Where is Appalachia?
Hint: It is not the same as the Appalachian Trail.

A recent discussion has led to a multitude of answers.

Every day I am trying to change the narrative of #Appalachia.

Here is where I think it is:

Opinions may vary!

Is the reddit protest over or just fizzling?


Fewer seem to be dark now.

Me: I'll just make a quick salad dressing before dinner.

An hour later, brushing off my hands, slowly lighting a cigarette, and taking a long drag ...

Me: Let me tell you a story about chopping four kinds of herbs I grew in the garden.

#cooking #gardening #HerbGarden

People who insult and harass Dr Hotez are dangerous. People need to understand that these attacks are driven by far-right, anti-democracy, white suprematist organizations and politicians. It has very little to do with actual vaccines.

A month until I get on a plane for the first time in four years and head to San Diego for Comic-Con.

The last time I left New England was in early 2019 when I was the keynote speaker at CUSEC in Montreal. That was also the last time I did any kind of conference-thing.

@NaturaArtisMagistra I find a subdued tolerance here that is increasingly rare on social media. I do find engagement from those heavily followed, and very good moderation.

It has been encouraging.

I also notice a large presence of LGBTQ folks, but a discernible absence of Black posters.

But like most social media, engagement is usually on other people’s terms. If I need to engage, I need to reply, or engage in conversations that others have started.

Not always, but far more often.

Did you know that #Appalachian English is a valid, interesting #dialect?

Maybe we should accept it the same way that you're intrigued by Catalan or the differences between Spanish in different countries?



*Black magic class*

Instructor: Today we will learn how to summon a hell hound.

Me: *whispers* 𝑢𝒐𝒐𝒐, 𝒂 π’ƒπ’†π’†π’π’›π’†π’ƒπ’–π’…π’…π’š!

Welcome any new people to my timeline I have yet to do an #introduction I'm 5 years into Mastodon now and loving it so much more than Twitter

I am into the third week of the 54th orbit of my carcass, Born December 14th in the week of Daniel,

My initials are the same as Diogenes Rocco and Catilina, All three heroes of mine

I am an air shaker, literally.

Inventing 'prepared air' music events, frequent poster on #art, #singing, #anatomy, #diverticulosis, #healing #autism, #breathing #opera 1/?

Time for a new #introduction post :blob_party:

Hi I'm Luci! :birb_heart:

I've recently made a lot of changes in my life so I'm not exactly sure how I'd want to introduce myself. I work remotely full time and spend a lot of time in the kitchen either #cooking or making #tea. I've practiced a variety of hobbies and have a lot of interests but my primary focus at the moment is #selfimprovement, #travelling, and meeting new people.

I was unhappy for a very long time and only recently came to terms with how deep that went. In no small part thanks to the lovely people I've met on this platform :blob_couple: I don't maintain much of an online presence anymore but mastodon holds a special place in my heart and I'd like to stay in contact with all of you. And absolutely loving cutie city's emojis :axolotl_love: :bh_flag_gay: :birb_oh_no: :blob_lampshade: :blobfox_coffee_sleepy: :frog_pansexual: :goose_bonk:

Here are a bunch of hashtags to help connect with people:

#flowers #running #anime #gaming #longhair #wfh #reading #books #pansexual #adhd #weed #animals #music

Yesterday I was looking for some information about HRT leading up to surgery and DuckDuckGo had a link to a Reddit comment that no longer existed.

And I think that’s when it really hit me how much this Reddit shit impacts me and other trans people. There is so much information about HRT, and GRS, and understudied phenomena that only exists in comments on Reddit. Life saving information. Invaluable medical information.

And some corporate assholes can just fuck with that on a whim.

I'm not sure what to think of this story. Our youngest always has a couple of dollars in his school lunch account until he doesn't β€” that is, he goes most of the school year without spending any money and then suddenly something prompts him to buy a snack or a side every day. He goes from +$10 to -$0.50 in two weeks β€” and my wife and I are so not used to replenishing the account that we forget at first, then botch the log in, then forget again...

ThisπŸ‘‡is unnecessary.

Some of the things President Biden has done:
Aided Ukraine against Putin’s invasion
The PACT Act
The Inflation Recovery Act (really a clean energy bill)
The infrastructure bill
A budget proposal to reduce the deficit

What Republicans promise:
Book banning
Persecution of marginalized people
Tax cuts for the wealthy
More gun violence
No rights for women
Destruction of public education

Easy call, old or not.

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