My Honey has Covid Again + Podcast 43: Do Better by S.D.Jones

Happiness Between Tails by da-AL

Shira Destinie Jones: Author/Educator/Activist.
Shira Destinie Jones: Author/Educator/Activist.

Click H-E-R-E for my new podcast page at AnchorFM. This week’s episode is the audio version of Shira Destinie Jones’ guest blog post below.

At the Happiness Between Tails podcast page, you’ll also find links to subscribe, hear, and share it via most any platform, from Spotify and Apple Podcasts, to Google Podcasts and Pocket Casts, along with RadioPublic and Castbox and Stitcher and more, plus an RSS feed. The full list of 50+ places is at LinkTree.

A few days ago, my husband came down with Covid. That’s the reason my intro here is short and why I haven’t worked much on my novels. We don’t know how he got it — we’ve got all our shots and he’s been masking. We both had it January 2021, right before the vaccines came out. So far, that time was far…

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Vivaldi translation: ”Justice is the revenge of man in society, as revenge is the justice of man in the wild.

Epicurus comigo!

” A justiça é a vingança do homem em sociedade, como a vingança é a justiça do homem em estado selvagem.


Marii Freire Pereira comigo!

Imagem: pinterest/ Sul Romanzo Agenzia Litteraria

Santarém, Pá 11 de agosto de 2022

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Writing Process: Shifting Gears is Hard, but Notes Help

Context, Critical Thinking, Continuous Learning: Project Do Better

Transitioning from Project Do Better, now that it’s finished, back to my novel work in progress, Who By Fire, is much more difficult than I anticipated. I’ve been trying to work on both of these books at the same time, with the result that the novel has been vastly neglected. Now that I’m winding down the work on the Do Better manifesto, even as I still search for someone to pass the baton for the Project, I find myself thinking there must be something that I’ve missed or some other thing that I need to do for Project Do Better.  I find that the notes I’ve taken on the writing process, as I continue to work on my craft, help a bit.   Concentrating on the novel still feels like a world away, though.
As our world gets warmer and warmer, in bad ways.



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Number of teens using Facebook crashes as YouTube becomes platform of choice | TechSpot

The bad news for Facebook came from a survey by Pew Research Center. It questioned 1,316 U.S. teens between the ages of 13 and 17 about their online habits and found that just 32% of them use the Facebook app.

The results are a stark contrast to Pew Research Center’s survey in 2015, which found a massive 71% of teens used Facebook at that time. But the social network has seen this demographic decline yearly since then. Despite CEO Mark Zuckerberg calling for the platform to refocus its efforts toward serving younger users last year, more teens have abandoned it in droves.

Source: Number of teens using Facebook crashes as YouTube becomes platform of choice | TechSpot




Republicans in Congress argued that none of these bills are necessary because the right to birth control and the right to same-sex marriage are safe. “In no way, shape or form is access to contraception limited or at risk of being limited,” Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.) said during Thursday’s debate on the birth control bill. “The liberal majority is clearly trying to stoke fears and mislead the American people once again because in their minds stoking fear clearly is the only way that they can win.” (Yahoo News)

“The FBI has gone rogue and is doing the dirty work of a communist regime,” tweeted Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).

Boebert “In Venezuela, they eat the dogs, and it started because they do not have firearms to protect themselves, to defend themselves against a tyrannical government.”

“We save the babies, we’ll save America,”   Mike Pence told  conservative…

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Attorney General Merrick Garland Delivers Remarks | OPA | Department of Justice – Trump search warrant

Faithful adherence to the rule of law is the bedrock principle of the Justice Department and of our democracy.

Upholding the rule of law means applying the law evenly, without fear or favor. Under my watch, that is precisely what the Justice Department is doing.

All Americans are entitled to the evenhanded application of the law, to due process of the law, and to the presumption of innocence.

Much of our work is by necessity conducted out of the public eye. We do that to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans and to protect the integrity of our investigations.

Federal law, longstanding Department rules, and our ethical obligations prevent me from providing further details as to the basis of the search at this time. There are, however, certain points I want you to know.

First, I personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter.

Second, the Department does not take such a decision lightly. Where possible, it is standard practice to seek less intrusive means as an alternative to a search, and to narrowly scope any search that is undertaken. 

Third, let me address recent unfounded attacks on the professionalism of the FBI and Justice Department agents and prosecutors. I will not stand by silently when their integrity is unfairly attacked.  

The men and women of the FBI and the Justice Department are dedicated, patriotic public servants.

Every day, they protect the American people from violent crime, terrorism, and other threats to their safety, while safeguarding our civil rights. They do so at great personal sacrifice and risk to themselves.

I am honored to work alongside them.

This is all I can say right now. More information will be made available in the appropriate way and at the appropriate time.

Source: Attorney General Merrick Garland Delivers Remarks | OPA | Department of Justice