The people who are saying the first world is now experiencing disaster capitalism aren’t wrong

•March 17, 2020 • Leave a Comment

This is exactly how the Trump administration has been treating the dairy farmers during the tariff war with China. Just well enough that it doesn’t look like the planned destruction is more than sheepish incompetence, but just badly enough to accelerate the death of all of the small family farms.

Here’s a definition of disaster capitalism.

Not just sentimental, also a cock-eyed optimist

•March 16, 2020 • 12 Comments

I wonder if we should take bets on how long. That said, this has got to hurt, not to see the end of their project through, and my heart goes out to them all.

Can’t say I’m not relieved for everyone

•March 16, 2020 • 6 Comments

and sad for fellow fans who didn’t make it there, and amazed at how lucky I was.

This kind of leaves me speechless

•March 15, 2020 • 83 Comments

I’m not afraid. I’m angry.

Edited to add:

Aaand … the semester goes virtual, just like that

•March 12, 2020 • 9 Comments

Both of my employers will be suspending face to face classes — one for two weeks (so far), another “until further notice.”

Feeling a lot of relief, even though it will cause a lot of chaos and a big time suck as the courses go online. Not having to walk into two different Petri dish environments every day will hopefully keep dad and me illness-free. (Also, frankly, I get the 90-120 minutes I have spent driving daily since mid-January back.)

It’s getting real, folks.

Still not interested in the book but here’s a nice interview

•March 12, 2020 • 2 Comments

Worth noticing

•March 9, 2020 • 1 Comment

1. has resumed updating.

2. This is a response to Uncle Vanya from an Armitage blogger who’s been off the radar for a while (although she has been updating more regularly lately), icymi.

3. Alyssa (fellow Armitage blogger inter alia) has been working on crowdfunding her second novel — she’s more than 3/4 of the way there. I’ve upped my contribution recently as I really want to see this happen. Please consider supporting her current Kickstarter.

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