It has been a REALLY rough week all around, and we’re here to absolve you of any guilty feelings you may have if you weren’t productive this past week. No really, we weren’t either, so it’s OK. After that discussion, we will read and respond to your letters.
Links for this Episode:
- Charity Spotlight: Climate Science Legal Defense Fund
- Tango’s Takes
- Kevin’s Twitter Thread on Jan 7
- A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking
- Sarah Gailey’s Coup Self-Care
- Rancho Gordo Cookbooks and more
- Cool Beans Cookbook
- Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook
- Books by Mark Kurlansky (author of Salt, Cod, and more)
- Great Depression Cooking with Clara
- A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression
- Books by Robert Macfarlane
- Books by Barry H Lopez
- Books by Charles C Mann (1491, 1493)
- Last Hope K9 Rescue
Will you all stop talking about how predictive A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking has been?
Don’t trust the cops, okay; sourdough starter will save us, cute. But you’re ignoring the part where the instigator of a failed coup attempt is escorted to the city gates, exiled, and returns at the head of a feral mercenary army.
Stop, already. You’re terrifying me.
In terms of working from home or not, I think there is also a mental well-being factor that hasn’t entirely been discussed. For me… my home needs to feel safe, secure, and as stress free as possible… a respite from the rest of the world as much as possible. I want to be working out of the house when it is safe to do so again because once work is in my home then there’s no escape from it. I need very clear solid boundaries and they have to be no closer than the front door if I want to stay well. While many people do fine with a technological separation or a smaller physical separation… for me, and I suspect many others, it “breaks” the safety zone of the home. When I was working in youth care I found I needed to set a boundary with not checking work emails from home… I can’t imagine how it is having to handle the entirety of a job from home, not just emails. While many people will figure out the separation within the home, whether its location in the house or time of day or browser, and they will manage to grit their teeth and get through for now… I think quite a few people will need more clear division there again when this is over. I know I definitely do.
Oh hey, I just realized, I think we have the same birthday! Heee! January 11th? 😀
Another item for your Pre-1492 Indigenous political structure list, I recently ran across a brand new YouTube channel, Twin Rabbit, which comes at it from the Native side:
Stolen Anarchy: Playing Indian & The Roots of Collectivism
That museum is amazing! I was one of the small children who helped polish the giant copper nugget to a high gloss, before the Do Not Touch sign was added. I have fond memories of listening to the violinists in the old entrance hall every Wednesday in the summer.