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🌿 You can call me Ash.
🔯 Jew :chick_magic: Witch. JewWitch. Moderately serious about both.
:blobcatpat: Mother of 2 cats and a number of houseplants.
:blobcatflower: More sincereposting than shitposting.
💍 Late 30s, married and mono, which surprises me as much as anyone else.
🙅🏻 I will cheerfully and supportively fave nudes and lewds, but please respect that monogamy thing. I am a flirt-free zone.
👩🏻‍🏫 Professional wordsmith and absent-minded professor.
:heart_pride: Bi :heart_bi: and :heart_agender: ready to be a genderless energy being, any day now would be fine.
💊 Chronically mentally ill: major depression and generalized anxiety
:chick_agender: "She" is totally ok, "they" is also pretty cool.
✨ SPARKLES ON EVERYTHING
⚒️ Smash capitalism.

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going into emotional labor. giving emotional birth to a small feeling that will some day grow into a beautiful & strong big mood

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Speaking of, happy Asexuality Awareness Week to all y'all ace folks, this allo dude here shall support you with :linkcheerB: tiny pom-poms :linkcheerA:

Poetry Time! Adrienne Rich, from "Yom Kippur 1984" 

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rock magic 

It kind of says something that every time I come back from a teensy Mastodon break there’s some blow-up I’ve missed.

One of the things I think it says is that a lot of people here are pretty committed to doing the hard conversational work it takes to make functional communities.

There’s something about the divine will instructing me to build a blanket fort that I can’t quite get over.

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Because there aren’t enough Jewish holidays in September, it’s almost time for Sukkot, the festival where you’re supposed to build a temporary shelter outside your house and spend as much time in it as possible to remember the exodus from Egypt. Advice for people who live in apartment blocks in cold climates (like me) literally suggests blanket forts inside as an alternative fulfillment of the mitzvah 🤔

myjewishlearning.com/article/c

There is a kitten next to me literally trying to bite everything in the world, and this makes it incredibly difficult to do my work. Pity me, for I suffer from the folly of valuing cuteness too much.

IN GENERAL academia is a really flexible place to work in terms of how you allocate your time and where you get your work done, which is great if you’re a nocturnal misfit like me BUT cancelling classes or rescheduling classes is such a pain that during the sacred length of the semester you can literally never get sick or like, take time off for holidays.

Which is to say, as part of being more observant I kind of feel like I should fast on Yom Kippur next week but I have to work.

OK Masto: my partner, who has never actually owned a game system, would like one. And me not having gamed in many and many a year, am not sure what to get. Details under the cut, please advise. 

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Duck duck go how to convince kitten that water dish is not bird bath, errr kitten bath.

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As a side benefit, this tends to keep the rambunctious 4m.o. kitten OUT of the bedroom, which—as much as I love tiny cat—is really beneficial for my quality of sleep.

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Several weeks after the shock of a kitten moving in with us permanently, my older cat has chilled out enough to resume all her peaceful hanging out with me habits, like wedging herself between me and my partner to sleep.

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@hope Judaism in general encourages a gentleness to the natural world we find ourselves in. As best as we can, we shouldn't bang about thinking we own the place, shaping it to our will. Shabbos and the laws of Muktzeh, the things prohibited for touching on Shabbos, is like this too. Don't touch anything, not even a blade of grass, because you don't know, perhaps God wants it to be just so, just itself that day

wireless charging 

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hot take 

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