I received my copy of #fuckhate in the mail yesterday. It’s a brilliant magazine put together by Johann D’Nale with collaborative artists of the
(We Are) Obscured community, including myself at https://www.facebook.com/groups/obscured/. You can purchase a copy (reasonable) via the link below – it’s well worth it. So timely, interesting, thoughtful and well put together and includes some wonderful artists and their work:
After taking some solid time away from public interfacing over the past couple of years, @Amy Willey Labenz recently convinced me to give a talk at the Effective Altruism Global conference coming up at the Innovation Hangar in SF August 11-13. I’ll be speaking on topics related to incentive structures that influence technology research and development. Looks like applications are still open, with financial aid available for some. They have a slew of notable speakers. Hope to see you there!
Amazing evening celebrating the legacy of Kathie Davis & Peter Davis & Idea Fit.
Thank you for so many things:
a generous platform to share our passions and for our careers to launch, precious friends and family we met along the way, and a shining example of how to lead with integrity, kindness and vision.
Ideafit World Fitness Convention 2017
Energy creates Energy.
There is a formula to make your Group Program Rock Your Business.
Panel: Growing Membership and Profit: The Group Effect. Saturday 7.30-9.20am.
Location: Conference Room 7.
Facilitated by Les Mills CEO Brian Gagne and joined by the EPICally inspiring Emma Barry from Equinox, the uber motivating and experienced Lynne Brick from Brick Bodies and Planet Fitness, the crazy smart Andy Marino from Best Fitness and me via 24 Hour Fitness!
Ready to bust open a fresh dialogue about what has worked to get the industry to where we are today, but even more so to discuss our future programs, talent and consumers as the market landscape evolves before our very eyes.
It’s Vegas, It’s Saturday and It’s early, but it will be worth it.
Of course Wall Street ignores the DC/Trump soap opera. Nobody with any sense pays attention to the soap opera.
Trump is a master at distraction. Remember this: “I know how to work the media in a way that they will never take the lights off of me.”
Those are the most important words Trump ever spoke.
Trump knows that whatever he or his people say, no matter how ridiculous, that immediately becomes the news cycle. He must giggle at this:
“I said the stupidest thing today! Get this: I said, seagulls cause global warming and they bought it! Everyone is yapping about it. Right now, ornithologists are on MSNBC and CNN denouncing me. The Audubon Society just called a press conference and all the news channels are going to run it live, just like they covered me in the campaign. This is beautiful! Now we can get down to work completely unobserved.”
It is classic diversion.
Never forget the motto of the Nixon Administration: “Ignore what we say. Watch what we do.”
On July 14, Mother Jones published an incredibly controversial – and ugly – article suggesting that “disgust” toward homeless people (and, by implication, addicts and those with mental health struggles) was both natural and justifiable.
The researchers whom they cited now insist that their findings were distorted, used to support an argument that the research actually negates:
I had two very interesting conversations while guest-hosting Jeremy Scahill’s podcast this week: one with Tucker Carlson – about Russia and criticisms of his Fox News show – and the other with Masha Gessen, one of the most important and interesting Russian-American experts in U.S. journalism. Listen at the link below.
I also started the show by addressing some of the recent critiques of those of us who have advocated skepticism concerning the intelligence community’s claims on Russia, including articles this week in the Atlantic by Peter Beinart and in the New Republic by Jeet Heer.
Interrupting transphobia is an everyday act of solidarity that every non-transgender person needs to prioritize.
“Jokes” about transgender people support and strengthen the culture that dehumanizes transgender people, especially transgender women, resulting in transgender women of color facing one of the highest identity-based murder rates in the country.
Ending transphobia means boycotting Breakfast Club and it ALSO means doing what Charlamagne tha god failed to do – when someone makes a “joke” about transgender people, speak up, call it out – don’t laugh along or stay silent.
This is literally a life or death issue for so many people I love.
Of course all discrimination against transgender people is wrong.
Personally I’m more focused on the policies that help transgender people survive and thrive that don’t require them to become dehumanizing killing machines for the American empire.
Don’t forget to stay focused on the local legislative battles that transgender folks are facing nationwide, including a proposed bill in Texas that would require people to show birth certificates in order to use public bathrooms when their gender identity is called into question.
To stay up to date on the latest advocacy priorities, follow the work of Transgender Law Center.
And support efforts to organize the upcoming #HereToSlay action in Austin, Texas on August 4th.
This unicorn is heading North to Oregon for the month of August to witness the eclipse and share magic and medicine at @globaleclipsegathering where I’ll be teaching “Love As Your Super Power” a Reiki workshop for Kids and their grown ups! I’ll be in my beautiful City of Angels for another week – let’s connect while I’m here. I’m available for Clairvoyant Tarot, Healing Sessions, Rituals in Nature and Opening of Galactic Portals! ( by @schlage by @anthophilous.t )