"On Monday, workers say they will refuse to accept orders until Instacart provides hazard pay of an additional $5 an order, free safety gear (hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and soap) to workers, and expands its paid sick leave to include workers with pre-existing conditions who have been advised by their doctors not to work at this time. Workers say the strike will last until Instacart agrees to these terms."
Internet Archive opens a National Emergency Library
"We dare you to try suing us over this." (Paraphrasing of course.)
Let's count stressors:
- pandemic with the worst leadership possible
- daycare closed
- babysitter in isolation
- friends can't help
- three year old is acting out
- new job I love but can't perform well at
- recent spouse surgery
- my marriage is breaking up
- longtime depression and anxiety, now suddenly unmedicated
I forgot I ordered this print a while back, it came in the mail yesterday and when I opened it this afternoon I started ugly laughing. I can't get a frame for it right now, so it's attached to the sleeve it came in and propped on the shelf near my record player. "Everything Is Fine", indeed.
("Ten Of Swords Everything Is Fine" from the Modern Witch Tarot by Lisa Sterle.)
If you want to brighten up your walls with some abstract landscape art, may I give you this coupon code? FLATTENTHECURVE gives you 15% off in my etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/artbychrisroth when you buy 2 or more prints. ❤️ 💜 💙
fundraiser for students @ pomona college being evicted from campus bc of covid, :boostokay:
many first generation/low income, international, and homeless students are not being allowed to stay on campus. there is a petition system to stay, but its inconsistent and is not taking everyone who asks
transphobia incident in Redwood City
My wife has her face wrapped in bandages right now. She’s supposed to walk 2 hrs a day for surgery recovery. But when she went out alone last night she got followed by some assholes in an SUV shouting obscenities. They kept turning around to keep following her. She eventually hid behind a parked car till they went away, and then a few mins later a cop stopped her because someone thought she was looking in car windows.
Now she doesn’t feel safe going outside.
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
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