“Surviving the Pandemic: Seven Ways to Create a Culture of Belonging” -Michele Powers (via Law Practice Today)

Some things to think about, from my friend Michele. 💕 Link to article: https://www.lawpracticetoday.org/article/surviving-pandemic-seven-ways-create-culture-belonging/?

“The Top 10 Worst Jobs For Mental Health Right Now”, by Travis Hornsby

Yikes. Let’s look out for each other people. Wear your face masks. Don’t touch your face!! https://www.studentloanplanner.com/worst-jobs-mental-health-student-loans/?fbclid=IwAR2V5lgbO8F-uj83SVQgddAThZJGO9EpAv2vRPjxBxGrWqG3-mB3dNH62ZU  

For conspiracy theorists sharing false info from a “doctor”, here is info with citations backed by studies and peer-reviewed info debunking her repeatedly…

From Kat Montgomery (Surgical Pathology Fellow at Vanderbilt University Medical Center)… **EDITED TO ADD: I wrote this post to help my friends sort through misinformation and did not expect it to go viral. Several commenters have asked me to cite sources, and I agree that this is important to do. I still have a dayContinue reading “For conspiracy theorists sharing false info from a “doctor”, here is info with citations backed by studies and peer-reviewed info debunking her repeatedly…”

random thoughts on forced working-from-home…

On the outset, while many of my colleagues balked at the idea of not coming into an office every weekday, my staff and I were fine as 90% of our work involves a computer. 😀 That being said, the transition itself (to full-time at-home work) was the most difficult part of the process. As timeContinue reading “random thoughts on forced working-from-home…”

Quarantine project – face masks

My daughter and I decided to make face masks for people we wanted to stay alive… double-layered fabric, double-layered interfacing, with a nose piece, and ties so that the ears don’t get tired of elastic. Lots of fun fabric choices, personalized for loves ones. 🙂

Quarantine project – raised gardening

My daughter, her boyfriend, and yours truly, collected the materials and built a couple of raised garden beds for a Victory Garden! Many of the plants are being raised from seeds (tomatoes, beans, peas, mango, various herbs, etc.). It’s been a lot of fun and gives us something to look after while stuck-in-place. 🙂  

Google and it’s continuing ‘discrimination’ issues

Even with Google’s current dispute with the U.S. Department of Labor, about which an agency official testified/described as “systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce; and another DOL official told The Guardian that “compelling evidence of very significant discrimination against women in the most common positions at Google headquarters” had been discovered; apparently some menContinue reading “Google and it’s continuing ‘discrimination’ issues”

Some looming deadlines of PetSmart Charities Inc….

A couple of the PetSmart Charities grant programs have fast-approaching deadlines: Deadline: 30 June 2017 Intake Diversion: This grant category focuses on reducing pet homelessness by helping organizations make wellness services, behavioral training and education more accessible to pet parents.  https://www.petsmartcharities.org/pro/grants/intake-diversion Keeping Pets and Families Together: This grant is dedicated to providing support through life’s toughest momentsContinue reading “Some looming deadlines of PetSmart Charities Inc….”

Interesting article and links re Eviction:

“Q&A: Exposing the realities of eviction” by Matthew Desmond Link: https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191125&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click Just Shelter – Founded by Matthew Desmond and Tessa Lowinske Desmond to raise awareness of the human cost of the lack of affordable housing in America and to amplify the work of community organizations working to preserve affordable housing, prevent eviction, and reduce family homelessness. LinkContinue reading “Interesting article and links re Eviction:”