On the New Look

So, as you may have noticed, Shakesville has a new look. It's just a cosmetic update: All the functionality is still the same.

Shaker mdevile's amazing Teaspoon Charge banner, which went up in September 2014, was the longest-running banner in Shakesville's 13-year history. I will always love it with one million hearts.

But following the election, it increasingly felt at odds with what I feel like as I'm working every day. Which is not to say I'm not still teaspooning — I most certainly am. But resistance feels more like planting my feet in the ground than it does running forward. Regrettably so.

It's taken me a long time to find an image that better reflects what I'm feeling every day. My profound thanks to the contributors and mods who offered their input on the few images that made it far enough to be shared for feedback.

The new image — train tracks on a bridge to an uncertain destination — resonates strongly with me. Things are changing quickly, and we don't know exactly where we'll end up, but I want to do whatever I can to influence where we go. And to continue to validate the perspective of this community, who's in the same car with me.

Onward together. Stronger together.

Image Credit: Tama66, who has made this image available for use via Pixabay under the Creative Commons CC0.

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