Made a quick meal from odds and ends. My kids want me to remember the recipe:

Mashed potatoes, salt, butter, sour cream, milk to taste and texture preference.

Brown and cut bite sized pieces of Andouille (sp?) sausage and chicken.

Add ~16 oz crushed tomatoes (pretty thick), 16 oz water, and 3-4 tsp Better than Bouillon.

Simmer.

Salt and pepper to taste. 2 Tbsp brown sugar (optional).

Various frozen veggies. Simmer more.

Recommend mixing the two parts on your plate or bowl.

One year ago this was a vacant old house. It burned, someone cleared the lot and leveled the dirt. It looks like they threw some seeds on it. Now we have this. I'm still amazed how fast things grow in Georgia.

I'm inordinately proud of how all the imperfections in construction, hanging, and painting make this door I made so much like the rest of the doors in our 100 yo house. 😁

Watching "Unorthodox" on Netflix. In the fourth episode, the main character starts starts singing one of the songs of the community she lost, and I was in tears. I have no idea what the song was about, but I do know how it feels to sing the songs of the community I have lost.

Making a custom door for our old house. It's not pretty, but I think it will be once it's covered with white paint to hide the flaws and match the house. And the glass panels and hardware will look good.

We have thousands of these obscure cellophane bees in our yard every March. They make little, mounded holes everywhere. This year I've seen bee flies whose larva feed on the bee grubs.

I'm trying to figure out a platform for creating open educational resource chemistry assessment questions. I want professors to be able to import and export the questions created with different learning management systems with all the learning technology and question test interoperability standards. So far, I can use D2L (supported by my school) with a clunky GUI editor. I'd love to enter LaTeX formulas with the mhchem package, but I can't find a platform I can access that has it integrated.

"Our model shows that a shuffling of resources so that the worst off are lifted up and the top end is brought down can dramatically reduce stealing, and hence increase trust."

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"Severe sentences can make individuals so much worse off that there may be no feasible legitimate way for them to ever regain the happy zone above the threshold. By imposing a really big cost on them through a huge punishment, you may be committing them to a life where the only recourse is ever more desperate attempts to leapfrog themselves back to safety via illegitimate means."

evonomics.com/why-does-inequal

I didn't learn about this MLK Jr. until I sought out his speeches in my mid 20s. I have lived in too many places that even resisted calling it Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but called it Civil Rights Day, instead. Places where King is honored to think of his victories as done. I hope to honor his fights against poverty, racism, and injustice that we are still fighting, today.

nytimes.com/video/opinion/1000

My creative energies, right now, need to go into course development. Not nearly as fun as researching and writing new things, but very necessary. 😛

Hi,
I just joined today. I'm trying to get things figured out and my profile all set up. I look forward to interacting with others here. .

I’m Lola - I was born and raised in Ibadan, Nigeria but have lived in the US most of my life. I teach biomedical informatics and work on AI in medicine and telehealth research.

I also write short stories - literary, historical, and speculative. My first book will be published in 2022 by Amistad (North America) and Trapeze Books (UK).

I love to travel, read, talk politics (I’m pretty liberal). I’m addicted to Scrabble. I speak Yoruba, Igbo and I’m learning Spanish on Duolingo.

Hey everyone! My name’s Molly and I’m completely new to Mastodon. I write song lyrics and poems among other things.
I’m excited to meet folks and use this space as an outlet for writing!

I'm TBYB; Don't want to use my real name and I'm too lazy to come up with a pseudonym.

I'll be honest here: I'm here purely for the writing and occasionally talking about what I'm up to. I get enough noise about politics, the news, and general internet drama daily.

I'm also here to overcome my crippling fear of inadequacy when it comes down to my own writings. All advice/feedback is welcome.

I flip between short stories, long-form reviews, and occasional journal entries. Anyway,

It's nice to see so clearly presented some things I had loosely come to understand over the last years.
-Capitalism vs. Socialism is not the same conflict as Democracy vs. Authoritarianism
-Both-sides-ism is a lie when it comes to comparing the Democratic and Republican parties in the US.

v-dem.net/media/filer_public/b

This is what I think about my thoughtful, moderate friends:

“What Facebook is not good at is analyzing outcomes of their indifference to things,” the former Facebook employee told me. “Again and again they try not to advantage one side or another, and only in hindsight do they discover the consequences.”

My favorite, regional news source is Scalawag Magazine. I've been supporting it for around 2 years. It helps me understand things outside of my experience. For example:
scalawagmagazine.org/2020/11/t?
I'm not a fan of this music, but I like knowing why it moves other people. My story isn't the center of change, but I'm trying to hear what people are feeling who need change the most.

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