"He was exposed to Covid while getting chemo treatments."

This is basically my worst nightmare come true omg omg omg
This is why I don't want to take off my N95 even though the once nurses are always encouraging me to snack during treatment
They are not all vaccinated! I mean, soon they will have to be, but not soon enough
Well, my anxiety train has now fully left the station and I have treatment tomorrow fuck this fucking pandemic I hate it here so much
The belly laughs the tl is providing tonight are genuinely helpful tho

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12 Sep
It actually makes you a better journalist to have clear boundaries and a life.

Also, none of these corporations care about you. They do not. Don't let yourselves be exploited for some shareholder's dividends.
Empathy, an eye for detail, curiosity, open-mindedness, being able to spot discrepancies in data and communicate why they're significant, being able to render people's stories well because you actually listen—none of those skills improve because you are overworked and underpaid.
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1 Sep
I keep thinking about the trajectory of my life had I been forced to give birth as an ill-equipped, unwilling and poor 21-year-old.

I most almost certainly would not be where I am now, but instead economically and professionally hobbled. Which is the whole point of these bills.
The lack of choice is not just about being stuck with an unwanted pregnancy (and it gets all the worse when that pregnancy is the result of rape or incest) but the way it shapes your whole damn life and very often keeps you tethered to an abuser.
So many abusers keep women from escaping by sabotaging their birth control.

A number of states mandate that a woman coparent with her rapist with their custody laws.

This place actively hates us.
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31 Aug
MDs love to immediately call for a social worker the moment you mention that the physical side effects of their antiquated-ass drugs have anything to do with your mental state.

Mind-body connection where?!?!

I swear, the moment you say "anxiety," it's like they hear "COOTIES."
The rigid compartmentalization of treatment reminds me of the notoriously siloed pre-9/11 IC
So much backwards about American medicine, like the (long previously unaddressed) residency bottleneck
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31 Aug
J-school, repeatedly: If your mother says she loves you, check it out.

Actual news media if you apply this principle to America's Shining City on An Exceptional Manifest Destiny Lost Cause Hill mythos: No not like that.
"Higher-ups at publications across the country have been worrying ever since about what 'woke newsrooms' augur for their profession."

I bet they do lol
They are very much aware of what kind of sieve the "major newsroom experience" language acts as.

That's the point.
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Wowowowow I haven't even finished all my various drips yet and I feel like someone is trying to sous vide my insides holy fuck
Bout to ask the nurse if anyone ever had too strong an edible and tried stripping down to their skivvies on chemo
The good news is I'm done with this particular gnarly drug combo so hopefully future treatments will be more chill!
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"It’s a sophisticated but ultimately middle-brow approach to dissecting the contemporary culture wars. And, I mean, not everything is Cukor."

I do enjoy reading Brandon. He's fun. blgtylr.substack.com/p/the-chair-is…
"Things have never looked so good. Or sounded so good. But at the same time, never has it been easier to borrow the signifiers and attributes of good art and commodify them to disguise deeply mediocre shit."

This is it. This is the thing.
I mean, it wasn't the central part of the furor surrounding American Dirt, but it was certainly part of it, that this airport novel was being signaled in so many ways as literary fiction
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