Idle Thoughts Friday 11Feb22

REGULAR BLOG FEATURES: It’s coming back to me now. Back when I blogged regularly I’d often have some sort of regular feature. I remember at different times I had Music Monday, Chanteuse Sunday, Politics Monday, Across the Tampa Blogosphere, Syndicated Sunday, Wednesday Books, etc. So, I think I’ll do an Idle Thoughts round-up on Fridays while I’m doing the 100 Days of Blogging.

POLITICS: I also used to write a lot about politics. Often the political gripe du jour would prompt some sort of comment or explanation or question. I don’t think I’ll be doing that this round. Y’all know how to get political info, and I’m not tuned enough to the local scene to provide anything useful.

MUSIC: Wednesday Night Song List looks like it might be a regular feature during these 100 days. About 5 or 6 years ago I stopped listening to music. Pretty much almost completely. This was weird because music has played an important role in various ways through my life. It’s really only a year or so ago I started listening again. It occurred to me today that I probably used to control a lot of my self-talk by singing to myself in my head. It was the period I stopped listening to music that my self- talk started becoming unwieldy.

THE FUTURE: Why is the Long Now Foundation so white? Like, I can kind of understand how it might have started out that way, but it’s 2022, and the amount of whiteness seems statistically abnormal. It’s a little hard to tell from the thumbnails, but the last 17 years of guest speakers is also overwhelmingly white. And only one talk on Afrofuturism? I remember when I used to be so enthusiastic about their projects, and now they just look creepy and weird. #OurCreepyFuture

(100 Days of Blogging: Post 011 of 100)

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