Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread and Links

Hey-hey! Another week in the books. Today is the day the bonus unemployment expires through the CARES act, days after the eviction moratorium for millions and millions of Americans ended (with rent due tomorrow). In short: Things are about to get ugly. If you are gainfully employed and your income hasn’t been affected by the pandemic, please consider lending financial help to those in need. There are many mutual aid groups set up in communities around the country. Find them through Google or social media or this handy mutual aid hub and see how you can help members of your community survive what is sure to be an even greater hit to people’s well-being than the deadly pandemic we’ve all been fighting for months. Then watch a movie or a fave TV show (“Schitt’s Creek” got us through the first two months of quarantine and now we’re watching “Love on the Spectrum,” which is super interesting), enjoy a beverage of your choice, and try to decompress as best you can. The next few months are going to be next level.

Here are a few links that might interest you:

Netflix’s ‘Love on the Spectrum’ updates both reality dating shows and portrayals of autism

San Fran couple who insisted on ‘dream wedding’ with 100 GUESTS catch Covid, along with at least eight others.

More thoughts related to AOC’s powerful speech last week: “Women reflect on sexist slur that often goes unpunished”
I Never Wanted Kids. COVID-19 Changed My Mind.

John Lewis’ death-bed essay, published, per his wishes, yesterday on the day of his funeral, is a must read: “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation”

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  • Ele4phant August 15, 2020, 3:17 pm

    For the sf wedding I’m somewhat surprised as few people caught Covid as is being reported given what they did. Perhaps a number are ashamed and not admitting it.

    People – stop it with the big weddings. Small weddings are lovely and your marriage license just as valid, or you can just wait. This will end one day, some how, some way.

    I know it’s sad and not what you imagined, but it’s just one day out of your whole life.

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