September 5th, 2020

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Community Building Tip: Slow Down

For my current set of tips, I'm using the list "101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City.

39. Slow down. Driving just 5 mph slower might save someone’s life. A famous 2011 AAA study looked at 422 crashes involving pedestrians and determined that a person is twice as likely to die if they’re struck by a car traveling at 30 mph instead of 25 mph. A study in 2017 confirmed these results, finding that speeding was the main factor in 31 percent of all traffic fatalities. Better yet, petition your city to implement a "20 is plenty" zone for dense urban areas—98 percent of pedestrians hit at that rate of speed will live.
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Birdfeeding

Today is sunny and warm.

I fed the birds.

I broke up brush to put on the firepit.

On the way back in, I saw a male goldfinch sitting in a sunbeam on the hopper feeder, and he was too busy stuffing his face to fly away.  :D 

EDIT 9/5/20 -- I cut up dead weeds from the south lot to put on the firepit.
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Poem: "Bù Zuò Bù Sǐ"

This poem was written outside the regular prompt calls, as part of the China's Mistake storyline started by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, and is posted as barter for the next story there. It belongs to the Finn Family thread of the Polychrome Heroics series, and is followed by "The Best Lighting of All."

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Poem: "The Best Lighting of All"

This poem was written outside the regular prompt calls, as part of the China's Mistake storyline started by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, and is posted as barter for the next story there. It belongs to the Finn Family thread of the Polychrome Heroics series. It follows "Bù Zuò Bù Sǐ" so read that first.

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