It really feels like work is imploding so I’m taking some impulse days off while there’s still PTO to be had. Have a good long or regular weekend!

Anne Helen Petersen articulating hard things: What If This Is Just the Way Things Are Now

In many cases…we don’t actually leave the previous crisis behind; it just wanes in urgency, with a promise that it will certainly wax again. It demands a sort of cyclical vigilance—and it’s been the norm for the last two pandemic years, with their ongoing waves of high-alert anxiety, but it’s also characteristic of the ongoing climate catastrophe, of the erosion of voting rights, of the threats to trans kids and the families and health care professionals and educators who affirm them, of outbursts of horrific racist violence, of school shootings, of giant steps back when it comes to women’s bodily autonomy. It happens, then it happens again, then it just keeps happening.


This is what our representatives can agree on? (source)




Yes, 100%: