Why You Should Write Three Pages of Garbage Every Morning

Morning pages aren’t a new idea (and I object to labeling The Artist’s Way as “cheesy”), but it’s good to see a discussion like this regardless. I used to do mine before bed as a way to clear the junk out so my brain would shut down and I’d sleep better.

Hmm. Maybe I should start doing that again…

Every morning—just about—I write three pages, stream-of-consciousness, longhand in a notebook. I sit down, I write for three pages, I stop. And I wholeheartedly believe it’s one of the best things I do for myself and my mental wellbeing.

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Trump thinks Scientology should lose tax-exempt status | TheHill

OMG.

STOP THE PRESSES.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR FOUR SUSPICIOUS FIGURES ON HORSEBACK.

THE UNTHINKABLE HAS HAPPENED.

45 HAS SAID SOMETHING SANE AND I AGREE WITH HIM WHOLEHEARTEDLY AND THIS MUST MEAN THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO FALL APART.

President Trump has thrown his support behind removing the Church of Scientology’s tax-exempt status, according to a

Source: Trump thinks Scientology should lose tax-exempt status | TheHill

Kelly Demands Acting DHS Secy Expel Hondurans More Quickly – Talking Points Memo

Can we now stop telling ourselves that Kelly is the “adult” in the room trying to rein 45 in? He’s NOT. How many times does he have to behave like a Trumpist before we believe him?

This is a wild story. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke is reportedly going to resign after Chief of Staff John Kelly (her former boss as DHS Secretary) called her from Asia to complain that she wasn’t expelling Honduran immigrants quickly enough.

Source: Kelly Demands Acting DHS Secy Expel Hondurans More Quickly – Talking Points Memo

He Solved The DNC Hack. Now He’s Telling His Story For The First Time.

Or, “How the DNC Learned Denying News of Hacking For Seven Months Is a Shockingly Bad Idea.” ::eyeroll::

Although the broad outlines of the DNC hack are now well-known, its details have remained mysterious, sparking sharp and persistent questions. How did the DNC miss the hack? Why did a private security consultant, rather than the FBI, examine its servers? And how did the DNC find Johnston’s firm, CrowdStrike, in the first place?

Source: He Solved The DNC Hack. Now He’s Telling His Story For The First Time.

How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You’ve Ever Met

Pretty sure I just decided not to reactivate my account–except to go in and download my data so I have a copy, anyway. The amount and kind of information FB has is completely out of control, in a very literal sense. And I haven’t even read the linked pieces at the end of this one.

Behind the Facebook profile you’ve built for yourself is another one, a shadow profile, built from the inboxes and smartphones of other Facebook users. Contact information you’ve never given the network gets associated with your account, making it easier for Facebook to more completely map your social connections.

Source: How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You’ve Ever Met

Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Passenger Goes Through Sleeping Husband’s Phone and Discovers His Infidelity 

More on the downside to biometrics. Eek.

For most, air travel is a time to briefly unhook from the Internet, watch a Catherine Zeta-Jones movie you think you remember hearing about (?), even, perhaps, submerge the passage of time a bit more definitely with free wine, or a pre-purchased depressant of one’s choosing.

Source: Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Passenger Goes Through Sleeping Husband’s Phone and Discovers His Infidelity