ko-fi link, request for $$ help (boosts+)
Hello! My name is Alex and I host and administrate dads.cool, cooler.mom, and bigshoulders.city.
My wife and I have an old house and a small child to care for; running servers is an added expense that is sometimes hard to budget for.
Last year I became an American citizen, an expensive process that I undertook so I could not be separated from my growing family.
Any help with recouping that cost would mean a hell of a lot:
Did you know it costs seven hundred non refundable US dollars to apply for the chance to be tested to become an American citizen? Did you know that if you fail, you just have to pay it again?
@alex that's probably just the cost for the dna test to make sure you a re white enough
@email@example.com yes, yes I did. Dang. I used to tutor for the test and we worked super intensely one-on-one when someone had paid for it because it took so long for people to feel safe enough to take it. The class was run by a community group, though, so it was free and come-as-long-as-you-need.
bigshoulders.city is a Mastodon instance for Chicagoans current, former, and future. Its name comes from Carl Sandburg, who once compared ships pulling out to “mastodons, arising from lethargic sleep.” Our goal for bigshoulders.city is to build a community of friends and neighbors across the Windy City. Toot your pho place recommendations, meet-up ideas, pothole gripes, creative dibs, and cross-town baseball taunts—whatever you want, as long it abides by our short and sweet content policy.
For now, membership in bigshoulders.city is subject to approval. if you don’t have an invite or referral, email our admin with a Toot-length intro.