MSNBC has been breathlessly reporting that they think the Mueller report is dropping today. Jill Wine-Banks and others keep saying, “Yeah - I think we’re a ways out still” but still every host seems to be on tenterhooks. In a lovely nerdly mashup of theatre and politics, Ari Melber likened waiting for the Mueller…
I’ve been sitting on this post for a week - ugh.
Has anyone (besides me and PumpkinSpies) watched this documentary on Netflix? If not, go watch it (tw: sexual abuse of a child; parental denial) and come back here and talk about it.
The Aurora, IL shooter this past week had previously spent time in jail for beating his girlfriend with a bat. The media seems to focus on how this should have kept him from being able to own a gun, but the real focus should be on the fact that intimate partner violence/violence against women is intolerable. It…
Today we had a faculty meeting (I’m not a faculty, but we are invited to attend) at which we talked about our new Dean’s commitment to hiring faculty of color. We definitely need to increase our diversity, so it’s great having a new Dean who wants to take practical steps to achieve this.
I have many questions about friendships. I think my lack of understanding how to do them comes partly from being an only child (so was more adult-oriented than peer-oriented), partly from being the only child of a mom who didn’t have friends - my dad was her only real friend, and partly because I’m fairly…
Just curious about others’ experience with an apple watch - do you close your rings every day? What are you using it for? What apps do you use most/like the most?
I rented the movie Eighth Grade on itunes (it’s 99cents right now) and really loved it. I’d love to hear about what 8th grade was like for all of you. I’ll talk about mine in a comment.
Slow day, I thought I’d start a new OT. Pour some tea and tell me how you are doing.
My mom and I have a new tradition for xmas eve -we make a super complex dessert for xmas day. Last year (the first year) we made a Charlotte Royale:
In the horribleness of this week, Ntozake Shange’s passing will likely not be mourned in the way it should. This is a huge loss and I wanted to make sure to remember her here.
This past week has been exhausting - today after I watch Joy Reid, I plan to collapse and bingewatch something. Here’s what’s on my list of potentials:
Talk about anything related to politics here - your anxieties, your anger, your worries, etc.
I got off the train and in the stairwell leading up the the train platform a man was screaming at and threatening a woman. I stood at the top of the stairs and thought for a minute about going down the other stairs because it felt unsafe. But I felt I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t make sure she was okay.…
I am recruiting for my study and wanted to use facebook ads. My ad was flagged as being political. I submitted my ID to prove I’m not a Russian bot - it was rejected. I submitted my passport - rejected, my passport card - rejected. I just submitted an appeal which should take 48 hours.
Hey everyone - I am livid and need help thinking of POSITIVE and PROSOCIAL ways of responding.
Watch it soon before it disappears!
According to The Rachel Maddow Show a woman who was separated from her children at the border was detained in Arizona whereas her three children were put in foster care in NYC. An NYC woman organized a campaign to pay the woman’s bond so she could be reunited with her three children. They raised more than 10 times the…
I have things I want to share, so am making this an OT in case there are others with similar desires to share things with no clear threads in which to do so: