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My Birthday

2020-06-26 14:51:14.779666+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

  1. the number of cards in a conventional deck, if you don't count the Jokers. The number of weeks in a year, modulo a day or so.

June 26th: The anniversary of Supreme Court decisions like Obergefell v. Hodges, United States v. Windsor, Lawrence v. Texas. The day after the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne & Arapaho people defeated Custer and his invaders at the Battle of Little Big Horn.

It's also the 52nd anniversary of my birth. Another trip around the an insignificant little star in the outer arm of one of a hundred billion galaxies, and an opportunity for a little navel gazing.

Square dancing, and calling, is on hiatus, and when social touch comes back into style it's pretty clear that whatever we rebuild from that may or may not draw from what we once new as square dancing.

I'm starting to do stuff in the workshop again, which feels super good, projects long on my list are flowing once more.

Work is decent. It's a product I believe in. We transitioned to working from home fairly well.

Aside from the lack of human contact, life is pretty good, personally.

I'm glad to see that the United States is finally taking some action to change the long decline into police state that it's been on. If I had to pick a cause for my birthday, that'd be up there on the list.

So do what you can to build community and justice and empower the people around you, keep making cool things, and we'll put one foot in front of the other and keep walking.

But, please: All the birthday cupcakes that I got yesterday have been delicious (a fantastic chocolate one from Doug, and amazing lemon meringue from Sandy, coffee cake from Phil and Kelly), but I really really need to shed about 20 lbs, so you can hold off on delivering more baked goods.

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