Before we get to the above question, I would just like to thank Jodi Kahn for reminding us about Willis Carrier.
Are You A “He,” “She,” or “They? “ If you are wondering why I am asking you this question, it’s because it’s becoming a “trending” topic these days. A growing number of people are claiming that they don’t identify as either a male or female. CBS Sunday Morning explained it all today. I wanted to be sure you were clued in. Be sure to watch the video.
A Facebook Friend posted the following today and I thought it was humorous.
I wanted to devote one blog post to the Wojcicki family. I have been fascinated with them for years.
The parents are Stanley Wojcicki (a Polish American emeritus professor and former chair of the physics department at Stanford University); Esther Wojcicki (an American journalist, educator, and vice chair of the Creative Commons advisory council. She is also the founder of the Palo Alto High School Media Arts Program in Palo Alto); daughter Anne (Founder of 23andMe); daughter Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube; and daughter Janet Wojcicki, an anthropologist and Associate Professor at UCSF.
Good genes in that family.
Yesterday, I told you about Anne Wojcicki and her company, 23andMe. Forbes did a recent story on Anne which I included below. She was married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin from 2007 until separating in 2013. They divorced in 2015. They had two children together and now as a single woman she is pregnant with her third.
Anne was quoted in Forbes saying, “Whether you’re in a relationship or not should not dictate whether or not you have the ability to have children. I’m very stubborn. When there’s something I want to do, I get it done. I really wanted a third child. So like, guess what? I executed.”
I have included the Forbes story in photos below because the link was not working. Try the link or enlarge the photos. It’s a fascinating read.
Read in Forbes: https://apple.news/IUkODcL4gRQKsSn_0rzw9rw
Click on the New Yorker magazine link below and be sure to watch the video.
Journalists Rely On Food Banks, Part-Time Jobs To Make Ends Meet
Media Post, an online advertising publication, sadly reported today that newsroom job cuts recently reached the highest levels since the last recession 10 years ago.
The journalism business is so bad that many writers say they are now depending on local food banks to feed their families. Many have second jobs to supplement their incomes.
Pew Research Center reported that newspapers “shed almost one-quarter of their employees from 2008 to 2017, and that was before the loss of 3,000 jobs announced so far this year. The closure of 1,800 newspapers in the past 15 years has meant that half of U.S. counties are lucky if they have one newspaper.”
It’s amazing to me that one of the most important professions in the world is slowly shrinking to nothing.
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