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Hello! I'm Stephen. Here's a real :

I've been a lawyer for ~8 years. For 6 years I represented marginalized folks in Ohio's courts, mostly appeals. For the last 2 years I've worked in systems and data for public defenders. Now I live in NYC and work in the Bronx.

I work with , , process/systems improvement, , , , and where all of that intersects. Let me know if you want to talk about any of that! (Also into , , , my cat)

I gave some of the leftovers to a homeless man on the way home and he said "oh great, the mac and cheese from that place slaps!"

I went to a restaurant tonight for dinner, and I did not anticipate they'd have a family-style, priced-per-person fixed menu for thanksgiving. I asked if it'd be a problem to have it for one, and they said "no problem at all!" Turns out they meant they'd just still bring me the family-style platters and box up the leftovers. So now I've got food for the whole weekend I guess!

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A very good article about Uber: "Uber’s most important innovation has been to produce staggering levels of private wealth without creating any sustainable benefits for consumers, workers, the cities they serve, or anyone else." americanaffairsjournal.org/201

Artists I love but everyone else seems to hate 

Artists I love but everyone else seems to hate 

Not surprised by these results! It's also what I would have voted for.

Which one should I post:
A: Artists (musicians/filmmakers/etc) I love but everyone else seems to hate.
B: Artists (musicians/filmmakers/etc) I hate but everyone else seems to love.

I've scheduled a vacation for next month, and all I'm going to do is play Minecraft, go on hikes, and poke around on my SP-404. I cannot wait.

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I'm at the American Society of Criminology conference, and I just watched a woman lie that she was next in line to skip a ten minute wait for coffee. Who has takes on this for me?

San Francisco 

long flight 

Also I keep seeing people holding their phones in front of their faces and talking into them and narrating what they're doing, but it's hard to tell the difference between video chatters and Content Creators.

Living in Washington Heights and working in the Bronx for a year and a half has heightened my sense of how extremely white some places are, e.g. this airport in Charlotte, NC.

Why is what should be the Arabic phrase for "fruit flavored turkish delight" coming through Google translate as "fruit flavored larynx problem?"

Possibly the most classic-me thing ever: walking around on an overcast fall day listening to the "Halloween" movie soundtrack, but also trying to figure out how to bail on a Halloween party later this week because I don't actually love this holiday.

Has there ever been a replacement for Mastodon Bridge? I like to periodically check if any of my Twitter folks are making their way into the federated universe, but I haven't seen a good tool for doing this.

Do you have a musician (or musical piece or whatever) that you go a long time without listening to, but when you come back, you always think "oh right, this is my favorite music"? Mine is The Books.

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