I’m unjustifiably grumpy today. Maybe it’s the lack of sleep, or the hours of cleanup after angsting jealous Todd, or the lack of three-day weekend, or cleaning out old files including photos from past relationships or apartments (they weren’t bad necessarily but god how did I live; maybe seeing how much more myself I’ve become should cheer me up?), or just the impending doom of a birthday reminding you time is passing while you’re still trying to sort out wtf you’re doing on the planet.

Not even music or chocolate or celebrating with friend of 20 years born one day earlier (all generally reliable mood boosters) could lift my spirits.

But then I suddenly craved Into the Woods and knew it would do the trick. Nothing like a syncopated vaguely apocalyptic filial/parental failure musical to brighten your day while cooking the week’s dinners. Worked like a charm. I feel like crying but also way better.

The present-day Heathen burial ground of Iceland’s Ásatrúarfélag, or Asatru Fellowship, which acknowledges the Germanic Gods and Goddesses of their ancestors, the Norse settlers of the country. These dieties include Odin, Thor, Frey and Freyja, amongst others.

The picture shows stones in the shape of a Viking ship, with a tree about where the ship´s mast would be and, in the foreground, a grave with the Sunwheel logo of Ásatrúarfélagið. Photo: Haukur Þorgeirsson, 2009.

The Ásatrúarfélag reports that, as of October 2016, it had 3,462 members, up from 3,101 in September 2015, an increase of nearly 12% and now totalling more than 1% of Iceland’s population.

remember that time a bunch of zionists came to my blog to yell at me for blogging about the man who assaulted me, to tell me I was lying about being sexually assaulted, and to wholesale fabricate a story about me stalking him?

lol that was a good time

news update, my attacker is still scum and israel is still founded on settler colonial genocide whoop whoop

If you ever feel bad about your job performance remember that for all 8 years of his presidency George Washington had to write his constitutional responsibilities on the palm of his hand and frequently checked it during cabinet meetings.

111516 – last week was rough. in light of the election: stay safe, keep your head up, look out for yourself & your people. remember difficulty is finite.
good things that happened last week: the shows were a big success, made some wonderful new friends, & the ice cream shop i work at has pistachio toffee again. good things coming up: seeing my family for thanksgiving break, getting the book club up & running, reading more discworld.

To talk even of decolonisation is inappropriate in the case of settler colonies like Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada. In these cases, the colonisers or invaders did not leave, and no real dismantling of the forms of colonialism has taken place. Although there are significant differences in the recognition of native title in each case, they remain nation-states based on invasion and the appropriation of Indigenous peoples and their land.
—  Sara Ahmed, Strange Encounters (183)

Some people are surprised by the latest so called law by the Knesset of settler colonial apartheid Israel retroactively legalizing the theft of Palestinian land in the West Bank. The truth to be said is that settler colonial apartheid Israel has been colonizing and stealing Palestinian land even before 1948. Palestinian stolen land is being held by Jewish organizations for the benefit of Jews only and for building colonies for Jews only. The stolen land has been ethnically cleansed of Palestinians by brutal force and massacres. The surviving Palestinians are prevented to return to their property by settler colonial apartheid Israel. Colonization, ethnic cleansing, segregation, and settling of colonists on stolen land are war crimes under international law. Why western powers are silent on the issue? Being silent does not absolve these countries of their moral, legal, political and economic responsibilities. The time will come when Palestine will be liberated, the Palestinians will return to their property in Palestine, and the interrupted glorious Palestinian legacy will be restored in all of Palestine!