@thor I can totally relate, I did the same thing! Working for a corp sucks the life out of you. Hang in there, it will get better. :)

Underneath this lies the half−conscious belief that language is a natural growth and
not an instrument which we shape for our own purposes.


George Orwell

MOST PEOPLE WHO BOTHER with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way,
but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it. Our civilization is decadent,
and our language−−so the argument runs−−must inevitably share in the general collapse. It follows that any
struggle against the abuse of language is a sentimental archaism, like preferring candles to electric light or
hansom cabs to aeroplanes.


I wrote something about one of my favorite bands last night, and they said thanks on Twitter. So I feel kind of seen today! :) Thanks, The Paper Kites. Y'all make fantastic music.


Mark Cuban just joined . The future has arrived! Check out our playlist here: audius.co/kristeraxel/playlist

If you join, and upload your own music, let us know so we can give you a bump. :)



Fourteen seats held by Democrats and 20 seats held by Republicans are up for election in 2022. 


Blunt, Roy (R-MO)
Boozman, John (R-AR)
Burr, Richard (R-NC)
Crapo, Mike (R-ID)
Grassley, Chuck (R-IA)
Hoeven, John (R-ND)
Johnson, Ron (R-WI)
Kennedy, John (R-LA)
Lankford, James (R-OK)
Lee, Mike (R-UT)
Moran, Jerry (R-KS)
Murkowski, Lisa (R-AK)
Paul, Rand (R-KY)
Portman, Rob (R-OH)
Rubio, Marco (R-FL)
Scott, Tim (R-SC)
Shelby, Richard C. (R-AL)
Thune, John (R-SD)
Toomey, Patrick J. (R-PA)
Young, Todd (R-IN)



We all owe a big debt of gratitude to Ms. Abrams and her colleagues at Fair Fight. If not for them, Mitch McConnell would still control the Senate and he would be able to obstruct Joe Biden’s effort to stamp out the pandemic and every other effort we need to restore this country and move it forward.

Stacey Abrams not only deserves space in this paper, but in all media. What she says about restoring democracy is completely reasonable and vital in importance. Denying it is not rational or objective.

We need to replicate it in the 49 other states as much as can be done. #StaceyAbrams #FairFightAction

Opinion | Stacey Abrams: Our democracy faced a near-death experience. Here’s how to revive it:


@reay we’ll be there! I think your timing is spot on. winter is a realistic expectation in terms of timing, I think, the way things are going right now. How glorious it will be to do fun things in public again. 🎉🍻


@top Ottawa's got a lot going for it. Fingers crossed that we'll have Covid well enough under control by next winter that my family and I can go there again for what had been a tradition of attending Winterlude.

This Robinhood thing is wild. 👨🏻‍💻


I don't share many petitions but this one is really important.

The American Postal Workers Union is looking for signatures for this petition to President Biden asking him to quickly fill the vacancies on the USPS Board of Governors with progressive, capable people.

If the three empty spots are filled correctly, Republicans will be in the minority and Louis DeJoy, the Postmaster General who has caused so many problems for us and postal workers, will be depowered.

Give it a sign, please. 🖋 #Unions #PostalWorkers

The American Postal Workers Union - Sign the petition for a pro-postal pro-worker Postal Service Board of Governors:


Hello fediverse - in my spare time I curate a podcast of stories and poems from indie authors - a new episode just dropped - chillfiltr.com/podcasts/episod

Have a listen if you like indie literature! cheers -


It's called Tell Me a Story - online at: TellMeaStory.link


@TonyStark @MariaHill Part of the reason we ended up with -45 and the worst covid situation in the world is that too many people just want what they want, caring nothing for how they get it or how it might affect others. That isn't a good way to operate in any part of society because everyone has to co-exist with other beings. Maybe more people need to read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or watch one of the adaptations, and really pay attention to the message. youtu.be/5wAlQf4WdiE

Hey @tootleapp Where do drafts go? I just saved a draft and now I can’t find it. 😱


At work today. Now watching over a playground of elementary school children. Laughing, running, playing with not a idea of what just went on.
You know what? Feels pretty good.☕️😉

So my family's application to enter Canada was approved today - the first day of Biden's new administration. Coincidence? I don't think so! See you in Ottawa. We'll be there in May. 😎

Interesting piece on Joe Biden in Newsweek today. Love him or hate him, I think Sirota asks some important questions.


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