E2, Brute?

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I left here for maybe a decade, just peeking in from time to time. I had tricked myself into thinking it was because there was less activity, or I had lost interest, or whatever other easy lie. The truth is, some of my favorite people were gone. Some of my best friends at the time left and never came back. I never mourned enough. I just rewrote history and tried to move on.

I've been thinking a lot about ephemerality lately. It's terrible and I hate it. My partner believes we'll truly become immortal in this lifetime. She has to, I guess. I have to. All of this lying to myself has created huge fucking holes in my memory, like I didn't exist for at least a third of my life. So many things have been created and destroyed just in my time. I fixate more on internet communities and websites and fun little art things that came and went, because no matter how sad that makes me, it's easier than mourning people. Then, it's easier to believe people just moved on and maybe forgot about me,…

"If we cease to rule others, we are in danger of being ruled ourselves." - Alcibiades

Between the years 431 and 404 BC, the ancient Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta fought against each other in a series of conflicts we know as the Peloponnesian War. This is a modern term that fails to convey the scope of the war, since far from being constrained to the Peloponnese or even Greece, the two sides and their allies would fight…

From a summer job I took, in Building Trades and Arts.

Learn to make cement by hand. Haul cinder blocks around. Learn the Pythagorean Theorem. Learn about geology. Haul rocks around. Learn never to call them just “rocks” in anyone’s hearing. Become less impressed with the Pyramids -- with enough manpower, you can build anything. Learn what “ashlar” means. Learn about how to polish walls. Wash powdered rock out of your hair for several days…

News for Noders

SciFiQuest 3022 is ongoing.

May 1: May day.

May 3: Happy birthday ImConfused!

May 4: May the Fourth be with you!

May 8: Happy birthday E2D2!

May 10: Happy birthday BIII!

May 14: Mother's day in the USA.

May 29: Memorial Day in the USA.

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April 12: Yuri's Night

April 22: Happy Earth Day, fellow earthlings!

April 23: Saint George's Day.

April 24: Happy birthday, Rancid_Pickle!

April 30: SciFiQuest 3023:Robot on the Mantelpiece starts as the month dies.

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March 14th: Pi day.

March 20th: The first equinox of the year.

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February 2: Brevity Quest 2023 starts!

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February 5: Happy birthday wertperch!

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January 1: Gregorian New Year.

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