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Writer. NaNoWriMo helped me realize that I can make time for my own dream, 1 lunch hour, late night, & weekend at a time.
Perhaps the top two reasons why Covid-19 is an argument for having had universal healthcare decades ago are: 1. Millions will lose their health insurance soon because health benefits are tied to employment. 2. This. This is what happens when healthcare is a for-profit industry.
Collection thread: all mask & fabric related posts (this will be pinned) Curved & flat mask patterns: I recommend the curved for the best fit & flexibility — https://twitter.com/czedwards/status/1244460427322392576?s=21 One piece mask pattern & tutorial - this one is simplest - https://czedwards.com/2020/03/29/one-piece-mask-pattern-and-tutorial/
The curved mask is most comfortable to wear for more than a couple hours, and it’s the one with the highest potential for additional filtration —it’s designed for a PM2.5 (2.5 micron filtering, which is protection from droplets). It’s not too difficult. https://czedwards.com/2020/03/21/mask-tutorials/
Beginning my yearly reread of "Space Opera" by @Quarynnetine Valente. This book broke me out of horrific writer's block 2 years ago, so I read it every year. With my 18th book still building in my head, I hope it'll help me this year too.
WE NEED TO BLOW THIS UP. The US Navy is using *our tax money* to round up medical supplies around the world. Then they are giving these supplies to corporations to *re-sell back to us* via bidding wars between states, FEMA etc. Rear Admiral John P. Polowczyk admits to it himself:
This is why the media HAS to stop just reiterating what he says without the deepest of scrutiny and uncertainty -- and I know that's not every journalist, or every outlet, but no one, *no one* can be a mere stenographer with this guy, because he lies and postures *constantly.*
Whether because of incompetence, or willful neglect, this is simply stunning: "Despite the tough talk and the invocation of presidential powers, Trump and his team by midday on Tuesday had yet to formally file a single order for a GM-made ventilator." https://time.com/5813277/trump-emergency-powers-gm-coronavirus-theatrics/