August 7th, 2020

Making progress.

I feel I have to apologize for mostly turning to this medium when I'm feeling creatively frustrated and need to vent.  While it *is* my metaphorical electronic living room, and I get to complain here if I want to, it's not polite to wait 'til the guests arrive and *then* start venting.  So, some good news:  I updated the Justice Oregon Facebook page ( ) on time ten times in a row, and was only one day late on the 11th post.  12th is tomorrow, and I haven't written it yet, which is one of the things I'm feeling bitchy about.  I'd started with a four-post buffer, and burned through it  almost immediately.  Maybe this coming week I can build it back up again; that would bean writing one post a day next week.  They're only about 600 words, that should be doable -- but I want to make every post six hundred words of relevant, coherent content, which is a bit tougher.

Housemate Liam and I now have a container garden on the porch; six 13" pots with pebbles, potting mix, and plants in them, tied to a just-reinforced porch rail.  The bell pepper is looking a bit sickly, but everything else is thriving nicely -- eggplant, basil, thyme, oregano, mint, scallions, and one other I'm forgetting at the moment.  And Liam bought a used car, which means we're no longer reliant on my freight bike to transport stuff.

I've clarified my idea of taking my Solarpunk Portland vision and doing an academic seminar with it, and am now writing the vision document the seminar will use as reference material.  I'll need to do two short (2-page max.) formal documents to accompany my application, but those will just be administrative summaries -- colleges want to see a syllabus, and everyone wants to see an abstract. More on the vision doc. shortly; it's being a bear.

So that's things here; how's by you?