I just took my temperature, checked my blood oxygen levels and toyed with taking a rapid covid text because I wasn't feeling good, and the only possible culprit is that I'm sick. Then I ate lunch and drank a glass of water and apparently cured myself.
covid *test* sigh
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13 Sep
Forgot to say yesterday during my ride through fancy small town I learned there are robot lawn mowers
Also every house had tiny signs saying dogs kept in by invisible fencing as though that's reassuring when you see a dog headed your way with no visible barrier in between. Like I'm not playing an over/ under that that fencing holds I'm getting away.
Upon reflection given the locale I do wonder if the signs are more like "don't shoot the dog" deterrents.
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13 Sep
It's supposed to be warm enough that you can wear your plaid jumper and knee socks to school and scoff when your mom suggests to wear a sweater but not so warm the kids suckered into wearing a sweater have heat exhaustion.
When I moved into my apartment in Boston on September 1,2015 it was so hot but I didn't realize it was strange because I had no baseline. It was their first September heatwave on record iirc. Three days above 90.

For NYC, though, i have a (still too warm) baseline.
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11 Sep
FWIW I went to a journalism master's program because despite clips and a book I couldn't get a job. I graduated in October and started a full-time job that January. It was absolutely the right decision for me.
I can't help noting in all of this discourse that people keep right on skipping past the fact that Mizzou graduates seem to not carry much debt relative to other schools and get decently paying jobs. Maybe most people just shouldn't go to Columbia or Medill?
Whether you go to a journalism program should (if you are not independently wealthy) depend on your financial aid package. Saying don't go into significant debt for a j-school degree is not the same as debating the utility of going to a master's program - that's personal.
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7 Aug
There's a big climate change report coming out on Monday. Your feed is going to be filled with all of the horrible things that a warming climate will do. The fact that there are things we can do about it will be relegated to maybe a paragraph, more likely a sentence.
I have been working on a podcast focused on climate solutions (@how2saveaplanet) for a year now and working on it has crystallized things that I thought were not great about climate reporting generally (things, to be clear) that I have done. We need more attention on solutions
There have been a lot of parallels made between climate and covid - I HAVE MADE THEM - collective problem in need of a collective solution. But one big difference is that for covid what we mostly needed to do is... stay home.
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25 Jun
It's worth pointing out that while most of the attention regarding the heatwave is going to be on the record breaking highs next week what matters arguably more in terms of human health is the fact that the overnight lows are also going to be high. /1
Many people can handle temporary high temperatures (small children, the elderly and people on certain medications are more sensitive), but being in heat all day is physically taxing. The body needs a rest and in the past that used to come with overnight lows. /2
This is why in the old days before AC (which to be clear people still died), people dealt with the heat by sleeping outside. The pics are from the Nebraska state capitol and a NYC fire escape respectively /3 people lseeping at nebraska state capitolpeople sleeping on fire escapes
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