US liberal pieties
...If you can't make that appointment, you may have to make a case to them for why and depend on their accepting that to even be able to reschedule. And rescheduling puts you at the back of the queue for that particular hurdle, so it can set your application back months. Between fingerprinting, interviews and ceremonies, the green card and citizenship processes require a minimum of three appointments each if all goes well. ...
Broken Earth series spoilers
Is it just me, or when you read https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/19/06/11/2246257/us-report-finds-sky-is-the-limit-for-geothermal-energy-beneath-us does anyone else go "oh, so that's how it really starts...."
@alpine_thistle I was going to ask how your gardening went this weekend but I see now you posted pictures, looks good!
ST:TNG S4E23 "The Host"
Good news, Star Trek! It looks like we didn't quite have to wait for the 24th century before being OK with loving people who change their bodies (in this case, it's the Trill introduction and Crusher falls in love with the male host, who dies, and is all NOPE to the new female host despite knowing it's the same person).
Another book to put on the hold list, Waste Tide by Chen Qiufan
Woo-hoo! Time to get #AmReading on The Broken Earth book 3, eBook hold just came in.
@alpine_thistle Hey, how are your strawberries going? Our season has ended, so I'm curious how yours (and the rest of your garden) is doing!
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An edible gardening update. First, learn from my mistakes. Put your soaker hoses away for the season. The fabric or flat ones last better than the semi-rigid tube ones. Aside from needing to pickup and run a new hose for them, the tomatoes are planted and done now. The parsley came back again this year and I put some basil in that planter too. This is year 5 of our strawberry plants and I think we might harvest maybe 2 dozen strawberries this year.
Here's some Friday #florespondence of sunflowers. Last year in this particular bed I put down approximately two packets worth of sunflower seeds and we got... very little. this year, I did nothing and we have tons of sunflowers.
Welp, now I'm in for it. Based off of the book list from @lapis I suggested my library buy a bunch of autism books. I also checked "don't hold for me if you buy it". Good news, they purchased at least "All the weight of our dreams : on living racialized autism", bad news, they held it for me, and I think I will feel real bad if I don't in turn actually check it out and at least give it a cursory read.
LeVar Burton reads Saladin Ahmed's "Mister Hadj's Sunset Ride."
Noooooo! My hold for "The Obelisk Gate: The Broken Earth Series, Book 2" is ready now, but I'm only up to the third part or so of the #SFFBookClub book. Time to put a calendar reminder to checkout the hold in a few days.
It was quite foggy this morning so we stopped down by the Cape Fear river this morning for coffee and a pastry and #florespondence
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