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Perish from the Earth

I have complicated feelings about many things today. This country is at the top of the list. I’ve never fully embraced the 4th of July anyhow and the racist Star-Spangled Banner, but this year? There are tanks in the nation’s capital and concentration camps at the border yet many white Americans are more upset about black mermaids and Nike. As Americans, we need to reprioritize and demand human beings seeking asylum are treated humanely. Donate to RAICES and contact your representatives (in Minnesota). Listen to the Seeing White and Code Switch podcasts to understand how we got here.

Another 4th of July, another CONvergence. But this year it moved from the suburbs to downtown Minneapolis, which means my son can take public transportation to and from. He was a little too eager this morning. He was up at 6am and out the door soon after, in full cosplay. I hope the bus drivers get a kick out of it. I’m working tomorrow so I’ve had a quiet day to myself. Had a lovely walk around the lake, identifying new plants with the Seek app. But on my way back to the car I encountered a horribly injured but still living squirrel. Big mood, right there.

4th of July with friends

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