SpeakEasy of Shifting Sundays and Immigration Above the Tennis
9/8/14, Day 14,006 (Mercena Day 24): SpeakEasy of Shifting Sundays and Immigration Above the Tennis
Thanks to Marnie keeping Heather and Mercena company, I was able to attend Flux’s SpeakEasy (our irregular gathering of the Friends of Flux) at The Thirsty Fan last night. It’s always weird to leave the house, but our Facebook event promised better-than-usual attendance, and I was eager to see so many friends in a single place.
Well, we didn’t have great attendance, but we did have a really productive meeting, brainstorming new ideas for Flux Sunday as fans of tennis cheered the U.S. open on the floor below. We also discussed a new project with Judson similar to Understand Our Ground that we’ve begun developing concerning immigration. Mostly, it was great to be reminded that the beautiful Flux community lives and thrives and has not disappeared while we’re in babyland.
Speaking of babyland, yesterday marked a number of small improvements, most notably, a new addition to our SWAT diaper strategy. A friend suggested that Mercena might be getting upset because of the change in temperature, so that we should cover her with one of our bigger cloth diapers while we change her. And wouldn’t you know, it’s more or less worked! It’s always an arms race to keep our fussy baby nonfussed, but this is a sizable step forward.
Over all, she was a happier baby yesterday, and her active engagement times weren’t quite as radioactive. We also consulted the pediatrician about the white on her tongue (probably not thrush) and her five-plus poops a day (totally normal).
On the train to and from the SpeakEasy, I wrote 13 pages on KD and The Band, so I’m with striking distance of the finish line, and may complete the play this week…
Technique never stands still: it only advances or retreats…
Writing: 139 out of 175 days (KD and The Band)
Spanish: 128 out of 175 days
Music: 43 out of 80 days
What small things did I do yesterday to help build the Honeycomb?
(And what does it mean to “Help build the honeycomb?”)
- Ate and cooked local, organic, vegetarian food, and used cloth diapers for Mercena;
- Helped Becky organize and run the Flux Speakeasy;
- Researched who I’ll vote for in the primary today;
- Signed yet another petition in support of Net Neutrality;
- Signed a petition asking for Walmart to release the tapes of the murder of John Crawford;
- Thanked Panera Bread for adopting gun sense policies;
- Asked Google, eBay, Microsoft and UPS to stop donating to climate change denying politicians.