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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Viruses indoors, viruses outdoors, and Space Force shenanigans…

    Quickies: Viruses indoors, viruses outdoors, and Space Force shenanigans…

    Happy Friday! If I didn’t do my weekly Friday Quickies, would I even know what day it was? First, COVID-related items: Why, yes, I AM going to keep insisting that everyone read about how time duration of exposure affects infection risk, particularly with respect to indoor spaces. Want to get outdoors, instead? Here are some things to consider to avoid…

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    Quickies: COVID models, #JusticeForBre, and more…

    What? The Friday Quickies are back on an actual Friday?! I mean, all time is Jeremy Bearimy anyway, but whatever bit of normalcy I can hang on to, I will. First, some COVID-related stuff: The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them: A fascinating and straightforward explanation of exposure risks in everyday situations. Staying 6 feet apart won’t help anyone…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Changing social norms, exam questions, and butter packages…

    Quickies: Changing social norms, exam questions, and butter packages…

    I can’t believe it’s already May. Where did April go? Oh yeah, in a haze of anxiety inside my house… Do you find yourself saying, “how are you?” and realizing that’s a ridiculous frakking question right now? Here are some alternatives as our social rituals are changing. I can’t imagine giving a traditional final exam this week. So, I was…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Copper’s virus-killing secrets, audio fantasy novel, and Cute Animal Weekend

    Quickies: Copper’s virus-killing secrets, audio fantasy novel, and Cute Animal Weekend

    The husband is making chocolate chip pancakes, and the dogs are snoozing on top of each other next to me. Enjoy the little things that can bring a bit of piece and joy to all this! Okay, enough sappy shit… here are some note-worthy stories from the week: Poll shows that 80% of people in the US are at the…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Black holes, dealing with anxiety, buzzing your hair, and more on COVID…

    Quickies: Black holes, dealing with anxiety, buzzing your hair, and more on COVID…

    Hello, all! What differentiates the weekend from a weekday for those of us stuck working at home? Less Zoom professional meetings and more Zoom happy hours. COVID-related stories: Check out this long and good read, Our Pandemic Summer, on why we shouldn’t expect to “get back to normal.” The death rate is Not Like the Flu, Not Like Car Crashes,…

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    Quickies: Race and human rights in the time of COVID-19

    My Friday Quickies have slowly become the weekend quickies because time has no meaning… Feeling helpless during this pandemic? Amnesty International lists ten ways that you can fight for human rights while distancing. (US-centric) via Buzz Parsec, Aaron Thomas explains why not everyone feels safe with a mask. You can read more on this as shared by the Hope &…

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    Helpful COVID-19 Quickies and Cute Animal… Saturday?

    Hello again to another Friday… oops I mean Saturday! Having trouble keeping track of days? Well, we all are. My mostly-optional Zoom online class schedule is the only thing that’s really keeping me aware these days. Anyway, apologies for the lateness. First, I have just a few COVID-related stories that are good reads and not entirely anxiety inducing which would…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Some “stay at home” survival resources

    Quickies: Some “stay at home” survival resources

    We’re in a whole new world… here in the US specifically in the last two weeks since my last post. One would think I’d have plenty of time to write now, right? Not so much… first off, taking your well-planned (or not) in-person course and making it remote is NOT trivial. Second, my anxiety brain is 100% in overdrive. Maybe you…

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