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Is banana bread bread or cake?

  • Bread 64% (25 votes)

  • Cake 33% (13 votes)

  • Other (leave a comment) 2% (1 votes)

I've been using this account as my primary for about a week now, and I'm think I'm settled on using it for the foreseeable future, so I guess it's time to do another post.

I'm a dad of four kids, and a web developer. I have a college degree in (or ) and had aspirations of being an actor. I kind of fell into web development as a career. It was a hobby back in high school, and I just needed to pay some bills after college, so I ended up doing this.

I always have aspirations to do other things, but for now, I'm pretty happy spending most of my time as a dad and husband.

Some day, I'd like to get back into , or maybe do some . I also enjoy and will, from time to time, post some , usually from somebody's .

I love , and usually watch at least one episode nearly every day. I like all really, though, as well as . I used to read a lot, but find I don't have as much time or mental capacity for it as I used to. I also enjoy watching , and have really been enjoying the new episodes of lately.

Feel free to follow me if you think we have similar interests, and I may follow you back, if I think likewise. 👋


One of my coworkers, during a meeting, just accidentally misgendered another coworker who's non-binary. They gently corrected the mistake and moved on, which was fine, but the manner of misgendering made me wonder how best he should've addressed them.

He was trying to give them a compliment on their new haircut. What he said was "Girl, you're rocking that look!"

They corrected him saying, "Not girl, 'they', but in response to your other question ..."

If they were a woman, "Girl!" would've been a culturally appropriate way to address them in this circumstance. If they were a man, "Dude!" might've been more appropriate. So, what's the appropriate (at least in the US) non-binary alternative in this circumstance? Obviously, he could've just used their name, which would've worked well enough, but doesn't quite carry the same weight as the gendered alternatives.

This Lutheran pastor explains why "hate the sin, but love the sinner" is nonsense and un-Christian.


A Lutheran pastor, in regular casual attire, explains why "hate the sin" is theological nonsense

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Driving home from the grocery store today, I saw a bald eagle as roadkill on the side of the road. Seemed like a pretty good analogy. 🦅🇺🇲

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Is your MC good at relationships in general?

No. Not really.

She had a very good, loving relationship with her mother. Her father died when she was very little, so her mom raised her on her own.

But her mom died when she was ten. And then four years bouncing around the foster system, mostly with pretty crappy foster families got her a bit jaded on relationships with others.

Her aunt and uncle took her in when she was fourteen. They were nice, but she never really got close to them.

When she got her dog when she was fifteen, that became the first relationship she'd really had since her mother's death.

A lot of the story is about her learning to build relationships with others, and overcoming her fear of getting close to people.

Is your MC good at romantic relationships?

It's not really a thing she's ever prioritized in her life. She's been on a few dates, but she's never really had a boy- or girlfriend.

She's always had other things in her life that were more important to her.

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