DC1 was exposed to covid in study hall this week. Fun times. Oddly the number of cases in the district has dropped dramatically… still high for those of you in sane places but much lower than the first month of school. I don’t know if this is lack of reporting or if people have been masking/vaccinating/recovered because of how bad it was. A local college student died of covid which seems to have spurred better behavior, though what a terrible sacrifice.
Scalzi with a reminder not to get complacent about politics.
Interesting thread on one company’s experience with a company-wide vaccine mandate.
This guardian article could have been paid for by the period underpants industry, it’s so convincing. Has anybody tried these?
It’s common for people to say that nobody on their death bed ever wishes they’d worked more. I thought this poem (h/t excelsiorbev) was refreshing. Ha! Or, maybe he’s talking about how he should have taken more of these moments… that’s one of the things about poetry, there’s often ambiguity. But I suspect the last line about chickenhawks and the previous line about horse poop may point to the former interpretation. Not that I believe the farmer has wasted his life, but perhaps if I stop now, I will have wasted mine. DH’s company did a company-wide meeting and they had to talk about what drives them and most people had some sort of variation of helping people (which makes sense because this is one of those startups that will save lives if they are successful). I would have said making the world a better place. Poetry, man. Thought-provoking. Introspective.