Since Last We Spoke, 2-18-19

The girlchild was in town this weekend, so there was a lot of parenting time, and less hanging out and surfing. We entertained at the house, Sasha baked, and we ate, and we just generally enjoyed having the kid home. Still, there was a little time to catch up on some reading, particularly as the evenings wound down. Here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:

A new tool for documenting elder abuse is in the testing phase. Looking forward to seeing results.

Why being estranged from your family can be the healthy thing. Judge less.

I always enjoy writer Ashley Ford, and her take on asking for help (and self-care) is a good one

No surprise–LGBTQ+ youth are over-represented, have poorer outcomes in the child welfare system

Can you identify all of these humanitarian icons? I could not.

He says you can’t ignore emails, but maybe you can. I’m torn on this. For your own sanity, I could easily argue it’s okay to make your priorities more important than other folks’ priorities (which is generally what emails are)

This was a gut punch, but I understand their point, and who’s to say what I would do in that situation?

Women helping women is good business. This might be a whole post soon. I have a lot to say about this.

How the Justice Department’s definition of IPV could leave victims at risk

North Caroline A&T students fight back against sexual assault


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