jason’s wotw blog

wotw, leisure

And to tell the truth I
don't want to let go of
the wrists of idleness, I
don't want to sell my life
for money, I don't even
want to come in out of
the rain.

And with this delightful Mary Oliver quote, this little blog, bids you adieu awhile.
I want to go and play in the rain :)

wotw, APROSDOKETON is a figure of speech in which an expected word in an idiom is replaced with an unexpected one – e.g. “Rome wasn't built in a teacup”

have fun with the thread


wotw, gut punch

means something knocks the wind out of you literally a punch to the gut. means to be suddenly be emotionally wound up, because of something you see or hear.

like I am about to do to you …

wotw, antifragile

to be someone, who is more than resilient. to be someone, who thrives when the world breaks you!

to learn how, spend an hour and watch the videos below.

wotw, myth

the stories we tell ourselves as a culture, to explain what we could not really explain.

to help use make sense of the world, so that we’d not fuss over the unexplained and let us get on with our lives and make progress with the things we do understand.

wotw, kind

i can afford to get preachy this week, because i turned a year older.

so, be kind! to your parents, your significant other,
your family, your friends, the folks around you, to your dog and stray dogs and all the animals, to whoever you can. and most importantly

Be kind to yourself!

And while I think Bezos is a kook, his grandpa certainly was not.

My grandfather was a highly intelligent, quiet man. He had never said a harsh word to me, and maybe this was to be the first time? Or maybe he would ask that I get back in the car and apologize to my grandmother. I had no experience in this realm with my grandparents and no way to gauge what the consequences might be. We stopped beside the trailer. My grandfather looked at me, and after a bit of silence, he gently and calmly said, “Jeff, one day you’ll understand that it’s harder to be kind than clever.”

It’s harder to be kind than clever. So it’s no small thing I ask of you. Do a kind deed every day. Your life will be the better for it.

wotw, feminism

does not mean equality in the literal sense.
more for women to have the freedom, to be themselves.
the freedom, to work and play and live in peace.
means, a movement to get from under the thumb of millennia of social mores and things have always been this way, so suck it up.

means to actually live to the basic ideal of live and let live.

wotw, xenophobia

means the fear of things changing. the ability to not see the other side in an open hearted manner. causing one to become close minded and intolerant

and if you want to know if Nujeen made it?

wotw, lgbtqia+

from the LGBTQIA Info website

If you're just learning about sexuality, gender, and all these other things, they can be a little hard to remember. This acronym not only serves as a symbol of our movement for rights, but even as a memory tool for those who need a little help.

L – Lesbian. Lesbian is a term used to refer to homosexual females.
G – Gay. Gay is a term used to refer to homosexuality, a homosexual person, or a homosexual male.
B – Bisexual. Bisexual is when a person is attracted to two sexes/genders.
T – Trans. Trans is an umbrella term for transgender and transsexual people.
Q – Queer/Questioning. Queer is an umbrella term for all of those who are not heterosexual and/or cisgender. Questioning is when a person isn't 100% sure of their sexual orientation and/or gender, and are trying to find their true identity.
I – Intersex. Intersex is when a person has an indeterminate mix of primary and secondary sex characteristics.
A – Asexuality. Asexuality is when a person experiences no (or little, if referring to demisexuality or grey-asexuality) sexual attraction to people.
+ – The “+” symbol simply stands for all of the other sexualities, sexes, and genders that aren't included in these few letters.

wotw, intersex

basically means that we finally admit to ourselves that we humans come in all shapes and sizes and that we cannot really slot or categorise people into our narrow worldview and then judge them for not meeting our crazy expectations.