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Re: “Wear the Damn Mask

As a somewhat late adopter to wearing the mask where I live (April) I discovered that it was not easy to buy them anywhere or in any style. The thing you can make with the cloth and elastics doesn’t stay on my ears. Bandanas unfortunately are an art; getting it to stay on is not easy either.

However an elastic headband works perfectly to hold a piece of cloth over my face. Doubled-up canvas material. The headband is about an inch and a half wide and snug around the mouth and nose to the back of the head, so no ear problems. With some adhesive Velcro bits I shaped the cloth to curve around the chin.
I tried bandanas yesterday and it was a fail. So I intend to continue with my headband solution until the box of ordered masks arrives next year or whenever. Perhaps folding the bandana over the headband will work even better.

Sympathy to all for the logistics of this. We still must, as JFC said, wear the damn mask.

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Posted by happyreader1234 on 05/19/2020 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Sad Days in the First District

Where are those perfect people who should lead us?

...carrying my lamp, looking for an honest man... (shakycam)...

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Posted by happyreader1234 on 04/12/2019 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Cancellation of Eureka's Women's March Goes National

An own goal if I ever saw one. Dear organizers, can you do both? Have a march, and conduct outreach? Continuous improvement? The fact that something happens is important.
Whether Eureka is good enough for Arcata, or Humboldt is good enough for Seattle, or the dying mouse will ever be enough for the cat;
Must we have an unofficial march to rescue ourselves from the planners? Of course it would be important that it not be march so white But it is more important to happen at all.
January 19 we are still in the streets in Eureka

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Posted by happyreader1234 on 01/01/2019 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Making Amends on the Plaza

The time frame in question is approximately 200 years. But this is about going forward, not back. Many people are used to reading history as Chapter 1, they all died, Chapter 2, the next ones died, Chapter 3, the other ones were all killed, ad infinitum. It does not have to be that way and we can seek and carry forward different examples. It is proof that the local genocides were almost total, that this confuses you. We should celebrate local Indian survival. In so doing it celebrates general survival, believe it or not. Go up to Trinidad and feel the difference if you don't believe me.

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Posted by happyreader1234 on 02/28/2018 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Wiyot Tribe Votes to Remove McKinley Statue

Buildings and public art shape the intellectual climate of a place. We in the present moment have more power to determine what future generations experience than we may have previously realized. We do not have to receive and continue to put the destruction in a place of honor. We can tell the whole truth about the past and the present and honor something honorable. I vote for honoring the Wiyot nation with that space in a way they select.

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Posted by happyreader1234 on 02/16/2018 at 7:31 PM

Re: “The Redwood Coast is Lonely Planet's Best in the U.S. 2018

In a commendable act of problem-solving, all parties agreed and the Trinidad Rancheria placed the lighthouse at the bottom of the hill near the Trinidad pier and the Seascape restaurant. For the time being. So those wishing to visit the lighthouse don't need to go much further to see it in its new, still coastal, location.

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Posted by happyreader1234 on 02/06/2018 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Honoring California Native Americans


Here is the active link for more information about the California Indian Big Time and Social Gathering this weekend. The link in the article was having issues a minute ago.

Posted by happyreader1234 on 03/30/2017 at 4:50 PM

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