I'm sick (testing negative for COVID though) and it's funny that the absence of a positive COVID test kinda makes me feel like whatever it is that is making me feel crappy is somehow... illegitimate?

weird times, to need a positive test to feel like feeling sick is justified
"well I don't have COVID"

"yes but I clearly feel unwell"

"yes but there are no tests for that"


"but this is how things *have always been*"
this is not me complaining about COVID or the need to test for it when feeling unwell

it's just interesting to observe this thought pattern in response to "feel sick" ∩ "test negative for COVID"
maybe this notation will make the rats think i am one of them

imagine this is a rat not a raccoon, but while still maintaining these sneaky raccoon vibes
sorry rats the only BEIS I know is...BEIS

this is a spoken joke isn't it

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13 Jan
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together" – Vincent Van Gogh

This is a thread of all of Vincent's paintings of sunflowers. 🌻

First series: The Paris Sunflowers

Sunflowers, study (F377), Oil on canvas, 21 x 27 cm, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Image
Sunflowers (F375), Oil on canvas, 43.2 x 61 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Image
Sunflowers (F376), Oil on canvas, 50 x 60.7 cm, Museum of Fine Arts Bern Image
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12 Jan
I have a horrible feeling that learning a whole bunch of stuff about Personal Knowledge Management and getting nerdy about tools and workflows has made me rather less effective at managing my personal knowledge
and if not less effective then certainly more anxious
maybe I just need to embrace @visakanv junkyard approach, I might just be a junkyard person

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12 Jan
I have a talking point that I want to bang on about more in different ways

that is "you can only respond to what you notice"

not being able to notice something (if it lies outside your awareness) renders you choiceless

expanding your capacity to notice things gives you agency
"expanded awareness" is experienced spatially, but extends just as effectively into conceptual spaces

if you can't notice the bus coming, you can't step out of the way

if you can't notice the belief you hold, you can't question it
if you can't notice your emotional responses, you will either be taken over by emotion, you will miss important information from your embodied self, or more likely, both
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14 Sep 21
Literally just had a nightmare about ghosts and woke up with my heart racing at 5am, how’s everyone else doing? 😂
No Oura I’m pretty sure I had more REM than that, because you know, all the ghosts
Yo @Grimhood if someone were to take too large a megadose of thiamine just before bed what might that do to sleep? 😂

I tried a new powder form in water and yeah probably underestimated how much was on the spoon thing
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13 Sep 21
I've decided to stop doing launches for my course for reasons I'll explain in more detail soon.

This means that my Alexander Technique online course is now available for purchase any time if you are the kind of person who might want to buy it.

There is hype in the quoted tweet
The fact that I can tweet and then someone gives me $250 is wild
I must use this power only for good
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12 Sep 21
The more time I spend outside the happier I feel.

The more time I spend inside the unhappier I feel.

I resolve to spend as much time outside as I can manage, even to the extent of changing my lifestyle, work and where I live.
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