Fernando Pessoa

Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

” Não sei quantas almas tenho.

Cada momento mudei.

Continuamente me estranho.

Nunca me vi nem acabei.

De tanto ser, só tenho alma.

Quem tem alma não tem calma.

Quem vê é só o que vê,

Quem sente não é quem é,

Atento ao que sou e vejo,

Torno-me eles e não eu.

Cada meu sonho ou desejo

É do que nasce e não meu.

Sou minha própria paisagem;

Assisto a minha paisagem;

Diverso, móbil e só,

Não sei sentir-me onde estou.

Por isso, alheio, vou lendo

Como páginas, meu ser.

O que segue não prevendo,

O que passou a esquecer.

Nota à margem do que li

O que julguei que senti.

Releio e digo: Fui eu?”

Deus sabe, porque o escreveu.

Fernando Pessoa. Não sei quantas almas tenho.

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15 Republicans Proxy Voted Over 100 Times Despite Their Opposition to It

  • House Republicans are opposed to proxy voting, and Kevin McCarthy tried to end it with a lawsuit.
  • But 15 Republicans have used the system — which allows members to cast votes on others’ behalf — over 100 times.
  • They include prominent names like Matt Gaetz, Madison Cawthorn, and Paul Gosar.

Source: 15 Republicans Proxy Voted Over 100 Times Despite Their Opposition to It

COVID-19 still growing in LA County, Ferrer says, warning of strengthening BA.2 subvariant – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

It’s not a “surge” by any means, but COVID-19 transmission continues to be widespread across Los Angeles County, the public health director said on Thursday, April 28, noting increases in key metrics used to track the virus and warning of the suddenly increased presence of yet another even more communicable variant.

In pure numbers, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer reported another 2,335 COVID infections in the county on Thursday. The daily average number of new cases logged by the county over the past seven days rose to 1,764, up from 1,261 the previous week, she said.

The daily average case number is roughly triple the number it was a month ago, Ferrer said.

She also noted small but steady increases over the past week in the number of COVID-positive people in county hospitals. The number increased to 249 on Thursday, up from 235 on Wednesday. The number of those patients being treated in intensive care was 30, up from 28 a day earlier.

Ferrer noted that those numbers are still relatively low when compared to the winter surge numbers that topped 8,000. She credited widespread vaccination, therapeutics and immunity from prior infection for preventing people who are getting infected from winding up hospitalized.

Health officials have warned in recent weeks that the rising case numbers may actually be bigger than the figures reflected by testing results —since many people are testing at home and may not be reporting results to the county. And many others may not be getting tested at all because they are not becoming seriously ill.

In hopes of countering those lapses, the county monitors concentrations of COVID in four wastewater systems across the area. The most recent results show that the average concentration of the virus found in most of those systems has risen sharply, with two of them showing nearly double the rate from two weeks ago, and a third showing a sharp upward rise. But the fourth system monitored actually showed a small decrease.

Source: COVID-19 still growing in LA County, Ferrer says, warning of strengthening BA.2 subvariant – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

LAUSD failed disabled students during pandemic, probe finds – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Unified failed to provide appropriate education to students with disabilities during the pandemic as required under federal law and must provide extra services to help some of the most vulnerable students recover from the significant voids in their learning, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday.

The investigation, conducted by the department’s Office for Civil Rights, confirms what many parents have alleged since schools were first closed — that they basically had to fend for themselves during distance learning as their children were left with little if any education and specialized assistance. The district has entered into a voluntary agreement with the federal department to fix its failings.

Source: LAUSD failed disabled students during pandemic, probe finds – Los Angeles Times

Who By Fire: Conocer a La Mujer Secreta / Meet the Secret Lady

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

This week, we introduce a character Who Must Not Be Named. She speaks Spanish because she was born in Cuba:

Soy una secreta. Soy una mujer libre. Guardo mis secretos, y tambièn los de un otro.

I am a secret. I am a free woman. I keep my secrets, and also those of another.

  • Can you guess whose secret she is keeping?
  • -Shira, on behalf of our Secret Lady…

Who by Fire: I Will is Book I of a historical fantasy trilogy.

Working Cover for historical fantasy WiP

Action Prompts in support of empathy and hope that you can take right now:

1.) Share two different reasons to write your own novel, or write your Grandmother‘s story, even if it’s not in novel form.

2.) Write a book, story, blog post, or tweet that uses a bit of that work.

Thoughtful Readers, have you any additional ideas…

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