Tess Gerritsen’s The Sinner is the third book in her Rizzoli & Isles series. I read and liked the first two books in the series, but I didn’t review them.
Yesterday, mom, Eve, and I went to The Oregon State Fair. It was my first time attending the fair. I’m looking forward to going again. I feel like there was more I would have done.
Recent teacher strikes in places like Oklahoma and West Virginia have shown many how underpaid and unappreciated America’s teachers have become. Stories about teachers having to purchase basic school supplies have demonstrated the dedication of teachers, in spite of the constant disrespect. Stories of teachers having to take second jobs to pay their bills have highlighted the seriousness of the personal problems faced by those doing what may be the most important job in society. Stories of school districts going to four-day weeks to save money make it clear the current system is failing way too many of our students.
In a two recent personal updates, I mentioned online dating. Here is a summary of my experience. Before getting into the details, though, I want to make two things clear: while my experiences with online dating have sometimes been hurtful and sucky–I know they have taught me valuable lessons;I recently began online dating again, because I know I’m going to find the woman I’m seeking. I don’t know if I’ll find her online. I’m certain I’ll find her though. Yeah, there’s one more thing I should make clear: online dating has also shown me areas of personal weakness that needed work. In the interest of transparency, I will address those too. I never claimed perfection. I promised a willingness to keep growing–even if growing means accepting difficult truths and working to fix them. I can’t ask you to confront your stereotypes if I won’t confront mine.
The big personal news is that I’m on vacation this week. While I, for the most part, enjoy my job, I’m really glad to have this vacation. Since I like summer so much, I would have preferred warmer weather than I’m going to have. Still, I’m making the most of and enjoying the time off.
The verdict for this episode is: Trump should be removed from office, but won’t.