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Hi everyone! I'm a poet living just outside of Philadelphia. I have a day job that involves spending a lot of time in PowerPoint. I'm married and have three grown kids. I'm poetry editor at Barren Magazine. My links can be found here:

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The bunnies are also trying to deal with today's record high temps.

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You could think of Twitter as a kind of convention atmosphere. It's useful for putting your work in front of enthusiasts, for networking, for building a professional profile, but the same qualities that facilitate all that also make it hostile toward actually doing creative work.

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Seems like the perception is that Mastodon is an inferior platform for creatives because it's less powerful as a promotional tool. But that risks reducing creative work to its commercial function. In many ways, Mastodon is better for discussing creative work.

The sisters Franny and Zooey sharing the view one morning last January.

This makes feel a whole lot more chill about my ever-growing TBR pile.

Umberto Eco’s Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are More Valuable to Our Lives than Read Ones

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Are you using Mastodon through a computer?

Do you wish there was a multi-column TweetDeck-style interface?

There is! It's called the "advanced web interface" and you can activate it any time you want. It lets you add many specialised columns, subscribe to hashtags and all kinds of stuff suited to large wide displays.

Log into the website, go to Preferences > Enable Advanced Web Interface, tick the box and click "Save Changes".

(To restore the default single column interface, do the same thing but untick the box instead.)

This used to be the default interface on Mastodon, and very old articles about the platform will have screenshots of the multicolumn interface.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #TweetDeck #FediTips #Interface

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#Asemic #TarotCard 3. #AsemicTarotCard #asemicart #TarotCards #collageart #collage #scanography #digitalart #TarotCardArt #asemicwriting #art #MastoArt
Asemic Tarot 3 - Oregano Anishinabe
Reminder: These cards are very effective at anticipating/remembering #alternativetimelines, finding ruptures in #Hypertime or Derivative #Déjàvu #Tesseracts. It is best to record any insights using #Absurdist Doodles, or #Surrealist Automatism/Glossolalia.

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There used to be a lot of talk about how "addictive" Facebook is, but really, the company's "addictiveness" primarily springs from its ability to defend its walled garden and keep you hostage, by making the price of leaving severing contact with all the customers, communities and friends who stay behind.


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As much as I love Gibson's later work, I think this has remained my favorite of his novels; it is, perhaps, his most poetic.

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“Are you—are you sad?”


“But your—your songs are sad.”

—My songs are of time and distance. The sadness is in you. Watch my arms. There is only the dance. These things you treasure are shells.

“I—I knew that. Once.”

-- William Gibson, Count Zero

"The explorer who will not come back or send back his ships to tell his tale is not an explorer, only an adventurer."

-- Ursula LeGuin, The Dispossessed

"Mystery and clarity arrive together."

-- Rachel Eliza Griffith

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Imagine #libraries don't exist, but there's this person who thought of them and is trying to convince everyone else about them.

-Borrow books for free? People are going to steal them!
-You can just come in to use a computer? Well that's just going to be abused by freeloaders.
-Staff? Who is going to pay them? Why should my taxes be wasted subsidising access to books for people who haven't saved and bought their own?

How many amazing things do we dismiss? What is our society missing out on?

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