The United States is operating concentration camps.

No, that is not hyperbole. No, that does not water down the term. I recommend this article about the history of concentration camps:

I have been really disheartened this week. I am trying not to get bogged down, though, and to do something productive to help. Here are some ideas:

Kevin Marks Kevin Marks on has a "send mentions" ui too (scroll down a bit)

Though YMMV with that - people have run into some 500 errors. I think we are moving away from that on in favor of using Telegraph (and maybe, too!)

Tantek Çelik Tantek Çelik on
@imogenheap nice meeting you @MozSF & thanks @brianbehlendorf for introducing us!
Appreciated Creative Passport focus on empowering makers — we’re hosting IndieWeb Summit @MozPDX June 29-30 for independent creators of all kinds!


stop sign with an up arrow pointing at a jacaranda tree, against a blue sky

Stop and smell the jacaranda trees

Currently reading: The Gospel of Inclusion by Brandan J Robertson (ISBN 9781532676093)

Finished reading: The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen: Opening Your Eyes to Wonder by Lisa Gungor (ISBN 9780310350439)

Ted Cruz Ted Cruz on
This is ridiculous. YouTube is not the Star Chamber — stop playing God & silencing those voices you disagree with. This will not end well. #LouderWithCrowder

What's ridiculous is you thinking a single website is "playing god" or that this situation in any way silences the homophobic voices.

Amelia Burger Amelia Burger on
if the right is gonna complain about "anti-conservative bias" on social media no matter what how about some platforms just go all in and make things they find "clearly hurtful" and "deeply offensive" against their TOS? websites don't actually owe anyone free speech

I think the short answer is the platforms like making money off the offensive content. :/

Giving EveryPlate a try thanks to Sheryl. First three meals coming next week:

We’ll see how this goes. I liked Blue Apron; the food was delicious, but the prep time was usually more like 45+ minutes. That got old since I’m only cooking for myself. It was nice having lunch the next day, though, since they’re meals for two.

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Hey! Take a break from work and tell us: what's a project you've made on the web that you're proud of?

I set up to post books you’re reading/want to read to your own site.

Want to read: Eve's Revenge: Women and a Spirituality of the Body by Lilian Calles Barger (ISBN 9781587430404)

neon sign reading “You’re weird, but I love you”

I would prefer “and,” but I still like the sentiment.

Latergram from the hotel in Austin in February.

Science Mike Science Mike on
Finally, I am ok. I am under good medical care. I am getting better. But, I also have to honor to say that my heart is literally broken for Rachel today. The pressure and pain I feel in my chest feels like a tremendous testament to who she was.

I'm glad to hear you are ok and taking steps to get better. And hoo boy, do I feel that "not good at being loved" thing. Thank you for your vulnerability. <3

Rachel Held Evans’ funeral was today. Her loved ones were gracious enough to arrange for it to be livestreamed so people around the world who were impacted by her could watch. I’m not sure the video is going to remain on YouTube long-term, so I recommend watching it soon:

Nadia Bolz-Weber’s words were powerful and I loved her benediction:

“Blessed are the agnostics.
Blessed are they who doubt.
Blessed are those who have nothing to offer.
Blessed are the preschoolers who cut in line at communion.
Blessed are the poor in spirit.
You are of heaven and Jesus blesses you.

Blessed are those whom no one else notices.
The kids who sit alone at middle-school lunch tables.
The laundry guys at the hospital.
The sex workers and the night-shift street sweepers.
The closeted.
The teens who have to figure out ways to hide the new cuts on their arms.
Blessed are the meek.
You are of heaven and Jesus blesses you.

Blessed are they who have loved enough to know what loss feels like.
Blessed are the mothers of the miscarried.
Blessed are they who can’t fall apart because they have to keep it together for everyone else.
Blessed are those who “still aren’t over it yet.”
Blessed are those who mourn.
You are of heaven and Jesus blesses you.

I imagine Jesus standing here blessing us because that is our Lord’s nature. This Jesus cried at his friend’s tomb, turned the other cheek and forgave those who hung him on a cross. He was God’s Beatitude — God’s blessing to the weak in a world that admires only the strong. Jesus invites us into a story bigger than ourselves and our imaginations yet we all get to tell that story with the scandalous particularity of this moment and this place. We are storytelling creatures because we are fashioned in the image of a storytelling God. May we never neglect that gift. May we never lose our love for telling the story. Amen.”

Nadia Bolz-Weber

Ricky Potts, CMAA Ricky Potts, CMAA on
What are you baking?

She just said: thumb.

Such beautiful, holy words being shared at Rachel's funeral. Sending love to her loved ones and all mourning. #becauseofRHE #RememberingRHE