course the rain has now stopped).

*I know it was hand delivered, because a) no stamp and b) I heard them knock and them put it in the letterbox about 6PM last night, but given at that point I'd already gone to bed because of the whole sinus bug thing and was asleep not long after I wasn't about to get up to answer the door and didn't actually see it until this morning.

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Following on from my previous post on York conference, I thought people might be interested in how we plan the debates and how cards get chosen and things like that.

I also recognise that many of you will NOT be interested in this in the slightest, so am putting it behind a cut )

And then of course, we had Not The Leader's Speech. The tradition of Not The Leader's Speech started when Cleggy was Our Glorious Leader. I went to a couple of his leader's speeches and found them excruciating. In the pub after, a Bad Influence who must perforce remain nameless asked me why I hadn't just walked out and gone to the pub, because that's what he had done. The next conference, I walked out (after 7 minutes, as I recall) and found this same person in the pub. The conference after that... well, we just cut out the middle man and went straight to the pub, downloaded the text of the speech, and worked out at which point we would have walked out had we bothered to go in. At the height of coalition the record occurred: we both agreed we would have walked out in the second sentence of the speech. By that point, though, word had got around somewhat and there were a reasonable number of us in the pub for Not The Leader's Speech.

When Farron was first elected Glorious Leader he was fully aware that this had become a tradition. I made him a personal promise that I'd go to his first leader's speech, but with the proviso that if there was anything I didn't like I would walk out. There wasn't, and I didn't. In fact it was a really really good speech. The thing is, I still don't like leader's speeches (or for that matter, The Rally, which I always feel has a silent Nuremburg in between The and Rally). I don't like sitting there being spoonfed and not participating. I don't like the enforced conformity of the expectation to applaud in the right places (and in some cases standingly ovate). IMHO it's Just Not Liberal. So the only one of Farron's leader's speeches I have been to, and probably ever will go to, remains his first. I no longer feel the need to read the text and work out at which point I would have walked out, because I don't have that sort of fractious relationship with his leadership, but it's still nice to find a good pub, claim a room in it, and have beer and food instead of listening and clapping.

The problem this time was that the group of people going to Not The Leader's Speech has grown to more than 30. And we hadn't booked. Admittedly there were only six of us queueing outside the door waiting for the pub to open, but the rest had DMed or texted me asking for a venue and turned up in short order after. As a former barmaid, I felt really bad about doing this to the pub. I think that next time I will have to at least warn the selected pub in advance... And as Zoe said in the comments to the previous entry, now I am on FCC this is in danger of becoming an officially unofficial event... If it gets any bigger it may have to be in the Fringe guide... You can tell how uncomfortable I am with that idea by the number of ellipsis LOL.

This conference we were biefly joined by a not-Lib-Dem friend and segued off into a discussion about cricket for a while, which was lovely I don't think we terrified her too much.

Anyway, I hope you have enjoyed my officially unofficial reports from conference: next FCC news will probably be from the Shadowy General Purposes And Resources Sub Committee, which I suspect will be quite vague and heavily redacted, so I apologise for that in advance. I will, obviously, explain exactly why I'm having to be vauge and heavily redacted if and when I am.
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The short version of What I Did At Lib Dem Conference is:

Attended lots of FCC meetings and training; co-hosted Glee for the second time; hall-aided my first debate as a member of FCC; "organised" Not The Leader's Speech.

click here for more detail on the first three )

Coming soon: What I Did At Lib Dem Conference part two: structuring an actual debate: this time it's personal PLUS Not The Leader's Speech.
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Posted by Andrew Hickey

So I thought I’d report back to the world at large about what it’s like being at Lib Dem Conference right now.

While I’ve been a member of the party for eleven years, for various reasons I’ve very rarely been able to attend conference in the past, but given how much everything is changing politically right now, I thought that this time I *had* to go along, and I’ll probably be going to future ones.

The weekend started with a bit of extra Lib Demmery for me, as we went to the official opening of Jackie Pearcey’s constituency office. I’ll be talking more about Jackie’s by-election campaign in coming weeks, but suffice it to say here that I *do* think this is a winnable campaign. We had two Manchester by-elections in the last Parliament — Manchester Central and Wythenshawe & Sale East. My sum total effort for those was saying “good luck John” and buying a raffle ticket for Central, and I didn’t even do that in Wythenshawe, because those weren’t worth the effort. I’ve delivered five hundred Brexit surveys and a hundred and fifty tabloids in the last week, and allowed my house to be used as a temporary storage space for thousands more while they were setting up a proper HQ, and the writ for the by-election hasn’t even been moved yet. That’s the difference in how I see this by-election.

Unfortunately, when I got home after the office opening, I had some very bad news — my grandmother had died on Thursday night. We knew it was coming, and I’d had a chance to see her the day she died, but it was still very, very saddening, and that plus a cold I was already dealing with left me in no real state to travel or deal with people. So I apologise now to anyone I spent time with at conference, because I had no spoons at all left for anything like social skills. I wasn’t as fun as I could be.

Fortunately Lib Dem conference is, along with Thought Bubble, about the best place to be in that state. At both of them I get to spend time with a handful of my very closest friends, and also get to see another thirty or so great people I otherwise know online — and everyone’s busy enough that you can’t possibly run out of things to say to them, because they have to be somewhere after thirty seconds. Both conference and Thought Bubble are the closest thing you can get to social spaces that actually recharge me, rather than make my mental health worse.

Luckily, the first day wasn’t too busy, and I ended up going to the rally. Normally conference rallies would be something I’d avoid at all costs, but Jackie Pearcey, the Gorton candidate, was speaking at it and I wanted to support her as she’s a friend.

Actually, though, the speeches were surprisingly good — Tim Farron’s always a good speaker, but now that the party’s strategy has gone from being bland fence-sitting nothingness to actually standing for proper liberal values again, he’s been able to speak a lot more freely than before.

(It’s interesting to compare the conference decor to that of 2014, the last one I was at. There, everything was in Tory-aping “aqua”, and we seemed desperately to be trying to make policies that said nothing at all. This time, the colour scheme and look is back to the orange diamonds…)

Even Nick Clegg’s speech was good. Anyone who knows me knows I am not Clegg’s biggest fan by a long way, and I thought he was utterly useless as a public speaker as leader, but given the European brief he managed actually to *shine*. He was funny, clever, and passionate, talking about something he actually knew and cared about. If he’d been foreign secretary rather than Deputy Prime Minister I think he’d be looked on very differently.

But the main function of conference is to make policy. And this is where I was very, very worried. The Lib Dems switched, a couple of years ago, from having only selected representatives of each local party vote for policies to allowing any member who turns up at conference to vote. And shortly after that, the Brexit vote happened.

The party has doubled its membership in the last eighteen months or so, taking it to its highest membership this century; and given that we’re now on one member one vote, I was worried that this would lead to real problems with new policies.

I’m not talking about entryism, as such — I think everyone who has joined the party is committed to what they think the party stands for. The problem is that the party has been so poor at messaging for the last few years that I had no idea if what the new members think it stands for is anything like what the older members think.

There was a real, real, danger that we’d have got a lot of people who thought they were joining the Coalition And Liking Europe Party, and that the party would be in the reverse of its normal historical position. Normally the leader has been a centrist, trying to get a party full of radicals like me to compromise enough to be even vaguely electable. Now, though, we have a leader who is definitely part of the radical liberal tradition that is the party’s heart, but did we have a membership of soft centrists whose idea of liberalism was Ed Miliband or David Cameron?

Again, if we did, the fault wouldn’t be in those new, enthusiastic members signing up to be politically active, but in the party that hadn’t made its principles clear enough before they joined.

I shouldn’t have worried. From talking to a handful of newbies, and from the way the votes went on the policy motions, the new members (at least the ones who turn up to conference and exercise their voting rights, which is what really matters here) are the kind of people who one would normally expect to be reminiscing about campaigning with Jo Grimond at the Orpington by-election. They fit both culturally and politically.

The first evidence of this was on Saturday morning. The first policy motion seemed like it should be a very controversial one — it was on sex work, and the policy was created after a process of consultation with a lot of sex workers. The policy motion supports decriminalising the buying and selling of sex, and quashing all historical convictions related to it. It says that policing should instead be focussed on preventing harm to sex workers, in particular preventing anyone being coerced into sex work, and that the police should support them. It explicitly criticises the Nordic model, argues against the government’s current plans around pornography, and takes what to my mind is the only decent, humane, attitude — that if sex workers are being abused, raped, and murdered, the problem is not with their work but with the abuse, rape, and murder.

It may well be the most Lib Dem motion I’ve ever read — it starts “Conference endorses the enlightenment approach of rationalism and science”, and by a quarter of the way through it’s talking about “the complex and intersectional nature of sex work, in which all genders and sexualities engage”. It’s part philosophy lecture, part Tumblr post. Several people gave great speeches, in particular Dave Page pointing out that *everyone* sells their body under capitalism, and that the sex workers he knows view their work as both compassionate and creative, not something to be protected from.

It passed unanimously. I knew then that we would be OK.

Next up was a motion on prisons. Less radical than the sex work one, but a good, decent policy — basically we need to cut prison numbers, by decriminalising drugs, a presumption against imprisonment wherever possible and providing support for people not to reoffend, and releasing all prisoners on indeterminate sentences who’ve served their minimum tariff, along with getting staff numbers up to a decent level. Someone from Lib Dems For Seekers of Sanctuary gave a very moving speech about the tens of thousands of immigrants who’ve committed no crime and who are imprisoned for immigration purposes, and who would be freed if this motion became law. The motion passed.

Lynne Featherstone gave a good speech, and then there was a motion on the EU, which I didn’t bother attending — it was just reaffirming that we like it and that we also like good things that are nice and don’t like things that aren’t nice. I assume it passed, but I spent an hour talking with Richard Gadsden about the demographics of the Lake District and eating a burger, and that was a much better use of my time.

Next up was a motion which called for more funding of the NHS, and a programme to do for social care what creating the NHS did for healthcare. Basically a call for a new Beveridge Report, and a tax rise to pay for improved care. A couple of interveners took the opportunity to moan about how we should have a European-style insurance system instead, but the motion still passed. There is one part of it — “Any EU citizen working in NHS and care services to be guaranteed the right to continue to live and work in the UK, following Brexit” — which I don’t like at all, and nor do several of my immigrant friends, as it seems on its own to be separating “good” and “bad” immigrants, and saying only the good should stay. Fortunately, in at least two other motions this weekend the party reiterated its view that *all* EU citizens should be allowed to stay, so I could vote for the motion.

After this was a Q&A session with Tim Farron. Mostly decent stuff, but it was nice that during a question about housing policy he talked about lack of skills and specifically said “immigration is good”, with no caveats or hedges, and got the biggest round of applause of the conference. Our policy on immigration needs improving, but we have the rhetoric right and that’s a good start.

After this came the Traditional Trident Fudge. As nuclear weapons policy isn’t a matter of purely *liberal* principle, but involves other principles and other factors, the party is split almost exactly between those who think nuclear weapons are great and those who want to get rid of them. So every two years there’s an almighty row and we end up compromising on a policy which makes no sense at all to anyone (and which gets satirised at Glee as “we believe in a part-time submarine” to the tune of Yellow Submarine). This happened again — Julian Huppert’s “delete the whole motion and replace with ‘get rid of nukes'” amendment was voted down, and a meaningless fudge voted for.

I left early to go back to the hotel and have a nap, unfortunately missing Glee Club as I wasn’t feeling well, and discovered that Chuck Berry had died, aged 91. I won’t be writing here about him, because I still can’t find a proper way of acknowledging both that he was the most important musician of the last seventy years, without whom almost none of the music I love would exist, and that he was a serial sex offender who caused incalculable harm to women (many of them underage).

The next morning started with an emergency motion on child refugees, calling on the government to restore the Dubs commitment and let unaccompanied child refugees into the country. I made a special effort to get to the conference centre early in order to vote for this. It passed unanimously.

Then came the Traditional Faith Schools Argument. Like nuclear weapons, faith schools are a sore point in the Lib Dems, as for historical reasons the party has more than its fair share both of extremely religious Christians and of strident atheists (this makes more sense than it sounds — Bernard Shaw once pointed out that the real division isn’t between the atheist and the religious believer, but between those who consider the questions of religion important and those who don’t — the atheist and the evangelist may have come to different conclusions, but they’ve considered the question, and that in itself makes them rare).

The party were presented with four different options, including an amendment by Julian Huppert which would essentially delete the whole motion and replace it with “no faith schools, ever”. There was an option to say “yay faith schools we love you”, a fence-sitting fudge that made no sense, and an option to say “faith schools can exist, but if they’re getting money from the government they can’t select pupils by faith, they can’t discriminate in hiring, and they can’t force any pupils to take part in worship or religious instruction, though they can offer those things if they want — basically churches can run state schools if they want, but they can’t force any religion on the pupils and have to serve all the community as equally as any secular school”.

The pro-faith-schools people lost the debate, and I do mean they lost it. It is possible to make a good, liberal, argument for faith schools, but the people who spoke didn’t seem interested in doing that. They kept saying things like “if we’re fine with businesses running schools, why not churches?” (to which the obvious reply, from Huppert, was “we’re not fine with businesses running schools either”), and in one case actually complaining of “liberal extremism” (not something that would go over well in a Liberal Democrat conference, of all places). There were also complaints that a Sunday morning slot for the debate discriminated against people of faith, which backfired rather spectacularly — if those people actually *meant* “people of faith” rather than “people of *my* faith”, then they’d have noticed that Friday and Saturday are hardly convenient for certain other faith groups either.

(I’d actually have been *very* interested to hear what Tim Farron had to say on the subject. It’s understandable that as leader he doesn’t want to step into that particular minefield, but given his strong religious convictions and equally strong liberal ones, I bet he’d have had something interesting to say, and would have said it well.)

More interestingly, all the arguments on the pro-faith-school side talked about the rights of parents, while those arguing against faith schools talked about the rights of children. In particular, Sarah Brown gave a speech (apparently very similar to one from Christopher Ward, which I wasn’t in the hall for) talking about her experiences at a faith school, being taught she was an abomination and would be damned to hell for eternity for being a trans lesbian. She was in tears, and the trauma of that experience is clearly still with her. Less moving, but equally persuasive, was someone whose name I didn’t catch, who talked about having taught for decades both in normal schools and in Sunday schools, and about his strong belief that only the latter should be used for religious instruction with the former being kept secular.

In the end conference rejected Huppert’s “scrap them all now” amendment, but voted for the “state-funded faith schools can’t force religion on pupils” option, which is a surprisingly strong position for the party to take, but one which is I think in line with our longstanding commitments to disestablishmentarianism and to true freedom of religion. There is a difficult balance to be made between having a secular state and wanting faith groups to participate fully in the community, and I think the motion as passed strikes that balance well, and manages to do so without fudging the issue.

There was then another Europe vote, this time on the proposals by our partner parties in the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe that UK citizens be offered an associate EU citizenship, with all the rights of other EU citizens. I voted for this, but only because the motion specifically said that any costs must be minimal, and many speakers for the motion made the point which concerned me most, that this should not be a life-raft for the middle class to climb on while leaving poorer people to drown. The motion passed, as did an amendment insisting that reciprocal rights be granted by the government to EU citizens living here.

After that was the leader’s speech, but instead I went to Not The Leader’s Speech, always the best bit of conference (before now I’ve travelled *just* to that, and not bothered going to the conference itself). This consists of Jennie Rigg and her friends going to the pub and ostentatiously ignoring the fact that the leader is talking in the conference hall. About thirty of us were there, and it was great to spend an extended period with friends old and new.

This has been an *extraordinarily* hard few weeks for me, with my grandmother’s death being by far the worst thing but with several other things affecting my mood rather badly. But there’s nothing that could have done more good for it than sitting in the pub for seven hours with a group of liberals (including several of my best friends) after a conference that reaffirmed for me that yes, I’m *definitely* in the right party, and that the party is definitely on the right course. I won’t mention everyone I saw this weekend, because I know I’ll miss someone, but there’s very little in the world like being around a group of intelligent, liberal, passionate, good people to convince you that maybe the world isn’t all bad.

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Mar. 21st, 2017 09:48 pm
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So this weekend I went to two synagogue services (in two different cities) and one church service, and I had a quiet going out for lunch and talking date with [personal profile] cjwatson and a bouncy metal gig date with Ghoti. And went to the cinema to see Beauty and the Beast and just about managed to squeeze in a little bit of time talking to [personal profile] jack. Um, it is hypothetically possible that I may have over-scheduled myself a bit.

I had fun, though )

Just One Thing (21 March 2017)

Mar. 21st, 2017 09:23 pm
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It's challenge time!

Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.

Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!

Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!

Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.


That dull thudding noise...

Mar. 21st, 2017 05:05 pm
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... is me beating my head against a brick wall in response to this tweet from Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister of State for Disabled People:

Yep, that's the Minister of State for Disabled People celebrating World Downs Syndrome Day by saying how 'inspiring' it is that a young woman with Downs Syndrome actually has a job. Disabilityconfident she isn't.

I may have been inspired to a rant about the objectification of disabled people as 'inspiring'.

Ooh, spinny.

Mar. 21st, 2017 01:49 am
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AKA I came down with another inner ear bug over the weekend. Fairly mild, I'm just very slightly dizzy when I move around, but annoying as I've a few errands I want to run now there's hints of spring in the weather and there's no way I could safely drive. I think I've had one bug or another more than I've been bug free this year, and that may well be true as far back as last September, which is getting boring.

So I mostly spent Monday dozing in bed, which seems to have helped, and there was an interesting sequential dream to keep me amused. 'Sequential' as I woke up several times during it, but the dream picked up once I'd dozed off again.

Slightly futuristic setting, the characters were the high command of Singapore's space navy (?!) until an attack with a WMD took out the top man, at which point his deputy has to take over, said deputy being something of a joke and alleged former crook. Unfortunately for the bad guys he's also Bruce Willis. So cue thorough reprisals, both individually against those who plotted the attack and collectively against them as a nation - I never did work out who the bad guys were, but my subconscious is saying South American. Some of the reprisals were slightly Cthulhu-esque, probably a result of the Laundry Files re-read I've been doing. It's interesting the places my dream-director chooses to go.

Hopefully I'll be over this buf soon, but if not I'll settle for a few good dreams.

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Mar. 20th, 2017 02:59 pm
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I met a cute girl yesterday at my queer writer's workshop. We took the same train home, so after the workshop we ended up talking for a good hour and a half. I don't know that there's anything there, but she was nice to talk to and made me smile. I hope I can make friends with her, and then... go from there. :)

Just One Thing! (20 March 2017)

Mar. 20th, 2017 02:17 pm
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It's challenge time!

Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.

Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!

Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!

Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.

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... presented as a series of e-mails, sent/received over the past week or so.

Read more... )



Mar. 19th, 2017 11:07 pm
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I got veggies and things and I made food and this was a happy-making thing. I’m going to post about that instead of the things that make me miserable.

(Contents: food, money, cooking, cooking as coping, cooking as not coping, worrying about food, FOOD) Read more... )


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