I'm sorry for my recent absence. As far as excuses go, I have a few good ones I could deploy - I've been doing less "slacktivism" and more "activism," I'm actually dating professional jewel thief Selena Kyle, &c. - but one reason (and it's not a sexy one) is this:
You see, as part of the Urban Homesteader / DIY / whatever you want to call it ethos, knitting is both really cool and pretty handy. It consumes time, reduces consumption of $h!tty goods produced by slave labor, occupies my idle hands, and, if you have a modicum of skill (something I lack so far), you wind up producing a scarf, or a hat, or a handgun cozy -
- whatever strikes your fancy.
Jenn Stauffer, one of my best and oldest friends, responded to my "HALP HOW DO I KNIT THRAEDS" S-O-S, and an impromptu knitting circle and anti-social deviancy discussion group formed. Funny how community can flourish under the oddest circumstances and during the worst times (economically speaking).
Any old way, I promise to return refreshed and with my newly shed skin curing in the smoke shed by Monday. There's plenty going on in Salt City to talk about.
Monday is a big day! For example, Peaceful Uprising is hosting an open house for the community on Monday at 6:30 PM MST at their warehouse, the legendary Goathead Preserve. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you're more interested in learning about Utopian meeting structure, there's a consensus training facilitated by the Society of Friends (Quakers) Monday night at the downtown SLC Public Library at 7 PM MST. Among other resources they'll use is Peter Gelderloos' Consensus, which I can't recommend strongly enough.
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I realized recently I neglected two important things regarding that most fiendish of devices ever to bedevil the days of man: money. Scratch. Filthy lucre.
To donate to #OccupySLC, go here . Peaceful Uprising is unable to accept contributions at this time .
If you want to donate money to me to keep this whole bloggue thing going, go-HA! Put aside whatever you want to devote to THAT, and set it on fire. Don't give it to the needy, don't donate to a political cause - if it was specifically intended for me, set it on fire.
Have a pleasant evening - there's a strange groundswell of hope happening in most of the movements and groups of friends and people in general that I have encountered lately. Maybe they know something I don't know. Maybe I know something I don't know.