scientist, mom, writer, fangrrrl. Tikkun olamnik. She/her mostly because I'm old & lazy. Re-tweets are not endorsements, nor do they always make sense.

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Joined June 2009
It's the most wonderful time of the year: #Spring! Drove from Storrs CT to central NJ today, on the #MerritParkway in Fairfield Cty I noticed trees have started to bud, some wild cherries blooming
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"And I carried that shame and regret with me for 25 years and counting, balled up and shoved down like an anxious, angry whisper. It felt like the worst part of me, the most selfish, mean part of me." @TheRaDR's @lithub piece is relatable and moving lithub.com/rabbi-danya-rutte…
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Pretty cool that Lizzo managed to play a musical note high enough to shatter white male fragility
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A big issue is the over-paving of FH. The less permeable land we have, the more flooding we will have. I believe zoning laws regulate how much of a residential property plot must be permeable/planted/unpaved, but—walking around FH—I don’t think it’s enforced.
Today, NYC DEP Commr. @Rit_Aggarwala & @Grace4NY joined me to visit sites in D29 that were flooded last year during Storm Ida. We also met with neighborhood residents to hear their experiences & discuss strategies to ensure the safety of our communities from future flood damage.
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A Republican judge in Louisiana ordered a 7-year-old victim of sex crimes to attend unsupervised visits at the location where 2 men abused her. Jeffrey Cashe is the same family court judge who ordered a rape victim to pay child support to the POS who impregnated her as a minor.
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Yesterday one of my most admired colleagues was hounded off this site for not being sufficiently militant about anti-COVID measures. I'm sad, and I'm quite angry. I've tried not write anything until now but it just keeps roiling in my gut.
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This is good news. I hope that it will get as much press coverage as an equivalent increase in homicides and shootings (though I suspect that it won't).
NYC murders down 11.8% over last year so far, 19% lower than 12 yrs ago under Bloomberg. Shooting incidents down 12.6% ytd, 9.6% down from 12 yrs ago nyc.gov/assets/nypd/download…
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Here is where I explain more fully⤵️ I suspect that Philbin and Herschmann also tried to find an off-ramp for Trump. I fully understand that Trump would never listen to good legal advice, and in fact, he uses lawyers to try to get around the law. 5/
Normally, if a defendant finds that he is the target of a criminal investigation, he does an assessment with his lawyer (ideally, a good criminal defense lawyer). First, they evaluate the case. Do they have any defenses? Any reason to hope for a court win? 1/
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Had to go out for something last night, so I took the 30-40 min drive to try and see Sonny the Snowy Owl. Here’s a light pole capture. I was getting dark fast when I arrived.
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remember when sebastian stan
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COVER REVEAL FOR GAY MAD MAX MEETS BLADE RUNNER GAY IT'S GAY CONTENT: Language, M/M open door sex and sexual elements, brief violence, brief misgendering, body dysphoria REP: Neurodiversity, gay, lesbian, non-binary, trans, and poly (mentioned) @angryrobotbooks @_AlHess
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My second favorite vote was the Republican who took credit for securing funding under the bill to compensate people hurt by a fire in her home state — minutes before she voted against it anyway.
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When the city built a protected bike lane on Skillman Avenue in Queens, opponents said it would hurt local businesses. I got hold of data showing the opposite happened: new businesses opened and sales increased. nyc.streetsblog.org/2022/09/…
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A co-host of Hill TV's Rising, @kthalps, recorded a segment this week on Israel's apartheid government -- the segment was first held and then spiked -- and the reporter, after three years with the program, was told she was done when she pushed back. Story: theintercept.com/2022/09/29/…
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once again contemplating the Hannah Arendt portrait on the walls of the Starship Troopers classroom
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Here a ministering angel moves one of the non-bird spirits into the rooms.
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The VERY last paragraph of this piece on dissension among Trump's legal team has Christina Bobb making it clear she's not treating the June 3 meeting was one covered by attorney-client privilege. washingtonpost.com/national-…
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Maybe so, but we almost certainly felt guiltier about it, and surely that counts for something, too.
Biden to Jewish audience: ‘I probably went to shul more than many of you did’ forward.com/fast-forward/519…
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On whether or not we can link attributes of a given storm to climate change or not:
"Hurricane #Ian is no anomaly. The climate crisis is making storms more powerful" | My new commentary with Susan Joy Hassol (aka @ClimateComms) in The @Guardian: theguardian.com/commentisfre…
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