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So I've been doing some writing for work - at workplaces, for caseworkers, I feel that "the first hit is free" - I have to show I can produce quality training material before I can ask them to let me develop it on company time. (Also, this means I can legitimately claim copyright on these first attempts if they're not good for the company's needs. "Work for hire" is always copyrighted to the person who pays for the writing.)

It's been busy and difficult, but I'm learning some wiki-stuff that I think will help. And I'm learning to break ideas down in a mind-mapping way - interconnecting ideas so that I don't have to explain file structure of SQL Server while explaining index defragmentation - just link to the right section.

My hip - folks, if you have a locked up hip, find a good massage therapist. I found one worth my weight in gold (I weigh a lot more than her!). She can take what I tell her about my pains and inflexibility, and translate it to muscles, and then work them. She also has experience relaxing core muscles - there are some fearsome-strong muscles that connect your ribs and spine to your hip, and if your hip is all twisted up, they are probably tensed and maybe shortened.

Each time I felt I was making progress (but in pain) I'd see her, and suddenly the progress I was making felt locked in, and, I had more freedom of movement. In the past few months, I've made more progress that I could be absolutely certain of than in the year before that.

I think that's because there's only so long you can make yourself uncomfortable before you start shying away from it, and go back to the twisted, but not-painful, posiitons.

Trump's still President, but, folks, I'd ask you all to spread the meme: We *said* this was going to happen. Not Trump voters, of course, and more importantly, not Republicans. We said this was going to happen, it was obvious it was going to happen, and while Republicans tried to show some separation from him, none of the Republicans who mattered came out and said "you shouldn't vote for him." They put their nation at risk because they wanted the prize - being able to yank health care from 20+ million people, and deliver huge tax cuts to millionaires.

The Republicans as a party have gone off their rocker, and their tacit support of Trump is proof. They need to stop the wholesale slander of Democrats and liberals, and start admitting that there are complicated issues that need more than tax cuts and deregulation to solve.

I hope life is treating you all well - I miss you when I'm tired and busy.
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