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Jun. 28th, 2017 04:57 pm
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It's all very well saying, "I shall update at least weekly!" The trouble is finding something interesting to talk about when your life is all PhD research and house hunting. We're still awaiting the s32 for the flat I talked about last week, and nothing else interesting has come on the market. I know that winter is traditionally a slow time for real estate, but it really sucks when you're desperate to buy.

I spent last night in Warragul with Mum and Tricky. When I got there, they weren't speaking to each other after a very barky morning ;) When Mum is cross with him, Trick always sits by me with a look of "See, Tara's not mad" on his face, which is very manipulative of him and very smart :D

I have been enjoying being back playing Dragon Age. I'm not loving aggressive Hawke and am very glad that I'm playing a female character for this run-through because I have issues with aggressive men and really don't want to be playing one. Still, I want to try all of the personality types once and I shall play sarcastic Hawke forever once this run-through is done. I have definitely decided to romance Merrill, because she just works better with this Hawke, although there is zero sign of Hawke getting anywhere with that yet and I'm about a third of the way through act two. It's very different to romancing Anders, who basically throws himself at you, or Fenris, where there are heaps of flirt options to choose. Still, Merrill has the best accent of the lot of them, so she's worth a little more work ;P I feel very accomplished because I already have Fenris at 100% friendship, which is no mean feat when you're playing an aggressively pro-mage run with a blood mage Hawke :D

I'm also watching quite a bit of The Bill right now, because it's like a warm blankie to me. I've watched through s1-3 and started on s4 last night. I am a bit sad at the moment because s4 means no more Galloway and he's one of my favourites. Oh well, eventually he will be reborn as John Boulton... and then messed up by the dreadful character changes at the end of his run.

We're also watching Next Gen s3 together at the moment, so I have lots of special interest support right now at least :)

June Sundown Healing Arts Newsletter

Jun. 27th, 2017 09:35 pm
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Even if we missed out on learning how to be calm as babies, it is not too late for our nervous systems to learn about rest and regulation as adults.
Find Calm: Practice Rest and Regulation

New book response at Curious, Healing. Have you read this? Comments welcome!
Video on co-regulation
Bonnie Badenoch, psychotherapist and professor of interpersonal neurobiology, warmly explains co-regulation and polyvagal theory in her video How to Feel Safe in Your Relationship. Thanks to Donna Norfolk for the link.

Curious, Healing is a blog, and you're welcome to comment there or here about the books. The articles don't have a comment section. You're welcome to comment here or send me email with any thoughts.

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48127 ~ Back to Regular Life

Jun. 28th, 2017 03:31 am
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It has taken me until this past Sunday night to be able to face sending out thank you notes and programs from the 1 April funeral to everyone else. I still have estate paperwork to handle, but at least the personal stuff is done. I had expected to be done with everything by the end of May, but I have

Neither Wolf Nor Dog

Jun. 27th, 2017 06:33 pm
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Went to see Neither Wolf Nor Dog at Vancouver's old time Kiggins Theater. (Summary linked, and quoted below.)

Can't remember the last time I saw a movie, in a theater or out of it. This one was sparsely attended, and therefore fragrance-free enough for me, yay.

This movie is worth seeing. It is much more up close and personal than the summary implies. The Native Americans are saying, "Look at me! Look at us! We are PEOPLE. These atrocities happened to me, to my family. See us!" The white guy is saying "privilegeprivilegeprivilege oh wait maybe I'll see you a little bit."

I'm so glad the Native American folks got to tell their stories and show their lives and landscapes. I hate that the story centers on the white guy's narrative. He's the one who changes as the Native Americans instruct him.

The cinematography and secondary part acting are bare-bones. For me, that emphasized that these are real people, this really happened, this is the landscape where it happened.

Summary )
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*The Kathy's Matcha Chat series is sponsored by Encha Organic Matcha I am really happy with this month's Kathy's Matcha Chat video (episide 4) because I really get back to basics when it comes to matcha. Today I share the three main tools you can use for making matcha. And when I say 'matcha,' I mean both traditional matcha tea (water + matcha) or a matcha latte. I will also share my go-to matcha latte recipe (the one I use every day) and also our monthly giveaway is ahead. (I also share a pretty matcha iphone wallpaper image).. Read more »

This is a summary, images and full post available on HHL website!
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A few days ago, Mum found out that she may have a close blood relative she didn’t know about, who was the product of an affair and put up for adoption after he was born. Details are sketchy but we worked out from his birth year that it’s possible his birth parents met at a party my mother’s parents threw. 

I only know all this because she asked me to look into him and make sure it wasn’t a scam, and while it’s not a scam it’s also fucking uncanny how similar he and I are – not just physical appearance but hobbies and personality (as much as you can get personality from a facebook and a blog). He’s ten years older than me, but otherwise we’re pretty similar. 

I emailed her like “I think this guy’s on the level, he’s just looking for a missing piece of his family” and had to stifle a strong urge to be like “Also I want to hang out with him, so be nice.” 

I hope Mum likes him, I want to be his Facebook Friend. 

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Okay. Okay, this thing that I've been pouring hours into for more than month -- it's here. It's finally live. I am so proud of it. I am already thrilled and overwhelmed by its reception!! It definitely started with a late-night annoyed tweet, and now it's a 2,000-word examination of how and why we form and curate cultural memory. Thanks, Wonder Woman!

"Why Do So Few Hollywood Movies Take Place During WWI?" - Pacific Standard (a very big deal!!)
Going to the movies became a ubiquitous means of participating in patriotic culture closer to World War II. The Great Depression halted most memorial-building in its tracks, as memorials required huge local investments. In the 1910s, when movie palaces were still new, they became sites of moral panic for civic and community leaders concerned about sexual looseness and the corruption of American youth, even as only about one-third of the total population attended each week. However, by the 1920s, that number rose to half, and, by the 1930s, two-thirds of Americans took weekly trips to the movies. During WWII, studios supplied hundreds of fictional films torn from the headlines.

Simple, hagiographic narratives about the war predominated. In titles like So Proudly We Hail! (1943), Hell Is for Heroes (1962), and Saving Private Ryan (1999), WWII was "the good war," waged by the U.S. to crush fascism and imperialism. Hollywood did work closely with the War Department to produce pro-war documentaries during the war. But, historically, even films that are not government-funded, or those that have questioned American wars, have largely refused to condemn those who fight it. It is perhaps easier for film studios to sell a vision of Americans as principled heroes fending off all-threatening evil, rather than naïve young men fighting in a conflict of ambiguous nobility.
There's so much more! I got to talk to some amazing people! My job doesn't pay bupkis but the work can be so good!! (And if you feel inclined to share, you can credit me at [twitter.com profile] ejbergdahl.)

"The Knowledge That...

...the atoms that comprise life on earth - the atoms that make up the human body, are traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core under extreme temperatures and pressures. These stars- the high mass ones among them- went unstable in their later years- they collapsed and then exploded- scattering their enriched guts across the galaxy- guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself. These ingredients become part of gas clouds that condense, collapse, form the next generation of solar systems- stars with orbiting planets. And those planets now have the ingredients for life itself. So that when I look up at the night sky, and I know that yes we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

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