I am doing okay. It’s October, but I am doing okay. I am not sure what winter will bring, because you know… COVID, so today I will forget the future and celebrate the past! Nova Scotia is beautiful (as you will see), and I am lucky to call it home.
Friends, I kind of nailed it. Although I did not fly in a helicopter over Hawaii, it was one of my most successful years yet! I set my expectations low, and it paid off. Here’s a visual scorecard. Love to all who joined in on the fun.
“The prominent slave owner never publicly recognized the offspring of he and one of his slave romances but allowed him to serve in the house” is really “The rich human trafficker raped his female hostage and then held their son hostage as well at the death camp he owned” (Kottke)
The life-changing magic of rich people’s stuff (The Guardian)
Her story, how it’s published. Wow. (Humans of New York via Jill, my amazing sister who contributed this and so much more to my life)
Working out without putting their hair up… and 29 other Unrealistic Things About Women Shown In Movies (Bored Panda)
This is parenting burnout, pandemic style – You are not failing. Society is. (NYT)
Did you watch The Social Dilemma? The more I think about it, the more I hate it. Especially after reading this. (Slate)
100 Days Of Summer is over. I will work on delivering my final report card next week but any guesses on how many I accomplished? (Hint, it’s not 100)
Meanwhile, on Twitter, Smucker’s is in a Jam (via Amanda): The comments are amazing: I swear every time I hear marketing/HR people talk like this I wanna drive off a cliff
“While some may prefer to be overcareful, we may prefer to be under-careful,… It’s about being free and finding yourself. If a child falls from a tree and breaks an arm, that might not be ideal, but it can serve a larger purpose.“ A children’s program featuring naked adults might be taking the Danish approach to the extreme, she admitted. But the Danish way of dealing with easing children’s anxieties over body issues is “to expose them” to naked bodies. (NYT)
Are Your Texts Passive-Aggressive? The Answer May Lie In Your Punctuation – I often type “k” when asked to do something, which makes my co-worker uncomfortable – I mean no harm (NPR) *Shout out to Binghamton
Maya Gabeira got whipped into an absolute mind-blowingly large wave at Nazaré, setting the Guinness Record for the largest wave ever surfed by a woman at 73.5 ft (YouTube)
Math Problems for Fall, 2020:This 8:30 a.m. class has twenty-four students. Yesterday, twelve of you were still asleep when class began. Five of you minimized the Zoom call so that you could play Animal Crossing. One of you joined the call and then obviously fell back asleep. What percentage of the class noticed that I was still in my pyjamas and also drinking wine? (The New Yorker)
WHO is offering a free Basic microbiology course if you’re interested.