Surprise! Surprise! Twitter is falling apart. Elon Musk calls it ‘brittle.’



Fig. 1. “Elon Musk shared a video of his entrance on his Twitter account.” Photograph attributed to Elon Musk, October 26, 2022, via the New York Post,[1] fair use.

Clare Duffy, “Twitter hit with one of the biggest outages since Elon Musk took over,” Cable News Network, March 6, 2023,


Fig. 1. Sign at demonstration in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, May 3, 2022. Janni Rye, via Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

Alice Miranda Ollstein, “Walgreens won’t distribute abortion pills in states where GOP AGs object,” Politico, March 2, 2023,

Eric Lutz, “Walgreens Caves To Antiabortion Republicans — Including In States Where Abortion Remains Legal,” Vanity Fair, March 3, 2023,

Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert, “Facebook and Google are handing over user data to help police prosecute abortion seekers,” Business Insider, March 4, 2023,

Havana Syndrome

Fig. 1. “The U.S. flag flaps in the stiff breeze off the Florida Straits at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, . . . as President Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meet inside with members of Cuban civil society.” Image credited to the U.S. Department of State, March 22, 2016, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

Lara Seligman and Erin Banco, “Pentagon still probing if a weapon caused ‘Havana Syndrome,’ even after spy agencies found no smoking gun,” Politico, March 6, 2023,


Social Security came through today.

It will not be nearly so much as I would have received had I been able to hold out to age 70, let alone enough to quit driving for Uber. The abuse that exacerbates the wounds of a cruel and futile lifetime will continue.

It dulls the edge of financial impossibility that accompanied that intolerability.

  1. [1]Thomas Barrabi, “Elon Musk barges into Twitter HQ as deal nears: ‘Let that sink in,’” New York Post, October 26, 2022,

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