I started quiltcoaching.com to help people take care of their aging parents. My mom has Alzheimer’s. I grew up in San Francisco. I worked at Facebook + Branch.
RT @PHwithSam: "Little in medicine is as ill defined or as anecdotal as addiction treatment." Thank you Colton, for sharing your heart-wren…
RT @adharves: Syria snapshot: At the same intersection in Tal Tamr today, US forces pull out ... and Assad regime moves in. https://t.co/sT…
RT @jeffbarnosky: @mckaycoppins @MittRomney Well, at least I had, "makes a Flaubert reference" in my Fantasy Politics league. I've got that…
RT @mcsweeneys: "It may be best to have a close family member initiate the conversation. And who better than one of his own children with d…
"It doesn’t look like a Rockwell painting. But it’s what Rockwell would have to paint today." https://granolashotgun.com/2019/07/22/the-show-horse-and-the-work-horse/
What's causing this most recent swell of interest in loneliness? (Good chance I'm at the center of a Venn diagram – people whose work has to do with aging and people like @Chris_arnade whose work has to do with American culture – and just have an outsized sense of it.)
 
To add some perspective: "Bowling Alone" was published 20 years ago and Cacioppo's "Loneliness" was published 10 years ago. And here (as just one example) is a new episode of Ezra Klein's podcast, published last week. https://twitter.com/ezraklein/status/1182271561111355393
 
The most likely explanation is that this is just the drumbeat carrying on, and that it's natural for us to keep coming back to a topic as resonant, complicated, and unsettled as this one. But, nevertheless, I am curious.
RT @caspertk: So thrilled to share the full site of Sacred Design Lab! We envision a world in which every person is connected to their inh…
What app do you use everyday that you love? Or at least enjoy?
 
I recently downloaded Tide Alert, which sends me push notifications (The only ones I get other than messages!) at high tide and low tide every day. It is a joy.
RT @np: I’m listening to the new weeds and I wasn’t sure whether at @ezraklein wanted to pull apart a couple of threads or not (because the…
My big thing as a life-long California resident will continue to be: Put a pair of shoes and socks underneath your bed. It's simple and free and you can do it today. Right now, even! Make it your hiking boots, while you're at it.
Seems like a good time to re-share my best earthquake resource – a sort of 'Wirecutter for emergency preparedness' – for new San Francisco residents who didn't grow up in an earthquake zone: https://theprepared.com/.
Learned the other day that earthquakes in Seattle and SF/LA feel different because the regions have different plate tectonics: Seattle’s feel like a vertical jump, SF/LA’s more like a sideways wobble.
RT @Scott_Wiener: Small earthquake in San Francisco just now. Another reminder to prepare. The Big One is coming at some point. Some info:…
RT @NurielMoghavem: Little fanfare, but @GavinNewsom just signed #AB744 @AsmAguiarCurry. Expands access though #telemedicine, requiring h…
RT @chrissyfarr: My latest: Meet the doctors who have *all 50 state licenses* because of telemedicine. As of 2018, there were only 14 of th…
RT @lisaxmiller: Having undergone mastectomy and breast reconstruction, I admit to having different feelings than formerly about the expres…
RT @Lacktman: @chrissyfarr It’s rare. But there are a decent number of doctors licensed in 40+ states. Ive been told it takes approx a year…
The hard-hitting reporting we need, direct from Petaluma: https://onezero.medium.com/the-last-true-sticker-factory-in-america-69e42f7e97e4
I've also been consuming a lot of traditional media – articles, trade publications, etc. – but hearing the personal stories puts a whole different spin on the news. As a general rule, I suppose, it's very helpful to be hearing the voices while you're reading the numbers.
Picked a hell of a year to learn more about American agriculture – including by following a few dozen corn, soybean, wheat, and dairy farmers here on Twitter and Instagram. Both #plant19 (May-Juneish) and #harvest19 (October-Novemberish) seem to have been exceptionally hard.
RT @ShatterproofHQ: Bookmark this. You never know when you or a loved one might need addiction treatment—and it's really hard to find the g…
RT @shannonmattern: This past wk I heard from many friends who are grappling w/ personal challenges: ailing parents + children, separations…
What beauty trends are you most interested in?
 
Medication rather than topicals for stubborn acne and other texture issues, honestly. The money being spent over at r/skincareaddiction could go lots of other places...
 
Talc-free makeup, no solvents, European sunscreen. If you do anything in this area, please read this article about how women have been exposed to asbestos for decades through their makeup/skincare products! I threw out a bunch right when I read this: https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/johnsonandjohnson-cancer/
RT @AC360: "I was personally shattered, and then you kind of reform yourself in this quiet, grieving world that was created in the house."…
RT @biancafrogner: A few tweets have noted the continued growth in health care jobs in the last month, which has been an ongoing trend for…
Also, I just checked in on the status of the #SB1045/#SB40 conservatorship bills for the first time in a while and saw this tucked into the last few grafs of a story: Only 50 people fit the *updated* criteria? Link: https://www.sfexaminer.com/the-city/plan-to-force-treatment-of-mentall-ill-substance-users-wins-approval/
Relatedly, I just checked in on the status of the #SB1045/#SB40 conservatorship bills for the first time in a while and saw this tucked into the last few grafs of a story: Only 100 people fit the *updated* criteria? https://www.sfexaminer.com/the-city/plan-to-force-treatment-of-mentall-ill-substance-users-wins-approval/
A question about public health in SF: What is the idealized path forward for a person in San Francisco who (a) is homeless and (b) has one or more serious mental health and/or substance abuse issues? If the system functions exactly perfectly, what happens in what order?
Finished my first draft, and I'd just like to say: Fantasy Football is Pinterest for men.
RT @dustinbpalmer: Excited to share a project we've been working on for months at @codeforamerica. We built a ground-up view of each online…
RT @Pineda_Janel: Came to my childhood taqueria with my mom for the first time in years and said to her, “how do these taste SO good?” She…
RT @UglyGerry: It's here. GERRY. A font created by your congressional districts. Log on to http://UglyGerry.com and use the font to tell…
The Branch Founders, eight years later! Basically, @gem_ray and @hursh just got super buff 🤗
 
 
But you’ve got the Gosling from Driver vibes
Answer: http://www.carrynarcan.com A campaign from a small brand studio called dba run by Daniel Clark (https://www.danielclark.co) and Alessandra de Benedetti, neither of whom seem to be on Twitter. Thanks, @JoeLaz.
The bottom of this poster in NYC says “bda,” I think, but nothing turns up when I google around for it. Anyone know who made this and why? (Photo by @hragv.)
RT @maryhui: Neighbourhood screening of "Winter on Fire" in Tin Hau, Hong Kong. The documentary on Ukraine's Euromaidan protests has served…
RT @ShatterproofHQ: Just announced: North Carolina has been selected for the first phase of implementation for ATLAS™, a quality measuremen…
RT @vicenews: @keegan_hamilton Each story was different, but virtually all the men described receiving little or no preparation for returni…
RT @BlairBraverman: My dogs can do that. https://twitter.com/cnet/status/1166153356043345922
RT @moorehn: Just want to thank @BerkowitzBT for the best advice about getting good eldercare in a facility: A dozen donuts for each shif…
Have you ever called your doctor ahead of time to ask how much they are going to bill your insurance company for a procedure? Sheer panic.
Does anyone get The Big Envelope™ anymore? Or do kids just get their college admissions decisions online?
Also on today’s episode of The Storage Unit:
Still mad as hell at my mom’s first memory care facility for labeling her beautiful cotton-silk blend sweaters, scarves, and much of her other clothing with an enormous sharpie.
RT @refugeingrief: If you’re like most people, you’re never sure what to do or say when faced with someone’s pain. That’s why our resident…
This is better, I guess. What’s the story on this change? I didn’t download an app or anything.
Is there anything that speaks to my inner child more than a Mrs. Grossman’s sticker wall? These are vanishing along with the kind of paper goods store where you tried out every gel pen while your mom mailed some packages, so finding one in 2019 is a real treat.
 
 
 
 
 
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