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Written January 31, 2021, last changed May 9, 2021

This garden is freshly planted in once-barren soil, all full of hope, possibility, and precarity. With time, it may yet grow.

Computers Gardening Music Tarot What is this?

Ecology

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.

Frank’s Corpus

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?

The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance

Tabletop Games

Cascade Dungeon Game

Language

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

Reading Notes

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)

Cabinet

This is where I place things that haven’t yet found their own page, some roughly categorized and others not.

Framing & Hanging Good ol’ Charlie B, a comic by Marina Ayano

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.

Simplifier