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Trump is more Beckett than Sartre

Writes Like She Talks - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:56
David A. Graham’s latest in The Atlantic, “There’s No Way Out”, is subtitled, “Trump’s presidency may be a dysfunctional disaster, but there’s no apparent way to end it.”. In the piece, Graham offers a survey of observations and incidents on his way to building the case that we have no exit from Trump and his… 2
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Enough with Goldwater Rule, we have a duty to warn

Writes Like She Talks - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:38
For more than a year, many United States citizens have been expressing unease when it comes to talking about whether our country’s president has a personality disorder or is behaving in a way that isn’t healthy and should get attention from people who can alter it. However, regardless of whether someone has a state-issued mental… 2
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Two ice orchids and an inch of growth

Writes Like She Talks - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:52
This is a excerpt from a longer work in progress. When you’re 54 years old and you haven’t had a physical exam in four years, you need to prepare. I shouldn’t have waited four years. Not while I had health care coverage and a capacity to pay – never to be taken for granted. And… 6
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Oprah the Candidate, Oprah the Leader, Oprah as Oprah

Writes Like She Talks - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 00:30
When it comes to supporting people for public office, we think we know what we don’t want and maybe what we do want, and then we find ways to disqualify people one by one because they do or don’t conform to those expectations, hopes and desires. Rarely are we left with candidates we love, I… 2
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The day the news died

Writes Like She Talks - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:15
I was on the treadmill. It was late 2016. I caught myself watching Good Morning America after 8am, instead of C-SPAN, CNN or MSNBC. I never watched “those” morning shows – the ones with the cute banter and cuter outfits, with audiences waving inside and outside and segments about the hottest new something – toys,… 0
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Update re: invitation to Ohio elected for getting policy input from social work students

Writes Like She Talks - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 19:15
I’m pleased to report that I followed up this morning’s blog post regarding HB 457 with an email to State Rep. Antani. I sent him a link to the post and an invitation to visit with one or both of the classes of social work students I have this semester. He responded very promptly and… 0
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Invitation to Ohio State Rep. Niraj Antani

Writes Like She Talks - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 09:12
On Wednesday, January 3rd, the Dayton Daily News reported that Ohio State Representative Niraj Antani (R-26, Miamisburg) is “pushing a bill [HB 457] that would require people on parole or probation who test positive for illegal opioids [to] be jailed or sent to a 30-day residential drug treatment program”. The article also indicates it would… 1
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Editorial Note

Writes Like She Talks - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 00:16
Thank you to everyone reading WLST. On one hand, I can’t believe I didn’t write a single word here throughout 2017. On the other hand, I know exactly why I didn’t and will write more about that in future posts. I will publish daily on the weekdays but other than this note, I do not… 7
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Bannon’s one word description of Trump that 60,000+ mental health professionals are implying

Writes Like She Talks - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:53
From BuzzFeed two days ago about email content in a 2016 Breitbart-related exchange that reflects at least one true thing expressed by Steve Bannon: In response to Bannon’s criticism of Trump’s lack of humility before God, Breitbart’s Washington political editor Matthew Boyle chimed in. “…He can’t do anything wrong, at least in his mind,” Boyle… 2
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If we wear makeup when no one else is around to see it, does it matter?

Writes Like She Talks - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 01:39
This morning, on my Facebook page, I posted the following question: “Do you wear makeup if you know you’re not leaving your house for the day?” People – including a few cheeky men – were generous with their responses: some do, some don’t, some don’t like the underlying presumption in the way the question is… 4
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How to climb the ladder of political engagement if you don’t run for office (yet)

Writes Like She Talks - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 00:55
I don’t feel like I can walk under ladders every day, but generally speaking, I’m lucky and I’ve even been able to climb higher on the ladder of political engagement than I ever imagined: A few people know I moved to Ohio not quite 30 years ago to get a joint degree in law and… 3
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Is it too late to run for office in 2018?

Writes Like She Talks - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 08:39
You’re seething. You cannot believe, again, what is coming from the Twitter handle of the person the electoral college placed in the White House. Tonight, he’s saying his button’s bigger than Kim Jong Un’s button, and that Monday, he’s going to give out his own “THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA awards” (uppercase in the… 4
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No, I’m not running but here are tips on how to get started

Writes Like She Talks - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 00:55
In Spring 2017, I was flattered and thrilled to have a writer friend refer me to BUST Magazine for a freelance gig on how to run for office. “Don’t Get Mad, Get Elected: The How-To Guide For Launching A Political Campaign” sketches out most if not all the major, and several more minor considerations to give… 0
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Ward 14 General Election Community Forum

Gloria Ferris's Blog - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 00:05

On Tuesday, October 9, Brian Cummins and Jasmin Santana were invited to participate in a community forum to answer questions from the people who will be voting for them on Tuesday, November 7th.

Here is the invitation:


Brian and Jasmin-

You are the two candidates left standing after a primary that had very capable candidates.

It has been more of a challenge to find venues and available dates this fall than it was this summer because of the number of events being hosted by our venues.

Therefore, there are three dates available for the community forum and one time frame 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

They are as follows:

Tuesday, October 24th 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Wednesday, October 25th 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Wednesday, November 1st 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

If you could check your calendars and get back to me as soon as you possibly can, I will be able to confirm the venue and we could all begin promoting as quickly as possible.

We will again use the League of Women’s format for the event.

· All Questions will be written.

· Keep questions clear, concise and to the point.

· Keep questions appropriate to the council race.

· Pose general questions that both candidates can answer.

· Screeners/sorters will be available for help with wording and writing questions.

· Pages will be in the room to pass out pencils and cards throughout the forum and to collect the questions.

When you confirm your attendance, I will forward the format, agenda, a flyer to circulate and four questions that will be preset by one of our volunteers, Mikki White.

Good luck and I look forward to another successful community forum.

Gloria Ferris

On Thursday, October 12, this reminder was sent out.

Brian and Jasmin-

Brian- Thank you for your prompt reply to our invitation.

Jasmin- If you could please reply to my original invitation or this reminder by the end of business Friday, October 13th at 5:00 pm.

This is a very busy time of year and our venues are keeping the dates open for us but they are already asking for confirmation so that they can release the dates not used for other events.

As soon as we here back from you we will craft a pdf of a flyer that you both can use to promote the forum to your supporters and those voters on the fence.

Here are the dates available for the community forum and one time frame 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Tuesday, October 24th 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Wednesday, October 25th 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Wednesday, November 1st 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Please reply with a confirmation or a regret.

Gloria Ferris

It is quite important to nail down a date and a venue quickly so that the event can be promoted for at least a week. Also, the venues have asked for certainty as soon as possible because Fall is a busy time and they are waiting for a yes or no so that the venue can be released on that date.

We are hopeful that we will have answers for them by 5 pm on Friday, October 13.

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Slack vs IRC

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Predicting Microformats/RDFa's Future

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Students, builders, museum trustees hear about the leading green buildings in the world

Green City Blue Lake - Fri, 10/19/2012 - 10:05

The Bullitt Center in Seattle has been called the greenest building in the world. Its developer, Chris Rogers of Point32, credits the Bullitt Foundation, which subscribed to the Living Building Challenge, a paradigm shifting green building process that Rogers says, "goes way beyond LEED."

Living Buildings put in to bricks and mortar (or bio-based materials) the vision that two decades ago the likes of architect Bill McDonough and futurist David Orr spun from beautiful prose in to the first generation of green buildings. The vision was always to design buildings that act like a tree, that are abundant, producing more than taking. How will the Bullitt Center, which embodies those ideals, shift the paradigm in how we build?

"I think would be great if we were the greenest building in the world—for a week," Rogers told the Building with Nature Symposium which is introducing new ideas about building for the future in to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's rebuilding process. "What we learned can be replicated, but you need to look at local conditions to fit with your climate and culture."

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Museum hears inspired ideas from its architect at Building with nature symposium

Green City Blue Lake - Thu, 10/18/2012 - 13:10

"We want a building that itself embodies how we can live in the future, in a highly sustainable way," Cleveland Museum of Natural History Director Evalyn Gates explained to 450 attendees the purpose of the museum's Building with Nature symposium, a free and open to the public event at the museum today. "Our experience with the SmartHome showed us that we want a (new) building that cost less to operate and maintain and will inspire all of us about how we live on this planet."

To inspire the museum to reach for the stars, Dr. Gates, an astrophysicist, and GreenCityBlueLake Institute Director David Beach assembled a high wattage panel—from the designer of literally the world's greenest building to the country's foremost experts on energy who figured out how to green the renovation of the Empire State Building. These are big thinkers but also the 'do-ers' -- practitioners who have faced skepticism and long odds and in the end broke new ground for all of us. That list started with Curtis Fentress whose firm is the architect of record for the Museum's proposed redevelopment and addition.

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