Since Last We Spoke, 10-21-19

Good morning from Michigan State University, where I am working for most of the week. Happily, I am home the remainder of the month after this trip, so a bit of a travel reprieve, although not a work one (not a complaint). Thanks to those of you who participated in Journal Club, but it was not enough to sustain the amount of effort it requires for me to prep, monitor and sustain the process, so I have discontinued it and removed the posts (leaving them lingering half-finished felt–well, unfinished). I tried, people–it’s up to you in your own jurisdictions to make it happen, because clearly doing it online is not working. We tried.

It’s a heavy writing week month for me, so I am surfing less and researching more. But there were a few things that caught my eye since last we spoke:

The physical impact of racism

Traumatic stress linked to stroke

The financial cost of domestic violence

An excellent conversation between Morgan Jerkins and MeToo Founder Tarana Burke

What a loss to our country–I hope to be able to pay my respects on Thursday

We don’t pay teachers enough

Your feel-good story to start your week off right

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