Friday, February 07, 2020

Weekend Reading: A Short and Somewhat Depressing Edition

I almost didn't go out for my rollerblade - I had a migraine last night and was still feeling woozy today. But I rallied and went, and I'm glad I did. I'm always glad I go out and rollerblade! I still need to buy some exercise leggings that come down to my ankles, though....

Anyway, let's get straight to the links.

In pseudo-self promotion links: Pre-orders for the next Annorlunda book are now available! Nontraditional is a collection of linked essays by Nan Kuhlman about teaching composition in a community college, and I think you'll really enjoy it. You can pre-order from the usual places or if you're interested in writing a review, you can sign up to get a free copy as an advance reader.

Also, I'm running my first sale on the previous new release, The Boy Who Was Mistaken for a Fairy King, by HL Fullerton. The ebook is $0.99 on Amazon right now, and the other vendors will be dropping their prices soon (if they haven't already).

Onto less happy news...

Trump has started his retribution for the impeachment hearings. (Here's a post about some earlier acts of retribution.) I knew this was coming, but it is still depressing to see.

I could link to all sorts of essays about the failure of the Republicans in the Senate to stop this, etc. etc. But there's nothing new in them. This outcome was essentially determined when the Republicans held the Senate. Mitt Romney's speech and vote aside, I think the current Republican party has shown us what it is. The stakes in this year's election are unbelievably high. Please think about how you can help us win this one and get involved. I'm already psyching myself up for some phone banking (I hate making phone calls).

This story about living with HIV for 30 years is really well done.

This is a nice story about some seniors inspired by Greta Thunberg to take action against climate change.

In recommended listening: This Weeds episode with Claudia Sahm about setting up better automatic economic stabilizers to counter recessions is really good.

This is pretty cool:

Here are your bunnies for the week:

Have a good weekend, everyone!

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