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  1. Aug 2020
    1. A grey-asexual person may experience sexual attraction very rarely or only under specific circumstances. Demisexual people only experience sexual attraction after developing a strong emotional bond with someone.

      who came up with the term 'grey-sexual'?

    1. Ik mag bijvoorbeeld nog wel denken dat ik superieur ben aan de lezers van de Volkskrant – iets wat ik overigens niet doe – maar alleen al omwille van beleefdheid en eigen­belang zal ik dat niet laten blijken.

      en dat is maar goed ook!

    1. Nature notesWhen the sun comes out, banded demoiselle damselflies rise from the reeds. With their metallic blue bodies and iridescent wings glinting, they drift over the little river. These are males searching for the green-sheened females. At 4.5cm long, banded demoiselle are our biggest damselflies, and at a glance resemble a blend of hummingbird and butterfly. Yet they spend only a brief part of their life shining glamorously under the sun. For the past two years, they have skulked in the river mud and waterweed in larval form. During this underwater existence, their six long, spider-like legs and trident tail make them look more like a monster from Doctor Who. Jonathan Tulloch

      Nature notes

      When the sun comes out, banded demoiselle damselflies rise from the reeds. With their metallic blue bodies and iridescent wings glinting, they drift over the little river. These are males searching for the green-sheened females. At 4.5cm long, banded demoiselle are our biggest damselflies, and at a glance resemble a blend of hummingbird and butterfly. Yet they spend only a brief part of their life shining glamorously under the sun. For the past two years, they have skulked in the river mud and waterweed in larval form. During this underwater existence, their six long, spider-like legs and trident tail make them look more like a monster from Doctor Who.

      Jonathan Tulloch

    1. In 1835, he wrote in his journal, “I still accept an imperative of knowledge, through which men may be influenced, but then it must come alive in me, and this is what I now recognize as the most important of all. This is what my soul thirsts for as the African deserts thirst for water. This is what I need to live, a completely human life and not merely one of knowledge”.  Displaying the profound influence of Socrates on his intellectual formation, he added that “a man must first learn to know himself before knowing anything else”.

      it seems an odd metaphor but yeah

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    1. interact

      ever since the demise of google reader and my own truthbeauty.info i have experimented with different spaces for interacting with people online which are not you know the usual ones.