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  2. Mackie

    look!

    absoflippinglutely. :p
  3. Yesterday
  4. bess

    look!

    there has to be some of us to admire the other
  5. Mackie

    look!

  6. bess

    look!

    me three.
  7. Mackie

    look!

    mine, too, mad
  8. mad

    look!

    ...mine are just..notes. scruffy ones.
  9. Last week
  10. Mackie

    look!

    yes, i loved to look t it, too I very much admire his ability to lay out a spread and do it all by hand.
  11. bess

    look!

    Mr. Likespain is clever I browsed a lot there Thank you Mackie!
  12. Mackie

    look!

    Look at these wonderful notebooks! I am deeply jealous … (His website)
  13. Mackie

    snap! seasons

    yes, this brilliant new green just floating in the dark forest, so beautiful. And so many tiny folded green things popping up from the ground. I always wonder what it would sound like if we could hear well enough to catch lit. Tiny *plop*s, perhaps.
  14. Mackie

    snap! flora&fauna.

    oooh, a beauty.
  15. Goli

    snap! seasons

    There is, isn't there - and little things are popping up all over.
  16. Goli

    snap! streets&paths

    Yup - looks better, doesn't it?
  17. bess

    snap! seasons

    and lurrrv the snowy scenes and how nice they are in the past And Spring in the Forest is at present There is now that special spring glow through the new leaves on the trees
  18. Mackie

    snap! seasons

    Spring in the forest.
  19. Mackie

    snap! seasons

    a birdhouse house bird! cute! No, Miss Kitty clearly isn't fond of the wet white stuff. I do not blame her.
  20. Mackie

    snap! streets&paths

    ohhhh, so pretty. I deleted the three posts above so the page doesn't look so depressing
  21. Mackie

    The Daily Bugle

    it really is, and fortunately there seem to be a lot of young people picking up the slack now. I hope they are enough. :
  22. Goli

    snap! streets&paths

    Replacing the last fuckitbuckit of mine in this thread - from last Friday's trip out to Heronswood:
  23. Goli

    snap! seasons

    And a little birdhouse i bought on a trip along the Hood Canal:
  24. Goli

    The Daily Bugle

    The Starbucks debacle - i've been thinking about this for a while, since it hits close to home in a couple of ways. Starbucks is a Seattle business. Although i, er, hate their which tastes burnt even in their bottled frappucinos, some of my friends love it, and love hanging out at Starbucks. So much so that, on our lodge trips up to Burnaby, one particular Starbucks is the first (and only) pitstop on the way up. Normally, we all arrive in the normal driver's SUV, get out, go in, and some of us buy stuff and some of us use the restroom. Well, this month the normal driver wasn't driving. Someone else had to pick me up at the ferry, and it was decided that we would all meet up at the Starbucks. The driver of the day had a longish drive up to Seattle to start with, so she was running a little late. There's the person in every group who ALWAYS runs late, and did again. So, the one guy and I wound up sitting at a table in Starbucks, not buying anything, hanging out, waiting for a couple of people to join us. I think I DID use the bathroom (this location doesn't lock theirs) while we waited. So, since this Starbucks is in a little local area on a major traffic route, and IN the Seattle, blueish, liberalish area, and the guy and i are aging and white - ningun problemo. We hung out, sighed, looked at my watch and his cellphone wondering how late the other two would be, and when the driver arrived, SHE didn't order anything, and SHE used the bathroom. She's also aging and white. There weren't any dirty looks, from anybody. No employee hustled over to our table and asked if they "could help" us, not during the good twenty minutes or so before the driver arrived, not when she arrived, didn't order, and went to the bathroom. No police were called. The driver and i got tired of waiting for Mr. Tardyasusual, went ahead, ordered something, and eventually Mr. T arrived, hastily ordered something, and we all left, not thinking anything about it. None of us were black. And it was Seattle. So, two people waiting for a HELL of a lot less time than my party did, for a business meeting - a HELL of a lot more important appointment for them than our just meeting up to hit the road, and most probably planning to order something when everyone had gotten there - had the cops called out and were arrested. They weren't dressed any differently than most people who hand out at Starbucks, but they were young black men. Had this happened in, say, Alabama, I might have written it off. But this happened in PHILADELPHIA. I guess there IS a damned big crack in that Liberty Bell. This was a big wakeup call for Starbucks, and i think they've handled it as well as any corporation could have. AS a big wakeup call, for the entire corporation, and not as just an isolated incident. It should be a big wakeup call for this entire country. But it won't be. Hopefully, though, it will be a wakeup call for enough of this country to help get us back on :insertoldFOPtrackicon: Some of us thought these battles had been won fifty years or so ago. They weren't. We are TFO to do much now, so it's time for a new generation of activists.
  25. Goli

    snap! seasons

    And safely under the chair - as you can see, not too thrilled with the pretty white stuff:
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