my writing workflow:

1. collect and organize research in a designated note in apple notes

2. write first draft by hand in a notebook

3. type up draft on ipad and print out for a second pass.

4. transfer final edits to ipad.

5. convert to a .docx & send to editor.
i find it much easier to get words and thoughts out by hand, and the process of typing it up further helps me structure and revise what i am trying to say. printing helps me see things i may have missed.
and to be clear my ipad is hooked up to a keyboard, it is basically a laptop Image

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16 Oct
americans have long recognized a right to ones labor, the populist movement claimed a right to democratic input into the nature of the economy, the works progress administration during the depression was arguably rooted in this sense of a right to decent employment.
ones relationship to labor (their own or others) is a critical area of political contestation in american political thought, and the idea that one has a right to a decent living is very much a part of that discourse.
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i'm listening to "hell hath no fury" and once again i will say that i wish i did anything as well as pusha t raps about cocaine
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let’s resurrect the privileges and immunities clause of the 14th amendment baby
the authors of the 13th amendment sought to eliminate the “badges of slavery” and the second section gives Congress the power to “enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” let’s take it for a spin!
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