|Migrating Nashville Warbler|
photo by Carl Jackson
I'm slowly easing myself out of Facebook and Blogger to Substack -- migrating in a sense. I hope you'll come over there with me. Eventually, I might even get subscribers, but for right now you can get notification that I have a new post via email. Please don't ask me anything else, because I only know the basics, and I've been trying to get off Facebook for years but just don't want to cut ties with certain communities. If you migrate with me to Substack, you can read everything I write, add little hearts and likes and dislikes and even comments! It looks neat and streamlined, and I'm in need of neat and streamlined. Even my blog on Blogger is cluttered, and I'm tired.
The Substack form is at the end of this post!
And how about that photo of the Nashville Warbler that The Bird Photographer took about a week ago in a park? He was walking through some Sycamore trees. He said that these little birds tend to bounce between branches under the canopy. It's rare to see them in sunlight as they tend to stay in the shadows, blending in with the leaves, hunting for bugs. They migrate from Canada to Mexico and Central America.
I would love to migrate to Mexico or Central America right about now. Jesus Christ. May I say one thing about Dear Leader's new nominee to the Supreme Court? Or two things. One is that Amy sounds like an intelligent person despite her "orthodox Catholicism," and good for her balancing career and motherhood and raising adopted and disabled kids all while climbing the ladder to the highest office in justice land. That ladder, though, was placed there by the person she's succeeding, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and it seems to me that Amy's going to pull that ladder up from her high perch and slam the door in the face of all the women who follow her. That'd be us and our daughters and grand-daughters.
Secondly, I can't respect anyone who takes a job from Dear Leader. Amy should have waited for an appointment by another Republican President, if there ever is one. Anyone who colludes with that piece of shit isn't a decent human being.
Re Amy Coney Barrett, I agree on all counts. One of her former students at Norte Dame said the main lesson she learned from her was that a person can be kind and civil and still believe that certain groups of people deserve lesser rights than others. I didn’t realize you’re migrating away from blogger too. I clutched a bit at that but of course I’ll find you over at substack. I went there when I saw your Facebook goodbye and was somewhat confused by it. But I’ll have to go back with more focus and a will to decipher its mysteries since you’ll be there, or are there already.ReplyDelete
Also, that is an absolutely perfect and exquisite photograph by the bird photographer!ReplyDelete
I tried to sign up but it says the page doesn't exist.ReplyDelete
I think I fixed it, Karen! Thank you for pointing it out.Delete
A bird as beautiful and fragile as life itself. Thank you Carl.ReplyDelete
That is a beautiful photo!ReplyDelete
Will posts still appear here, or is everything going to Substack?ReplyDelete
I’ll probably post here and there for a bit. Thanks for being here!Delete
substack here I come.ReplyDelete
Is substack a paid subscription site for visitors, I don't want to sign up for a subscription so was hesitant to hit a Link I'm totally unfamiliar with and get billed for something I wouldn't really use enough to warrant an expense of? That Bird Photo by Carl is amazing, catching any Bird mid-flight takes real Talent and Skill with a Camera.ReplyDelete
Bohemian, thank you for your question! Substack CAN be a paid subscription site, but my writing is free. "Subscribing" via the link means that you will be notified via email when I post something new. It's not something that you'd ever be billed for -- there are many writers using Substack for income, but I haven't chosen that option yet. I hope you'll subscribe!Delete
Thank You for the clarity of the site Elizabeth, there's so many new options out here that I know nothing about and feel guarded until I know more from people who've used them and can clarify.Delete
Subscribed! Love the bird photo. The light is exquisite. Great shot, Carl!ReplyDelete
The Barrett appointment is interesting because on the one hand I'm terrified of what will happen to the court and the direction of public policy in the USA, but on the other hand, she seems like a decent, no doubt hardworking and more or less kindhearted person (at least within the narrow scope of her experience). At least she's not as grimy as Kavanaugh.
Why do some comments not show up at substack and others do?ReplyDelete
I will follow you to substack.ReplyDelete