Writing these 4 things in the morning can drastically improve your work day — andrea drugay

You can call it journaling, you can call it planning, you can call it anything you want. The reality is if you can take about 5-7 minutes to write down these four items before you jump into your work day, you’ll be better prepared for anything that comes your way.

Writing these 4 things in the morning can drastically improve your work day — andrea drugay

It’s another election year, let’s try not to kill each other (except in video games).

It’s been awhile, I know. I’ve never been great at consistency and that is something at which I need to improve. I suppose I have been missing inspiration over the past few months.

Every election year, I become fine-tuned into news cycles as I attempt to understand the in’s and out’s of the American electorate, it’s actually a depressing hobby. I think the term “news junkie” is quite appropriate because that is exactly what we are: addicts. Being addicted to politics can be incredibly frustrating which is why it’s important to remind yourself of your limitations, focus on what you have control over while pushing aside that which you don’t. I think every person can benefit from a little self-reflection as well as a shift in perspective.

The 2020 presidential election, as with the previous presidential election, has thus far been filled with hyperbolic rhetoric. The Republicans say that their opponents want to tear down everything for which this nation stands. The Democrats say that their opponents don’t care about anything but profits and will do anything to prop up their agendas at the expense of people. These perspectives are nothing but caricatures.

If Americans really hold an interest in bridging divides and coming together with their fellow countrymen, I think there is one thing each of us should do a little more often: TURN OFF THE NEWS. A balkanized news media ecosystem may not have started this latest trend of political polarization but it is definitely exacerbating it. Confining ourselves to our respective political aisles, limiting ourselves to news outlets that cater to our ideological bents, only serves to demonize our political opponents. It is important to recognize and remember our shared humanity.

The original Apex Legends crew.

I’ve been playing a lot of Apex Legends in recent weeks with a determination to raise my rank up from the Bronze League, it’s a tough game but therein lies the fun. Gearing up, moving toward an enemy squad, coordinating with your own squad, and finally getting a kill as a plan comes together is one of the best thrills one can achieve playing a first-person shooter game. If anyone would like to join me in-game, my Origin username is “Crabb90.”

Declare Independence from the Corporate Duopoly! — Green Party of the ABQ Metro Area

Declare your independence from the corporate party duopoly! For a decade now, more registered voters in the United States have identified as independents than with either of the major parties. Depending on the polling or categorization method, this group may include minor-party adherents. Minor parties, e. g., Greens and Libertarians, often are included in a […]

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Journalists now writing hit pieces on support animals

Writers who use the most mundane material for political hit pieces are not journalists.

Suitably Bored

Imagine having such a slow news day that you are willing to write a hit piece on a dead ex-president’s support dog Sully. I cannot tell if it is new levels of stupidity or a new low for journalism. I am going to just come right out and say this: It seems apparent that Ruth Graham doesn’t know much about dogs, or service animals judging by the article. And it is abundantly clear that they don’t have a pet because if they did, they would know that animals and humans take very little to get attached to each other, 6 months for a human is 3.5 years in a dog’s life.

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Apu being written out of Simpsons due to controversy

Suitably Bored

Seems the Simpsons creators caved too the moral outrage brigade and have now removed Apu from the Simpsons show. I honestly don’t understand why they are pandering to these kinds of people, the ones that don’t even watch the show. Apu isn’t just another Indian stereotype, he’s had a number of wonderful episodes build around him to build him as a part of the Simpsons cast. And the irony behind all of this? They are about to “de-diversify” a cartoon show. He is one of the only major Indian-American characters on television at the moment.

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More on the Kavanaugh Allegations — ISCOTUS now

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, and sexual misconduct claims against him, have continued to dominate this week’s news. When we left off last Thursday, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, September 24, but had asked for a thorough FBI investigation prior to her hearing. Her request called…

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Kavanaugh Nomination Update—September 20, 2018 — ISCOTUS now

Amid the sexual assault allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, there have been renewed calls for the Senate to delay its vote on the nominee. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein issued a statement on Sunday in which she expressed her “support” for Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, the psychology professor who only went public with her accusations because…

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