Texas man pleads guilty to assaulting police officer on Jan. 6 – UPI.com

Photographs from the Jan. 6 riot show Denney picking up a long plastic pipe and swinging it at an officer, which he admitted to in court Thursday.

He was also seen as part of a mob that pushed into the Capitol and a large crowd that grabbed officers that were fighting with rioters, including Washington, D.C., police officer Michael Fanone who was shocked with a taser and had a heart attack.

Source: Texas man pleads guilty to assaulting police officer on Jan. 6 – UPI.com

Covid Live Updates: Moderna Asks F.D.A. to Authorize a Second Booster for All Adults – The New York Times

Moderna said late Thursday that it asked the Food and Drug Administration for emergency authorization of a second booster of its coronavirus vaccine for all adults, a significantly broader request than Pfizer and BioNTech filed for their shot this week.

The request is likely to intensify the latest round of an ongoing scientific debate over how long protection from the two most-used vaccines in the United States lasts in the face of new variants.

Republicans demand that U.S. send more aid to Ukraine after voting against it – The Washington Post

Thirty-one Senate Republicans voted last week against the $1.5 trillion spending bill to fund the government, increase U.S. defense spending and provide humanitarian and military assistance to Ukraine. In recent days, many of them have clamored for more weapons and aid.

Source: Republicans demand that U.S. send more aid to Ukraine after voting against it – The Washington Post

Despite LA County’s dropping COVID caseloads, be careful out there, Ferrer says – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

While Los Angeles County continues to enjoy relatively low COVID-19 infection numbers and falling hospitalization numbers, the public health director on Thursday, March 17, urged residents to continue exercising caution, including during this weekend’s L.A. Marathon.

“I hope a lot of people have an opportunity to go out and cheer on our runners,” Barbara Ferrer told reporters during an online briefing. “I want to commend the organizers of the marathon, as always they’re attentive to really what we consider routine infection-control processes. We encourage people to try to distance as much as possible and if they’re indoors gathering before the run with lots of people, to keep those masks on.

“Obviously for the spectators, we’ll all be outside watching. We can do our best to keep our distance. If you feel like you’re in a crowded area and you’re a person particularly at higher risk or you live with people at higher risk or you’re unvaccinated in those crowded situations, we obviously continue to recommend that you keep a mask on.”

Source: Despite LA County’s dropping COVID caseloads, be careful out there, Ferrer says – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Beta Reader Feedback on Do Better

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

       I am looking at the feedback from three readers, thus far, and starting to put the comments together in terms of what I will change in the 5th draft of Do Better

     While  I like the current title (“Project Do Better: A Kindness Manifesto in Four Phases“), I agree that if equity seems to be the gist of this book, then perhaps a better way of expressing that should be worked into this title, if necessary.  However, the catch is that this book is not really about equity, in my view.  It’s about every person being assured of having at least enough.  Equity would be nice, but I doubt that it is possible.   Each and every human being having enough food, water, basic private shelter, health care, and access to education, however, is absolutely possible.

   Kindness, built through empathy over these phases…

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