Until recently, my typical workday consisted of meetings with interest groups and lobbyists, thinking and feeling about all the ways California can be a better place for families, workers, business owners, dogs, and babies. I might churn out policy, analyze other people's bill ideas, or generally gossip with peers about some hold-up in world-betterment due to … Continue reading How soy milk burns and other WFH observations
Audible has to be the best thing about my life right now. *Looks at you* Oh, second best. *We smile* Here's a review of some recent books wrinkling m' ol' noggin. 1) Trevor Noah's Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood: 5 out of 5 noodles I think we have a human imperative … Continue reading Some words about some words!
I've been thinking about how much I enjoy making paper flowers, and the joy these flowers bring to spaces when they're arranged as a wall garden or hung as an interior accent piece. Along the same lines, I've considered starting a craft-design company, because: I've always loved creating and building things, from CBOs to NPOs to … Continue reading Should I start a business?
Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 830, the first bill that I staffed for Assemblymember Kalra! AB 830 repeals the CA High School Exit Exam. I passed the CAHSEE to graduate from high school; some of my peers did not. We didn’t grow up in a Kumon with helicopter parents, so while some … Continue reading The First Law
I meet Kim for lunch. Like, I literally just meet her for the first time as we meet up for lunch. She’s a badass in the field of behavioral health and has accomplished just as much outside of work on the issue of homelessness in Sacramento. We’re told we’d get along, so we blind text … Continue reading Marathoning self-help books
The wee hours of Saturday morning marked the end of Session for the California State Legislature, which means: All bills that may be enacted into law have passed through the State Legislature (both the Assembly and the Senate). Governor Brown may now sign to approve any of those bills into law; take no action, in … Continue reading Session IPA