Comments for Coyote Crossing http://coyot.es/crossing Writing and photography from the Mojave and Sonoran deserts by Chris Clarke Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:44:56 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on And this is his sofa, is it? by Dale Favier http://coyot.es/crossing/2015/08/18/and-this-is-his-sofa-is-it/#comment-20788 Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:44:56 +0000 http://coyot.es/crossing/?p=4107#comment-20788 Well, this makes me happy.

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Comment on Social media isn’t by eamon knight http://coyot.es/crossing/2015/05/13/social-media-isnt/#comment-20787 Sun, 09 Aug 2015 14:46:08 +0000 http://coyot.es/crossing/?p=4073#comment-20787 I devoutly wish Facebook had used a concept for its basic unit of connection other than “friend.”

I mostly ignored my FB account for five years, then started paying attention about six months ago. And very quickly came to the same conclusion. It makes the process of connecting, declining to connect, and disconnecting, fraught with all sorts of meaning it needn’t and shouldn’t have. That, and the premise that you want to live your life in a fish-bowl, make me rather uncomfortable with the whole FB experience. Yes, you can impose various privacy settings (and I’ve set mine pretty damn high), but the default is “fish-bowl”, and I’ve seen people get in trouble by shooting their mouths off as if they couldn’t be heard round the world. I keep toying with the idea of burning my “Friends” list down until it consists of family, a few old RL friends that I’d like to keep track of, and some hobby contacts.

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Comment on In which I finally take notice of Peter Kareiva by Kate http://coyot.es/crossing/2014/06/04/in-which-i-finally-take-notice-of-peter-kareiva/#comment-20786 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:56:21 +0000 http://coyot.es/crossing/?p=3907#comment-20786 I don’t think his point is to say non-human species don’t matter but rather to call out the racism, hypocrisy and other messiness in the history of Western environmentalism, which gets mythologized as pure and above human folly when in reality it’s as imperfect as any human school of thought.

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Comment on Social media isn’t by BillW http://coyot.es/crossing/2015/05/13/social-media-isnt/#comment-20785 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:06:44 +0000 http://coyot.es/crossing/?p=4073#comment-20785 I stopped checking FB routinely a few months ago – the quality of results for time spent was not commensurate. I also found my attention span for long, thoughtful articles or passages was diminishing.

However, there is another thing that struck me: The less directly connected people are, the less considerate they become. A know of several flamethrowers on the Internet who are mild mannered, if not downright nice, in person. Even people who are more polite online are certainly more assertive from behind a keyboard.

Perhaps it’s a variation of something my mother-in-law used to say: The older people get, the more like themselves they become. Perhaps the same may be said of distance, or at least of anonymity.

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Comment on 20 Amazing True Facts About Introverts and Extroverts by SeanL http://coyot.es/crossing/2013/07/09/20-amazing-true-facts-about-introverts-and-extroverts/#comment-20784 Sat, 11 Jul 2015 03:52:05 +0000 http://coyot.es/crossing/?p=3580#comment-20784 “Extroverts can keep talking for as long as two hours after their heads are chopped off.” That’s the absolute truth. This whole thing just rings true.

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Comment on 20 Amazing True Facts About Introverts and Extroverts by judilyn http://coyot.es/crossing/2013/07/09/20-amazing-true-facts-about-introverts-and-extroverts/#comment-20783 Sat, 11 Jul 2015 00:11:36 +0000 http://coyot.es/crossing/?p=3580#comment-20783 Parties? There are parties?

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Comment on Let ‘Er Drift by Jean Ossorio http://coyot.es/crossing/2015/06/26/let-er-drift/#comment-20781 Sat, 27 Jun 2015 01:07:45 +0000 http://coyot.es/crossing/?p=4104#comment-20781 “No need to push that pedal. Life is a juggernaut. One cannot escape forward motion, no matter how our fingertips feel blindly for the fingertips of those behind us on the trail.”

At seventy-two, I sometimes feel the urge to shift to a lower gear. The grade feels a little steep lately.

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Comment on “Moon’s up.” by Cat Lazaroff http://coyot.es/crossing/2015/06/03/moons-up/#comment-20777 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 14:05:52 +0000 http://coyot.es/crossing/?p=4096#comment-20777 Thank you for something so hopeful! I Love this vision of the western future.

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Comment on “Moon’s up.” by charlie allen http://coyot.es/crossing/2015/06/03/moons-up/#comment-20776 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:24:29 +0000 http://coyot.es/crossing/?p=4096#comment-20776 Very comforting.

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Comment on “Moon’s up.” by meshorer http://coyot.es/crossing/2015/06/03/moons-up/#comment-20774 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 04:30:58 +0000 http://coyot.es/crossing/?p=4096#comment-20774 So, so beautiful. Let me catch my breath.

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