Author: Bix

You should keep an eye on the Posted Today page; today this post popped up and it’s still a good glimpse into the life story of my brain.

I’ve not felt calm in ages like I felt just now out on my tiny front landing, in the chair, reading about neurodiversity on the Kobo, noise cancelling AirPods active, with a travel mug of tea. I continue to be not capable of saying enough about the chair, to the point where I now want to find a living room loveseat effectively built to the same height and with the same seating angle. It perfectly supports my back, and the sitting position yields no restlessness in my legs. Internet, do you thing: find me such a loveseat.

“Dozens of writers, critics, production staff, and editors” at The New York Times, are in “open rebellion” over the paper’s publication of Senator Tom Cotton’s op-ed calling for military intervention in America’s cities.

My chair arrived from Byer of Maine. I first experienced one of these through a volunteer at The Belmont Goats, and it’s a ridiculously comfortable chair design. It’s perfect for the tiny landing of my mother-in-law cottage.

The problem with blogging is not that it’s too easy or has been “made too convenient for the general population” (oh good: gatekeeping). The problem is that the form was taken over by content marketing. As for tinkering, there’s no shortage of tinkering, still. I mean, the most well-known blogging outfit there is (WordPress) to this day heavily depends upon the plugin — read: tinkering — community.

My research has found that some protest movements have more trouble than others getting legitimacy. My co-author Summer Harlow and I have studied how local and metropolitan newspapers cover protests. We found that narratives about the Women’s March and anti-Trump protests gave voice to protesters and significantly explored their grievances. On the other end of the spectrum, protests about anti-black racism and indigenous people’s rights received the least legitimizing coverage, with them more often seen as threatening and violent.

From Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape public’s view of protest by Danielle K. Kilgo

I’m sure that Facebook will purchase Snapchat in order to rectify its decision to stop promoting Mine Furor’s content.

I’m desperately in need of there being a COVID-safe place to hang out other than home. Today apparently I am to be absolutely besieged by construction sounds to my right and personal power tools to my left, with no hope of escape.

The writers room for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow must watch The Good Place, as the Hall of Bad Ideas in last night’s season finale pretty clearly seems modeled after The Museum of Human Misery.

Actions will tell, but Patrick Allen — head of Oregon Health Authority — issued kind of a remarkable statement yesterday.

While health equity is a stated value of our agency, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown how far short we are from eliminating health inequity in this state. A crisis has a tendency to expose your weaknesses and areas where systems are inadequate, and this pandemic has been no exception. The broad impacts of the coronavirus have fallen especially hard on Black and African American, Asian and Pacific Islander, Native American, and Latino, Latina, and Latinx people, in the U.S., and here in Oregon. A centuries-long history of racism and oppression have led to the very health conditions that exacerbate the impacts of COVID-19. And we at OHA were, frankly, too slow to recognize that threat and act on it. For that, I’m truly sorry.