Link Love

The demoralizing reality of life under Trump (I totally feel like this)

The judge agreed that this asylum seeker would be killed if he was deported… and he was.  We must do better.

How to block Nazis, Russians, and other trolls on twitter as they gear up for the 2020 election season.

Wondering what companies are supporting Trump or Mitch McConnell etc.?  Open Secrets has got you covered, though be careful what is employees donating and what is the company itself donating.  (Also, Darden restaurants possibly funding Trump, something they deny, isn’t the only reason you might want to boycott Olive Garden– they’re trying to get away with being less healthy and treat their workers more poorly as well, according to this 2016 article.  You can see their lobbying efforts here.)

I’ve been getting some scam emails purportedly from journals saying I wanted to reset my password.  Super creepy.

What am I Missing with ‘A Separate Peace”?

We also need better publicly provided therapy for learning disabled students.   In this heart-warming story that is actually an indictment of our social safety net, this speech language pathologist on a plane provided a service that allowed a child with non-verbal autism to communicate.

4 Responses to “Link Love”

  1. teresa Says:

    I barely remember what happens in A Separate Peace but I vividly remember hating it.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      One of my colleagues recalls it speaking to him as an angsty privileged white male teen, though not as much as catcher in the rye did. Those of us not in that specific category may have thought that maybe if these losers (the book characters, not my colleague who outgrew it) had some real problems or actual work they wouldn’t have had to go invent their own.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      There are better books now about kids in boarding school where a kid dies… Though I suppose parents complain about books with wizards in them.

  2. Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life Says:

    I think I completely refused to read A Separate Peace because I hated Catcher in the Rye so much. Sounds like I saved some time!

    Yes, apparently books with wizards are using REAL spells and curses and have no place in a child’s hands. Accio GF snacks!

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