Thank you, I will do that. To add pressure to the situation for him, his family suffered a house fire about 3 months prior to the diagnosis and have been living in a rental and dealing with 2 homes.
I am sure he has chores and mundane work I could help with.
I have a coworker who's wife was recently diagnosed with stage for colon cancer.
For background I work in an office, his cubicle is right across from mine. I have only worked here about 6 months and we've only ever engaged in a social setting outside work on 1 occasion. He, is in a somewhat mentor/supervisory role over me. He's an incredibly kind, and patient man, and he shoulders a lot of extra work because he's very good at what we do (engineering)
Cornel West on Joe Rogan brought me a lot of joy this morning.
I've never really been involved with Twitter. I've had a throw away account for a couple years. Only recently started checking it. Only today started commenting on anything.
Well, I dipped my toe into political conversation. Everyone was incredibly mean.... its a horrible place. I deleted my twitter.
Its Great! Its like everyone here has this little thought of "Am I being helpful?" before they respond to anything. Oddly enough, that moment of introspection seems to give everyone significantly more permission to be themselves.
At least thats my perspective.
Again... I come in hot sometimes. I hope you're well.
You don't apologize for medical rest you beautiful beast. The Lion does not apologize for its midday nap. NO it rewards the universe with its Majesty when it chooses too, and it slumbers as it sees fit.
Now this is a goal I can get behind!
Holy Shit Mike!
Look into my eyes!
You have shared so much of yourself with us. Enough (I believe) that I can say I honestly love you. Strange as that might be. I am certain I'm joined by hundreds of thousands in this love.
Ask for what you need.
Ask for $$$ from us if you need it.
Ask for time away if you need it.
You are our friend, not our servant.
AATR, Constitutional Law, Podcast Reccomendation
If anyone really liked the back half of the "Donuts" episode, there's a great podcast called "What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law" where Roman Mars talks to his neighbor (who happens to be a professor in constitutional law) about all the ways this president is doing weird new (dumb) things that push at the edge cases of our constitutional system.
I highly recommend it.
Why would we show love to such a nerd monk. Just because he non-judgmentally validates the humanity of all of us?
Its incredibly frustrating.
I have to remind myself how much of my world view had to go, in order for me to make space for this new understanding. I wish people could hold on to their 7-day creation version of reality, and shoe horn in an honest understanding of human caused climate change. But that seems impossible for most.
I agree, and I wanna be clear. I wasn't intending to correct you in any way,
I only meant to share a strategy I've used with some success to open the door to productive conversations with climate deniers.
Only about 5 years ago (I was like 23-24) I didnt believe humans caused climate change, or that it was something to worry about.
I think you really can change peoples minds on this.
This is an instance for folks who follow The Liturgists Podcast, The Alien & The Robot, and other things The Liturgists create.