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Hello, I'm John. I'm a lawyer working in Toronto, Canada. I practice criminal law and constitutional law. I really try to keep the law talk to a minimum. I'm here mostly for the art, the science, the music, and the kindness. Looking for/trying my best to give generous engagement only. Optimistic. Circumspect.

This article about making more sustainable clothing choices points out that by wearing a garment twice as many times as the average before discarding it, the environmental impact is lessened by 49%.

It goes on to say that it's hard to get numbers on what average is, but one survey estimates clothes get worn seven times. Looking at all the factors, I understand it. But thinking about how little 14 wears is, 7 hammers home the frantic pace of it all.

nytimes.com/2022/05/20/fashion

boosts ok, question about homelessness 

hey can someone please help me out with advice if you have been through this?

I am most likely going to be houseless soon. How can i best prepare?

I like storms, but the one we had yesterday was frightening. It sounded like our house was being pelted with rocks and our garden was badly damaged. It’s reported four people lost their lives, so I consider us very lucky indeed. What I’m concerned about is this becoming a more frequent occurrence as we rocket upwards towards the 1.5°C threshold.

Really sorry to see Vangelis go. I saw Blade Runner at a young age, and that soundtrack really stuck with me. I'd estimate 50% of the music I enjoy has been touched by that record. Still, 79 is a good innings, and from the outside it looks like he lived life on his own terms. Hard to ask for much more than that.

French poli, terrible joke 

Please tell me Élisabeth Borne is Jason’s fascist crushing, socialist aunt.

In seemingly a matter of hours, it’s gone from cold spring to hot summer here in Toronto. Pleasant and disconcerting all at once.

Gardening, Photography 

Later than usual, but they’re finally here.

I was listening to Boards of Canada on the way to work this morning, and I started to think, "Are they still cool?" Now that I'm firmly in middle age, I'm keenly aware that music I enjoyed when I was young may now be stuffy, tired, and old. It's a fine line between iconic and cliched it seems.

A soft steady drizzle falling here coating everything in tiny water crystals. Perfect time to share another flower photo with you all. #flowers #photography #peony

This is one of my favorite waterfalls - it is very accessible compared to some others in the Pacific Northwest, and this was one of the lucky times that I was there during some misty weather, and I loved that and the moss about this photo. Silver Falls State Park, Oregon, USA. #Waterfall #PacificNorthwest #Photography

Hello, I'm John. I'm a lawyer working in Toronto, Canada. I practice criminal law and constitutional law. I really try to keep the law talk to a minimum. I'm here mostly for the art, the science, the music, and the kindness. Looking for/trying my best to give generous engagement only. Optimistic. Circumspect.

I’m a big fan of Dean McPhee, an English guitarist who uses loops to create layered compositions in real time. No overdubs. This one is taken from his album “Witch’s Ladder,” released last year.

youtu.be/mSnRM45xyRI

uspol 

Gleaned from the awesome @ellearmageddon@twitter.com:

A resource to be aware of right now is aidaccess.org/.

They send the medications necessary to perform a safe, at-home medical abortion to people in countries where abortion access is heavily restricted.

Including the US.

Hello, @feditips. Is there a way for me to link the various servers I’m on so I’m seeing everything in a single feed? Sorry for the newb question. I researched it and couldn’t find a solid answer. Thank you!

uspol 

In terms of organizing, here are the states that have trigger laws that will criminalize 1st/2nd trimester abortions once RvW is overturned:

Arkansas
Idaho
Kentucky
Louisiana
Mississippi
Missouri
North Dakota
Oklahoma
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Wyoming

Look for state races to overturn such laws and DEFINITELY look for aid groups providing legal and medical support to women there.

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My money’s on Alito leaking the decision himself.

Shouldn't surprise me anymore, but requests for complex, additional legal remedies always arrive right when the pleading is ready to be submitted. Really do wish people would turn their minds to what they want in a timely way. Maybe we all fail in that regard. Maybe that's just a *life* problem.

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