love letters from the submind

the Submind Organization

submind deconstruction:
sub = below or beneath
mind = to be aware, to be conscious

Submind.org is a place to examine and contemplate states of being, what it means to live, and the very nature of consciousness. Its limits are only the confines of expression thru written language.

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Sound

Break Beats From Classic Funk, Soul Tracks

Break Beats From Classic Funk, Soul Tracks

Original Songs Containing Classic Break Beats From Funk, Soul, and Jazz Tracks from the Late 1960s and the 1970s DJ Valentine on Radio Show Groovy Tuesday, 91.9 KCSB FM in Santa Barbara December 22, 2015 This show explores classic funk, soul and jazz master cuts such...
Avant Noise Radio Show 24

Avant Noise Radio Show 24

Radio Show 24 December 17, 2015, 0600-0800 love letters from the submind This week we play Noise, avant garde and experimental sounds. We also discuss the problems with given and legal names and the Facebook “real names” policy.   “love...
We’re, Uh, Live with DJ Valentine

We’re, Uh, Live with DJ Valentine

DJ Valentine is on “We’re, Uh, Live” Jacking My Hard Drive Into Your Ear Hole December 14, 2014 from 3-5 am PST Radio show substitute DJ on college radio station KCSB FM, Santa Barbara 91.9 MHz. Dedicated to Geoff, in memoriam Playlist Jacking My...

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English Gender Neutral Pronouns

The use of gender neutral pronouns in common English parlance is a practice which I strongly urge. There are many times when the imposition of gender on to second personal pronouns causes much harm. I certainly have been the subject of much psychological pain due to the existence in English of gendered pronouns. English is a special language among European tongues in that most of the language in not gendered.

My personal preference is to return to using e as a second person pronoun in English, which was common before the development of she and complementary he.

Gender neutral second person personal pronoun style guide:

  • He or She becomes E
  • His or Hers becomes Er
  • Him or Her becomes Em

As you may notice, these forms are derived by removing the ‘th’ from they, their, and them. This emphasizes English speakers preference for the e sound over alternates like ze/zie/sie/hir/hy, and is shorter and simpler than others’ alternates. Some have suggested ‘yo’ as modern American English alternative. Typically used as a first person familiar address, use of ‘yo‘ as a second person pronoun can cause confusion. I do note that it can be difficult to insert new terms into a living language. One may wish to use they/them as an alternate solution.

Since it is difficult to add new usages of words to living languages, the singular they has become popular. This is also a traditional use, which fell out of fashion but has returned as an effective of using a first person singular pronoun without a determinate gender.

Please use gender neutral second person personal pronouns when speaking and writing in English. Many people will benefit from this development.

Words

“Religion is like spackle. It fills in the gaps science, reason, and logic leave vacant and unexplained.”
– Jessë Valentine Portz

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“Being in a hurry is the best recipe for disaster.”
—Jessë Valentine Portz

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