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

In Loot of Actual Content…

Behold!  A list of all the fun stuff I brought back from my latest trip to Boston!  It's rather amazing that I had time to shop, but not only did I, I got to see a part of the city … Continue reading

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YouTube – Top 10 quirky science tricks for Christmas parties

YouTube – Top 10 quirky science tricks for Christmas parties. w00t!  Happy Winter Food & Presents Time, everybody! …My Xmas is merrier and brighter (wait, are those flames?) already!

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How to Handle a Slur?

Here’s something I still haven’t at all figured out — perhaps it’ll be a nice contrast to last week’s post about things I feel I have (for the moment) somewhat figured out. How do you “take a joke” that’s a slur aimed against … Continue reading

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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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