Loss, COVID-19, sad
Just learned that my severely immune-compromised step mom just passed away this morning. Still waiting on test results, but they suspect it's COVID-19.
Which is going to make comforting my heartbroken dad more complicated than it otherwise would be when I drive down tomorrow. Mourning + Social Distancing = :(
Keep working to contain this thing. It matters a lot. 💔
COVID19, panic buying mitigation
An interesting middle ground between rationing and price gouging might be quadratic pricing for certain high demand items. The first item is the normal price, and each item after that is doubled. So, first bottle of hand sanitizer is $5, 2nd is $10, 3rd is $20, etc.
Could work for places that track individuals' sales like Costco and food co-ops...
Dug up some thoughts on #coop movement strategy I wrote in the aftermath of the last financial crisis.
The gist: grow in a gradualist way in good economic times, and get aggressive during downturns...
The #OakStreetCoop project just hit the $175k minimum equity raise goal required for us to purchase the building! Still a bunch of work to do, but this is a big milestone...
Rubric for figuring out who makes what decisions
The only hope we have is our
children and the seeds we give them
and the gardens we plant together.
A friend of mine is in the thick of getting starts going for her garden. Made me think about Richard Brautigan and how I should really steal this idea of his. I don't think he'd mind.
"Brautigan's 'Please Plant This Book' consisted of eight poems printed on seed packets. Four of the poems were about flowers. The other four were about vegetables."
Brautigan was the original #SolarPunk.
Ugh, my favorite #CreditUnion in #Vermont has just proposed a bylaws amendment that would give the board the power to modify both the bylaws and the charter without ratification via member referendum. Which would remove a major #DeMutualization firewall.
Hopefully the campaign to reject the proposal can be more of a call-in than an antagonistic messy governance fight. But, regardless, I'd really rather not need to spend energy on this... 😞