If virus movies
were more realistic
a sequel would be released
every few weeks or months
in which the same characters
battle a slightly different version
of the virus from the first film
while with each sequel
more and more characters insist
that it will be the last film.

"Advice articles on the subject have evolved from 'Never work during a vacation' to 'Here’s how to work during a vacation without ruining the trip for your family.'” computerworld.com/article/3695

It is stunning to me that taking the kids to school across town either uses one gallon of gas or the electricity provided by 2 100-watt solar panels on my patio roof.

It's now TWO YEARS and 133 days since Donald Trump's Jan 6 terrorist attack. In any other first world country he'd already be charged with crimes. Instead Trump is running for President where he's actively spewing more lies to delegitimize our democracy. Indict trump for Jan 6!

My apologies
but I must admit
that I do not believe I look
particularly hot or stylish
or pandemic chic
in my mask
I have seen my reflection
and I know I simply look
exhausted and stressed
but I confess I am not trying
to look attractive
I am just looking to survive.

In college, I took a class called The Letters of Paul. I took it for two very good reasons:

1. I was (and am) named Paul.
2. The prof, Cal Roetzel, was (and is) cool.

I didn’t figure it was an especially practical course. It was for fun, for the challenge, for the cultural knowledge, for the pleasure of doing it.



If we priced externalities into the cost of fossil fuels, it’s not a profitable business.

The cleanup costs in California will be triple the industry’s projected profits, and that doesn’t even include cleaning up CO₂ and CH₄ from the atmosphere.


Large numbers of people don't understand what a billionaire is.

If you, like most of us, ONLY make $1 million a year, it would take you 1,000 years to make $1 billion.

Or, if REALLY lie most of us, you make $50,000 a year, it would take you 20,000 years.


If you tax someone who makes a billion a year at a 90% top rate, they would "only" take home $100 million a year.

#billionaires #taxes

"One of my daughter's teachers has had #COVID 4 times, she's totally convinced that he is experiencing cognitive decline. He went from being super competent to being very forgetful & struggling to function with tasks that he used to be proficient with. I wonder if #teachers are going to be the canary in the coal mine."

#OntED #schools #kids #CovidIsNotOver #topoli #yyc via @DcrInYYC

A gentle reminder that any time you use an app to access a service that was formerly done by a local business, you are taking money from your community & giving it to oligarchs.

Uber, DoorDash, TaskRabbit, Instacart, AirBnB - not to mention Amazon!

We all have compelling individual exceptions where there is no other choice, & of course it’s not possible to be pure when living under Capitalism.

But whenever possible, I avoid giving money to these corporations & try to find a local workaround.

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