This garden is freshly planted in once-barren soil, all full of hope, possibility, and precarity. With time, it may yet grow.Computers Music Organizing Tarot What is this?
I am trying to account for the body of a bird I knew. Human metrics for bird bodies tend to be comparative, since their purpose is to discern an individual spotted in the field, perched at some distance or in flight. I should say I knew a passerine about robin-sized, with a long narrow tail like a mockingbird. Depending on the light, the angle, and the season, his feathers appeared blue-gray to electric blue, with a warm gray belly, white neck, dark gray capelet, and white eyebrows. He had a little love song but far more often he had a shout. He was a California scrub jay.
The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance
As Robin Wall Kimmerer harvests serviceberries alongside the birds, she considers the ethic of reciprocity that lies at the heart of the gift economy. How, she asks, can we learn from Indigenous wisdom and ecological systems to reimagine currencies of exchange?
Branch, an online magazine
Branch is an online magazine written by and for people who dream of a sustainable and just internet for all.
Will a Native-led initiative spur an agricultural revolution in rural Alaska?
When Eva Dawn Burk first saw Calypso Farm and Ecology Center in 2019, she felt enchanted. Calypso is an educational farm tucked away in a boreal forest in Ester, Alaska, near Fairbanks. To Burk, it looked like a subarctic Eden, encompassing vegetable and flower gardens, greenhouses, goats, sheep, honeybees, a nature trail and more. In non-pandemic summers, the property teems with local kids and aspiring farmers who converge on the terraced hillside for hands-on education.
HomeGardening Taking Care of the Yard Framing & Hanging
Tabletop GamesCascade Dungeon Game
Toki Pona is a constructed laguage with a tiny vocabulary and a surprising amount of character.Toki Pona
Viossa is a "con-pidgin", an intentionally constructed pidgin produced by a friend group of linguists who decided to try to learn to speak with each starting only with languages that they didn't share in common. This video touched me in a way that really surprised me. Something beautiful, strange, and precious.Conlang Critic: Viossa
As I read more books, I'll be making pages for them and filling them with quotes I want to hang onto interspersed with my own musings.Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis (Forte & Gilbert, 1982) Notes on Sexual Hegemony (Chitty, 2020)
StoriesWe Have Evacuated, Have a Good Day Good ol’ Charlie B, a comic by Marina Ayano
This is where I place things that haven’t yet found their own page.
Fundamentally, my work here is about creating a stable foundation of technology that is reliable, understandable, and practical for an individual to build for themselves.
Open source, experimental, and tiny tools roundup
This is a list of small, free, or experimental tools that might be useful in building your game / website / interactive project. Although I’ve included ‘standards’, this list has a focus on artful tools and toys that are as fun to use as they are functional