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Cathy Hindersinn
The girl in pearls and hiking boots.
The girl in pearls and hiking boots.

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Over the last three years, it has become increasingly clear to me how phenomenally useful it is to have a full-time House and Child Specialist in the family. 

I'm glad that fewer people are coerced into that role these days. But I'm extremely grateful that my partner is willing and able to do that. The whole family functions better because she does.

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HELL TO THE YES. You cannot expect people to do all of the 'feelings work' in a relationship, or a society, just because they're female and 'good at people'. It gets old. It's not our job. It's nice to feel valued, but as a friend recently reminded me, there comes a point where if you don't stop doing the work people forget how valuable it is. These things ought to be reciprocal. This is why I don't do much event-organizing at work, or logistics-wrangling. Just because I'm good at it doesn't make it my job. (And how do you suppose I got to be good at it?)

Corollary: you are allowed to have feelings. You may not get them all over me without my permission. Women are not your emotional dumping ground.

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Hey guys, want our data? Here's ALL OF IT.


Encryption, however, according to Ars, would not have helped in this case because administrators responsible for managing these records had root access to the system, Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity Dr. Andy Ozment testified yesterday at a two-hour hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

And it turns out that a systems administrator responsible for handling the agency's records "was in Argentina and his co-worker was physically located in the [People's Republic of China]," a consultant who worked with an OPM-contracted company told ArsTechnica.

"Both had direct access to every row of data in every database: they were root."

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"The biggest lie Rachel Dolezal has promoted is that you have to be black to love black people."

Emmanuel AME

You pray
You don't pray, but you do tonight, because how not
You sing
Amazing grace
And you hold your family close
You put your little girl to bed
Same as always
But you wish you could cradle her in your arms
You talk long into the night with your lover
The horror in the world
The beauty
You wake up at peace
Your family around you
The slow ache you expected
Replaced with a heart that feels
Your heart broke open
And now it is bigger
Encompassing more of the world

How terrifying to have a bigger heart
In this world
How paralyzing

But today it feels like a gift
Like an offering of hope
So you hold your little girl close
And you try
To take it

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I didn't know the significance of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

From Wikipedia: "The African Methodist Episcopal Church, usually called the A.M.E. Church, is a predominantly African-American Methodist denomination based in the United States. It is the oldest independent denomination founded by blacks in the world."

The Charleston AME is one of the oldest in the country. The white shooter killed 9, including the pastor.

He was brought in alive, and the media hasn't been mentioning his race at all, even though if he was a person of color they would be doing so constantly. No one is calling it terrorism. In the coming days, I'm sure we'll hear a lot about his history of mental health issues, because shootings by white people are always a one-off occurrences perpetrated by the mentally disturbed, not part of a pattern of domestic terrorism.

Meanwhile, all over the country, black boys carrying toy guns and skittles are vilified for their own deaths.

Carry this with you. Let it weigh you down. It should.

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A diet science journalism sting operation. Bravo.

Camping is love. Bacon is love. Sleep is love.

Morgan: Mama lion, up!
Theresa: No, I'm a lion, I don't have arms!
Morgan: No, you're anthropomorphized!
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