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Bits & Pieces - 6/14/24

So, on a personal note, other than this website (and perhaps the long-gone psychicfuguestudio.net website), this YouTube music playlist is the most seen thing I've ever created on the Internet with 9,600+ views as of today, 6/14/2024. I called it "A Luxuriant Feeling of Deepness Sinking into a Late Summer Dusk", 61 songs, 5 hours. Featuring heavily music by All Them Witches, Nine Inch Nails, Florence + the Machine, the Chemical Brothers, and several others with fewer tracks.

Site traffic in the last 30 days according to Cloudflare has been 2.28k unique visitors, 31.39k request, of which 22,684 (72.27%) were requests for HTML -- high fractional amounts of non HTML requests would probably indicate more automated than human visitors (probably used to be the case before 2019 although my memory of where those numbers blurred into the no-longer-extant psychicfuguestudio.net numbers is vague). Top 5 traffic sources for the last 7 days: #1 Germany, #2 United States, #3 China, #4 Singapore, #5 Ireland. Top 5 traffic sources for the last 30 days: #1 United States, #2 China, #3 Hong Kong, #4 Germany, #5 Ireland (Cloudflare still tracks Hong Kong separately from the mainland).

From my facebook on 5/29/2024 - "Build Your Own Army: A Conversation with the States Project’s Melissa Walker":

"an entire state chamber [either state representatives or state senate, of which there are 99 in the US' 50 states] can often be flipped for less than the cost of flipping one seat in congress" - much talk about 'giving circles' - Melissa Walker of statesproject.org "i tell people who have started a giving circle that they have turned on a porchlight for strategic political giving in their community. it is a gift to everyone around you because everyone is looking for a way to not just be a witness to the destruction of our democracy. so turning on that porchlight, gathering your people in a strategic way, it is incredibly important, and again, it is a gift to your friends and your families and your networks for you to become that leader for them." same video as below on MeidasTouch, different title

I'm getting towards the end of my 1,000 'Victory 2024' stack of postcards getting sent out - here is an example of the content I'm doing right now. The text blocks are printed, cut and attached with a gluestick so I'm flexible to change them at will, not be stuck with one message for the whole order. And it's much faster than custom writing, or even writing duplicates of the same stuff over and over. Eventually I started also printing and gluing the addressee blocks too, although the addresses and names of recipients still have to be found and copied/pasted or typed manally. A paper slicer is essential for this work... And don't use your sewing scissors to trim the edges - paper makes scissors dull fast. Still work fine for paper but not so much fabric and plastic.

Since I started numbering and initialing them after #500 (may have miscounted somewhere and the numbers run a few dozen over 1,000). I think for my second printing I'm going to redraw the same thing but somewhat more refined, so that they will, in fact, be signed limited edition prints. Jury still out on if second printing will be 500 or 1,000. But... there will be runoffs and 2025 primaries, so even if I don't get through the second printing by election day they will still be relevant. The cards currently being sent out have excerpts from my poems "We", "Iris of the babbling brook Loquacia", and "The Set of Modernistic Identities" which can be found in whole at https://lostinmist.blog/we, https://lostinmist.blog/iris, and https://lostinmist.blog/set

postcard front - will add description later
filled in postcard back with printed and glue-sticked text block and dummy address, handwritten URLs, numbering, 'fotune' glyphs and glyph titles. detailed description to be added later.

[Below] The porch plants, the Dame's Rocket, and the morning glory I've been growing indoors since Winter (but it just will not flower inside, sadly). Dame's Rocket turns out to be foreign and somewhat invasive even though it arrived in a native wildflowers seed blend. The Dame's Rocket has now stopped flowering so it and the giant grass, tree sapling and various other weeds need to be removed. It takes some sweat but less time than you might things to get most of the unwanted biomass out. Obviously if I was tryng to ridmyself of 100% of the weeds and grasses that would take forever, so I don't do that. Couple cucumbers, a zucchini, an anaheim/poblano pepper, 2 parsely, chives and 3 morning glory buckets. Tomatoes do not do well in buckets - the plants are fine but the fruits are small and often start going bad from the bottom point before they're ready to pick so I'll just be getting tomatoes from Dad's place. With three plants he'll have far too many and my extra cucumbers can find a home at the houseless and low income resource center I've started volunteering at. [porch plants and morning glory vine boosted for brightness and contrast]

Porch vegetables herbs and morning glories in five gallon buckets with many holes drilled in them.
dames rocket purple mass flowering in front beds plus window signiage including 'protectdemocracy.org' and a light up letterbox saying 'new aid 4 ukraine victory' next to 'ASAP!
closer up view of one dame's rocket with inflorescence
morning glory vine without flowers climbing bookshelf, ceiling string lights, and blinds, plus a printout of a marquis for a theater or club called WORLD saying 'the world is temporarily closed'

If you can vote in the United States or know people that can, watch this video and make the men in your life watch it. Most ladies will probably learn several things they didn't know as well. From the Politics Girl podcast: "Women are Furious: A Conversation with the new President of Emily’s List Jessica Mackler" defeating Trump and the GOP is critically important to global climate victory..... Same video with different title on the Meidas Touch network: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScsYdgDDHCs

Cooper Dozier, June 14th, 2023