This is the week the addiction finally broke. I no longer have the sense of yearning as I fight to keep from reaching for the ipad/iphone. Still, when I do get to a computer I have unconsciously hit up twitter a couple times without even noticing until I’d finished. Habits are hard to break! I have been getting to work before 8am again which is nice because it’s just me and the cleaning staff and it’s peaceful and I can get an hour of actual work in before meetings start or before people stop by. Previously I had done that, but something about this semester had me shifted to 9am for a while. I’m still not getting into work before 7 like I had been, but some of that is the fact that we temporarily have 3 cars and only have a 1 car driveway and a 2 car garage so if my car isn’t the one in the driveway I have to wait for DC2’s bus to come.
Performance Today this month has been doing an amazing job this month highlighting black composers and musicians. I am saddened by the great artists that have disappeared from regular view. I’m shocked by the household names that I did not know were black (see: Scott Joplin). It’s so unfair that history is written by the dominant culture and not about the biggest talents. We’ve lost so much. A favorite this week was William Grant Still. I agree 100% with the youtube commenter who remarked, “Where has this music been?! Lovely, evocative, original and beautifully written. Deserves a place alongside Copland, Gershwin and Bernstein.”
These FL students are inspirational (tw: school shooting)
Trump pitches plan to bring back boxes of government food even though it’s both less efficient and less equitable than SNAP.
H/T to Delagar for this 2015 post on how the cake place that denied a lesbian couple service also doxxed them and endangered their kids.
Media: Reality has a liberal bias right now. Embrace it.
Leslie Jones tweets the olympics