I went to Disneyland! (A few weeks ago.) Julia Santo and I went for Mickey’s Halloween party with her mom. It was a little bit of a last minute trip, but greatly needed to further wind down from conference running.
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November is upon us. This year, I’m attempting Nanowrimo again. This will be my second year. I did it in 2015, and I gave a 5-minute Ignite talk on my experience and how to prepare for it. My plan is to write a book about event running, so nonfiction. I’ll be updating a bit here, but giving some exclusive previews over on Patreon.
Green thumb update
All the tomato plants are down and removed from the ground right before Seattle got our first winter storm. This was a good decision. While pulling them out, I found traces that they were starting to rot. Tomatoes get a bad fungal rot when they are overly wet. They also hate when their leaves are damp. Which is why they are big babies and many people accidentally kill their tomato plants by not trimming them so you can water on the ground.
All the fall plants are finally where they need to be in the garden. Who knows if there will be anything to harvest.
[POLITICS] Rigged: How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump — There are many reasons why Trump won the electoral college and the POTUS seat. This is one people don’t like to talk about. Voter suppression is getting even worse out there in red and swing states, but it even affects blue states. In Washington state, for instance, ballot drop-off boxes can be very sparse in rural communities, especially if those rural communities are Native American reservations.
[POLITICS] Why rumors of a Gorsuch–Kagan clash at the Supreme Court are such a bombshell — for your Supreme Court nerdfest. This paragraph though:
“Kagan is cool-headed and pragmatic, but she does not suffer fools gladly. She does enjoy sparring with Justice Samuel Alito, but Alito is a brilliant intellect with a misanthropic wit. Gorsuch, by comparison, is a Fox News anchor’s idea of a first-rate justice: an insipid ideologue peddling warmed-over dogmas. Kagan just might find him exasperating enough to merit a rebuttal, drawing her into the ongoing ‘battle’ that [NPR’s Nina] Totenberg described.”
[NEWSLETTER ANNIVERSARY!] It’s been a year’s worth of newsletters, friends. It seems like the entire world has changed drastically in that time. (My hair is now green.) Though many things are still the same.
As always, live long and prosper,