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Hello, Friends. How are you? How was your weekend? We’ve had so much going on with the renovation! So many meetings with tradespeople, some new discoveries, a ton of errands. And I haven’t made time to write a Friday link list post in a couple of weeks. But I miss sharing links with you! So even though the weekend is over, I thought I’d write my usual Friday post anyway.
Here are a few things I’ve wanted to share with you:
–The pandemic is affecting periods. Am I the last person to learn about this?
-Yesterday there was an Elf Reunion Script Read to raise money for Reverend Warnick and Jon Ossoff in the Georgia Senate run-off. I was asleep when it happened, but plan to make a donation so I can watch it today with my kiddos (we LOVE Elf!).
-After a 15-year-old girl went missing in Florida, her mother found her in sex videos on Pornhub. Sexual assaults on a 14-year-old California girl were posted on Pornhub and reported by a classmate who saw the videos.
-Anti-human trafficking group Operation Underground Railroad under criminal investigation by Utah prosecutor.
-Breakdancing, or breaking, as the dancers themselves call it, is now an official Olympic sport.
-Motherhood in America Is a Multilevel Marketing Scheme.
-Related: “If you call motherhood “the most important job in the world” but think paying parents is radical, maybe just maybe your ‘admiration’ is just a way to mollify women into working for free.”
-The more we learn about Dan Crenshaw, the more there is to be disgusted by. The VA Office Inspector General reports three witnesses confirm Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) was the one who planted information in a smear campaign against a female veteran, who was sexually assaulted, to disparage her credibility.
-I’m thinking about gifts for writers and I just saw this keyboard, that looks and feels like a vintage typewriter, but works with a tablet. It looks so cool!
Here are some tweets I saved for you:
-Mesmerizing walking competitions.
-We also restrict driving privileges and implement safety requirements in an ongoing effort to lower vehicle fatalities. If you wear a seatbelt, you can wear a mask.
-I appreciated the framing in this thread.
-These news stories should radicalize us. Let them.
-The home ownership gap is worse for Black Americans now than it was during segregation.
-German Christmas Ornament Catalogue.
-Why can you still spread the virus even with a vaccine? (This applies to other vaccines too.) This thread is a good simple explainer.
-I did not know this little historical tidbit, but I love it.
-Can’t stop looking at this image.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I’ve been missing you like crazy. I’m glad to see you back here today.