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Happy Friday! Trying to hold onto that Wednesday high as long as possible! From Amanda Gorman, “there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it; if only we’re brave enough to be it.”

Be well everyone… some links of note…

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TGIF. What a week! Again.

Between following the second impeachment and thinking through all the implications of barring a president from posting online, I’ve continued to be distracted by news. There continues to be plenty of reason for gloom and doom this week (e.g. NASA confirms 2020 was the hottest year on record in a warming trend; only 10 Republicans joined the call to impeach; White supremacists are threatening violence at the inauguration—read this for more on the ever-updating and disturbing insurrection details; thousands of people are dying—especially people of color—from COVID every day; and so on), but I think I’m going to step away from the headlines for a bit and post some non-newsy links this week.

Here are some items that came into the house over the holidays and which have been making me smile, as well as a few other items of note…

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Like most everyone, I’ve been glued to the news this week: first, watching the results come in from the Georgia Senate runoffs with great excitement, and then watching insurgents rush into the Capitol (with the hopes of stopping the certification of Joe Biden as president… to do disgusting damage and possibly take hostages or kill elected officials?) with great horror. It’s most horrifying, perhaps, because of how unsurprising it was. How many times did Trump warn us all that he was not going to create the conditions for a peaceful transfer of power? How many times did he praise and align himself with white supremacists and conspiracy theorists? Wasn’t this all, as much as it somehow still played out as a shock, exactly what we were promised? Isn’t this exactly what we knew was being enabled by the Republican legislators who backed him? It is both appropriate and nauseating that we are at this moment.

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