I have the house to myself for the first time in a month. Earl has gone back to Tucson to sort his life, and my daughter has gone back to NAU. I paid off a credit card with the meager profit from the house, and drank good whiskey to celebrate.
It’s only been 24 hours, but so far – it’s been good to be alone.
That’s pretty much the news.
From the Armadillo group we learned:
The EEOC has well written guidance about sexual harassment. No, seriously, they do.
Six years ago, when we came to EEOC as commissioners, we were struck by how many cases of sexual harassment EEOC continues to deal with every year. What was further striking to us were the number of complaints of harassment on every other basis protected under equal employment opportunity laws the Commission deals with today. We are deeply troubled by what we have seen during our tenure on the Commission.
With legal liability long ago established, with reputational harm from harassment well known, with an entire cottage industry of workplace compliance and training adopted and encouraged for 30 years, why does so much harassment persist and take place in so many of our workplaces? And, most important of all, what can be done to prevent it? After 30 years – is there something we’ve been missing?
Once you realize that the other gender(s) are of equal status to your own, the lines aren’t hard to puzzle out. It’s that first realization that seems to cause all the trouble.
It has been posited that 1070’s Des Moines, Iowa is the blandest time/space coordinate possible.
But Google image searches for 19670’s Des Moines turn up weird shit:
Last Monday’s WHWL? counts for 1000 words.
I wrote an interlude of Echoes (the sequel to One of 64) of about 1000 words about the Imperials, gianr silicone spheres what inhabit gas giants and used to rule the galaxy until they basically got tired of it.
I shared that at the same writer’s group where we talked about the EEOC and 1970’s Des Moines. 500 words.
I sketched and inked 4 panels of One of 64 – webcomic version(200 each =800 words).
I hand-wrote wrote another 750 words on Taliesin’s Last Apprentice, the sequel to Beanstalk and Beyond.
And whatever this word count is puts me comfortably over the limit. I’d say drinky time, but I have already started.
Now we know.