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Portland, OR
Joined November 2007
Working remotely doesn't have to be a death march between full hour meetings, folks. Breaks are important, walks are important. Take care of yourselves.
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There should be a writer's retreat where you just hang out in a cabin cut off from social media for the first two weeks and then you're shown a single tweet like this, completely divorced from context, and have to write what you think led up to it
The White House has invited me & I think it’s a step in the right direction. Yes, I’m going. I’ll be dressed in all pink like Legally Blonde so they know I mean business. I’ll ask questions on behalf of the ppl who have been made fun of for simply being human. #BallGate day 3
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🧵 I want to share more about what I witnessed at Rikers Island yesterday. We broke into groups to inspect different parts of the sprawling facility. I spent several hours at the Otis Bantum Correctional Center.
I just returned from Rikers Island where a group of elected officials exercised our legal right to inspect correctional facilities. What I witnessed was a humanitarian crisis. A horror house of abuse and neglect. I'll share more soon but for now my message is simple: decarcerate.
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This is wild
The thing about a failed coup is it can convince you you were never all that close to a successful coup, when in fact you were about six inches away the whole time
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Was the recall necessary? No But did we learn some valuable lessons about the 2022 and 2024 elections? Also no
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I've seen enough: the vote to recall CA Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) fails.
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Do you own an iPhone? Go update it right now. I'll wait here. iOS 14.8 includes a fix for an NSO zero-click exploit found on a Saudi activist's phone. nytimes.com/2021/09/13/techn…
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A new company has been launched with one big ambition: to bring the woolly mammoth back to life. It's a huge challenge for science, and an ethical conundrum. Is it fair to bring mammoths back? And what impact would they have on a modern environment? 🦣1/ nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2021…
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Restaurant sign on NE Sandy: ROSES ARE RED VIOLETS ARE BLUE COVID SUCKS EAT PRIME RIB
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Part of being an adult is just accepting that this is the way your back feels now.
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I’ve said this before, but the deepest despair I had for our political prospects here was not when Trump was elected but after 9/11. I felt almost totally unrepresented and lost.
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Was it really that bad, you might ask?
This is how anti-war protesters were treated in the press.
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So are A Levels happening?
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I share this picture every year: this was our high school, 20 years ago today, where the glass windows to the admin offices were our only way to know whose parents were safe, whose had called in, and the agonizing absence of those who hadn't yet been heard from:
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Duck fans: wellness check?
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