If we were having tea, I would tell you….Read More
Spring is arriving earlier, according to this report from the state of Maine. The climate in Maine is changing where summers have gotten hotter, and winters “becoming warmer and less snowy”, according to the report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).
The changing climate in Maine will impact its agriculture. Warmer temperatures create heat stress on “economically important crops,” according to UCS.
Fishing for cod will become harder for Maine’s fishermen. Warming Gulf of Maine will decrease cod stock, according to UCS. Additionally, Atlantic salmon will have many challenges getting upstream due to short-term droughts, the report said.
Recreation in Maine will also take a hit. Maine will no longer have long ski seasons due to climate change in Maine the report said. Snowmobiling will also get cut short as the winter warms up.
Climate change in Maine will also challenge logging and forestry. “Mud season” will last longer making logging difficult, according to the report.
Air quality will decrease and diseases carried by mosquitoes and ticks will increase, UCS said.Read More
This week…I started a new job!Read More
If we were to have tea together, I would tell you that I’m applying to jobs. I am going to graduate from four year college in May, and I am preparing myself for that big leap from school to job.Read More
I believe that the world is interconnected and intersectional – if you will. This type of belief stems from feminism. Feminism is a political movement aimed at treating women as human beings with thoughts, feelings, emotions, and agency. The term “intersectionality” refers to how discrimination can intersect gender, race, class, age, etc.Read More
If we were having tea, I would tell you that yesterday, I saw my grandmother. She has dementia. It was a bit hard to talk to her, but she seemed okay to talk to me and my sister. Today, I think I will take some time for myself. My husband is going to game group.Read More
Here are my principles of my faith:
- Xenia refers to hospitality and offering your home to a guest. To me, in terms of my religion, I want my oikos, my house, to accommodate the Gods. This is practicing xenia.
- Kharis refers to underserved kindness, grace, and life. In my religion, it is the kindness I show the Gods. Kharis is the bond between me and the Gods. Kharis is the act of giving to the Gods to show my appreciation and thankfulness. When I petition the Gods, I often give them an offering.
- Arete refers to doing your best — you’re absolute best. I try to bring that into my worship. When I am sick, I don’t usually worship the Gods because I am not at my best.
- Eusebia refers to living piously. It is vital in my worship to praise the Gods every day unless I feel sick that day for whatever reason. I tend to give food, essential oils, and I pour water libations (into the garden after ritual). Giving gives me great joy.
- Eudaimonia refers to happiness. I feel happy when I do all of these things in my worship. This word also means “human flourishing.” It is a process. For me, when I give to the Gods, I feel happy. When I am thankful for what I have and give back to them – meager offerings I might add – I don’t expect anything in return. I am thanking them for what they have done for me whether I know it or not. Because I feel that the Gods know best, I don’t usually petition them for help unless I feel I absolutely need it. Not asking for anything tends to give me the greatest happiness. (This is just from my experience. I am not saying that everyone should feel the same way).
I got a job for the spring semester! For what’s it’s worth, it was the first job I applied for. It sounds like something I’m looking for.Read More
As a literature review, this paper reviews two studies of online feminist communities: “The Cyber-Ethnographic (Re)Construction of Two Feminist Online Communities” by Katie Ward and “Searching for Safety Online” by Frances Shaw. To tie together the results, conclusions, and theories of the two prior studies that Ward, and Shaw conducted, I wrote an auto-ethnographic reflective about my experiences maintaining my online feminist community called “We Are Feminism” that I established on a Discord. The goal of this literature review is to understand the research and literature, and how the researchers who conducted the studies use the theories of communication.Read More
I know, I know: I have not published anything in a while. That’s because I am working on my report about the effects on online harassment on feminism today, and I am finishing up my semester at college. Also, I am looking for an internship/part time job, or a full time job since I plan on graduating this spring! Wish me luck!Read More
Protein folding is something that happens in our bodies every day, every hour, and perhaps every minute, but it’s so complex that it takes a computer hours (or even days depending on what researchers are looking for) to figure it out.Read More
We’ve all heard about the naturalist, Charles Darwin, and his voyage on the HMS Beagle. He looked at some finches. He found out about natural selection. He wrote a book. What was it called?Read More