Just a reminder on this Indigenous People’s Day that the US military continues to occupy land on Okinawa, a kingdom that was colonized by Japan and subsequently used as a battle site by both Japan and the US until the US eventually started using it as a major base in the Asia-Pacific region.
Beyond horrific incidents such as military exercises gone awry that have led to deaths, US servicemen continue to commit crimes such as theft and sexual violence. There have also been talks of further base construction that would lead to filling in a chunk of the ocean ecosystem Okinawa is known for.
Okinawans are a native group with a unique language and culture (separate from Japan), and have faced waves and waves of colonialism and oppression.
That’s no small thing, no? —
to have lived through one solitude to arrive at another,
to feel oneself many things and recover wholeness. - ‘This is where we live’ by #PabloNeruda, from #Extravagaria
“What’s next, queer people will try to marry mountains?” Yes, apparently. Look at narindaism and her big gay belay agenda.
Oh, look at all the about-to states! Some of them have awesome climbing.
Well, climbing is my girlfriend.
Real cute, Colorado. #DenverTime (at RTD Wagon Rd Park And Ride)
A few years ago, I came across a chicken recipe that was so good, so notable, that I considered shoving the rest of the classic chicken dishes I love aside in favor of this poultry paragon. Was I guilty of gushing overstatement? Probably, but humor me for a moment. Four years on, I still think this is pretty much the best chicken recipe of all time. Let’s take a closer look, shall we? We’ll indulge in hyperbole together. This chicken is just that good.
Dear thesnackhouse, perhaps we can revisit roast chicken. When summer finally ends in California.
Rainy, 40-degree evenings = quality time here. #LanderTime #writing #reading