Someone else just contacted me with something that needs to be done, another desperately compelling task that can't wait amidst this terrible crisis. And of course I said yes, I'll help. It is kind of astonishing how much I am in demand. A month ago I was fired from my day job because they "couldn't find enough work" for me. The irony is that since that happened I've never been busier. Tomorrow will be a jam-packed whirlwind, as every day in the last 2 weeks has been.

Just got hired for a 6 month engagement by a paying client...in exactly the field I want to work in. Not a bad day, all things considered.

Q: "So, what did you do on Sunday to relax?"
Me: "Oh, I looked up the geocoordinates of medieval plague pits in London."

My husband and I are about to enter our 4th week of sequestration. I would say we're doing pretty well so far. We're not sick, we're both working, and earning pretty good money. And we're not going stir crazy. Best possible scenario in this crisis.

I married a dude who loves pictures of adorable animals. That doesn't sound like one of the pillars of a healthy marriage, but honestly it is!

So, I did a video on how we know the is going to change our world profoundly. We're not going back to "business as usual" when this is over. Please share.
youtu.be/rLJuvtf6wP8

I think being a dancer would be the most frustrating career imaginable. It combines the worst parts of being an athlete with the worst parts of being an artist. Those who do it successfully must have quite a drive.

Two solid hours of work today billable to a client. Not bad for my first official day self-employed.

As of this moment I am self-employed, and also out of the profession in which I spent 22 years of my life (25 if you count the schooling).

Last batch of pups for right now, gotta jump on a conference call. (Been doing a lot of that). In honor of . Stay safe, healthy etc.

It's and I'm going on a rampage of posting puppies. Seriously, an "Awww!" moment really does help stress, mental acuity and emotional health.

Today is . Looking at puppies is helping me through this virus quarantine stuff. Here's some puppies to help spread the love.

Our "shelter in place" order just went out. Such strange, scary times.

Well, live-streaming on YouTube, which I have not done for several months, is now insanely hard. Couldn't get my software to work for a long time, then it finally connected, YT went crazy about "keyframe rate" and then shut down my stream due to a supposed copyright violation (there was none).

Every company I have ever emailed is suddenly sending me messages about how much they care about the virus. It's getting rather tiresome...

New episode of Green Screen is up now! Join us as we dissect the 1941 classic "How Green Was My Valley," with issues involving fossil fuel extraction, pollution, and labor strife.
directory.libsyn.com/episode/i

My #coronavirus diary (Part 7). That one guy on Facebook... 

TIL Petro-masculinity:

"As the planet warms, new authoritarian movements in the West are embracing a toxic combination of climate denial, racism and misogyny. Rather than consider these resentments separately, this article interrogates their relationship through the concept of petro-masculinity, which appreciates the historic role of fossil fuel systems in buttressing white patriarchal rule. Petro-masculinity is helpful to understanding how the anxieties aroused by the Anthropocene can augment desires for authoritarianism. The concept of petro-masculinity suggests that fossil fuels mean more than profit; fossil fuels also contribute to making identities, which poses risks for post-carbon energy politics. Moreover, through a psycho-political reading of authoritarianism, I show how fossil fuel use can function as a violent compensatory practice in reaction to #gender and #climate trouble."

sci-hub.tw/https://journals.sa

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