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The 40 Biggest Moves of “Big Little Lies”

I love Big Little Lies, both book and show. All praise goes to Reese Witherspoon for adapting this into a mini-series and for bringing it to HBO instead of Netflix or Amazon, where people would have binged it and promptly lost the feeling of being in these women’s shoes as they sweat out the weeks trying to solve the mystery. And all praise to HBO for not insisting that the episode count be an artificially imposed 8 or 10; if the story works
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Autism

I h8 IPT

Whatever you did last weekend, our weekend was harder. Don’t believe me? Keep reading. Our home therapists almost never come on weekends. Certainly, their supervisors have never come on a Saturday or Sunday. That changed last Saturday, when Tyler came over to implement “intensive potty training.” Why not begin it on, say, a Wednesday, while Dar is with his therapist doing his exercises? We found out rather quickly that you can’t get anything else done while doing intensive potty training.
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Populism

Trumpism /= Conservatism. Trumpism = Short-Term-Ism

And ye shall know them by their words and deeds. Ye shall not know them by their empty, forgotten promises. And that means that we need to dispense with the illusion that Trumpism has anything to do with conservatism. There’s a much better term for it, or at least there ought to be: short-term-ism. The word “conservatism” implies, well, conserving. It implies preservation or at least rehabilitation of old ways, traditions, institutions. In our country, conservatism generally at least genuflects
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To the Future

The War for Mars United, Chapter 10: Wang Jiangou Train Station

Martina couldn’t get used to her house without John in it. She kept expecting him to come in the door any minute. That wasn’t as bad as the nights when she would dream he was alive and talking to her. When she woke up, it was like losing him for the first time all over again. All her life, she’d dealt with frustration by focusing harder on training, often by hitting a punching bag or running a 5k. But she
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