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Be yourself and feel good about it, no matter what they say

Do Surveys Know What it is “to Value”?

A recent Pew survey finds that more Americans think scientists contribute a lot to society (70%) than do doctors (69%), engineers (64%), the clergy (40%), journalists (38%), artists (31%), lawyers (23%) or business executives (21%). via Do Americans Value Science? … Continue reading

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The Line Between Clarity and Nakedness

It’s strange.  As a person who naturally seems able to put the occasional tricky thing into words that real people can grok — the basis of my talents, such as they are, in both science fiction and philosophy, I suppose … Continue reading

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Asking for Help

SOMEONE NEEDS TO HELP ME PLEASE, says the answering machine this morning. I’m fifty-nine and I’ve worked every day of my life, and I have a hi-lo license and a CDL and a perfect record and the plant I worked … Continue reading

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Arm your daughters — With words.

Original Essay: The Not Rape Epidemic I was not-raped, once when I was twelve, and several times when I was (barely) fourteen.  The details of those events are not part of this post, which is “squick safe”.  The article linked … Continue reading

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You, In Order

(That’s not to say that I am orderly.) I am: Conscious first. Alive (physically embodied) second. Human third. Those are what I see as my primaries.  When I have to “side”, I take the highest (most inclusive) side I can. … Continue reading

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Introverted Apology

First, I want to apologize for being a repeated shit.  This is the Internet and it says something when one violates even the etiquette here.  But I have — I’ve been making posts periodically about the rather hot topic of … Continue reading

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Paths of Drool

Do you not just LOVE that feeling when you’ve hit a clear path?  It may not be obvious where it goes, but every few steps you find another rare feather or insistently-yelling crow, letting you know you’re definitely going in … Continue reading

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Hey Steve: Can I be Disgusted without being Puritanical for a minute?

EDIT:  Okay, I had my minute, and I’m done now.  Getting ranty and judgmental is fun for a little while, but I always get sick of it fast.  ;)  The original post is behind the cut, if you really want … Continue reading

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Ace of Spades / Queen of Hearts

M. LeBlanc at Bitch. Ph.D. makes a point I’ve been trying to put words to for a while now, and failing…it concerns the gross feeling I get in my stomach when someone accuses someone else of "playing the [race / … Continue reading

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What about you? Three under-rated things?

Augh, I slept worse yesterday — all darn day — than I have in months. Every nap was some combination of interrupted, late, or impossible. I woke up this morning still feeling like crap, but a 45-minute morning nap seems … Continue reading

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