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The air in the cabin is so dry that it's uncomfortable to breathe. Kathryn has put water on the stove to boil, a sort of impromptu humidifier. The humidity actually hasn't been low out there; indeed, it's run rather high some days (70-80%). However, today it's 44%, and I think the fire in here has made it much worse. We're getting strong static shocks from water. Currently, it's 3˚F, and we have a windchill warning. The current windchill is -13. I've hung a curtain over that window to the right of the table where I work, the one in all the photos, because I couldn't take the sight of the snow anymore.

Spooky's trying to get a fire started.

Currently, my favorite music seems to be Iron and Wine.

I got no work done yesterday. I was, yesterday, essentially useless. Today, I'll do my best to do better. I did manage to read "Anatomy and phylogenetic position of Venaticosuchus rusconii Bonaparte, 1970 (Archosauria, Pseudosuchia), from the Ischigualasto Formation (Late Triassic), La Rioja, Argentina." And a little Peter Matthiessen. But there's no pretending it wasn't a day wasted, a day lost.

Wikipedia does not segregate heterosexual and cisgendered people into an endless series of subcategories ("LGBT Buddhists," "transgender hockey players," etc.). Yet, if you're a gay man or woman, if you're bi or trans, they point it out. And no one even seems to have seriously challenged this practice. Nowhere on Stephen King's page does it state he's heterosexual (note that having a wife and children ≠ being straight). He's not placed in a category "heterosexual writers."

Ta Ta For Now,
Aunt Beast

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setsuled
Feb. 16th, 2015 06:23 pm (UTC)
Yet, if you're a gay man or woman, if you're bi or trans, they point it out.

That's pretty depressing. It's probably done at least in part by people who don't see themselves as prejudiced. I feel like they'd be surprised at how uncomfortable they'd feel by having heterosexual people labelled as such.
martianmooncrab
Feb. 16th, 2015 09:01 pm (UTC)
Wikipedia does not segregate heterosexual and cisgendered people into an endless series of subcategories

you should check out the soon to be new Gov of the State of Oregon, locally its "Kate Brown to be Gov" and I think its the Washington Post that went with "First Openly Bisexual...." leader.
everville340
Feb. 16th, 2015 10:15 pm (UTC)
I had not heard of "false crocodiles" before, or of a clade.

One might think it would be only fair to sub-categorize everyone (heterosexuals, et al.), but then it almost seems that most of society prefers to project labels onto others except for when it might include themselves.
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