Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 31

Music Filler

I like this song. I enjoy both the Eminem and the Tori Amos version. I post this one because it draws focus to the skill Eminem has as a storyteller. Plus it is haunting as hell in lullaby form. There are a lot of things I can’t stand about Eminem but there is no denying …

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Mar 30

Some Perspective

Twelve years after the Voyager 1 spacecraft left earth, 6 billion kilometers away at the very edge of our solar system, the craft turned around and snapped this photo. There, a tiny speck hidden in a faint beam of light, is the earth. I leave you with the words of Carl Sagan. They make me tear up every time …

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Mar 30

Ruthless tactics on the part of the faithful

I get tired of Christians. So far in the past week we have seen kidnappings*: Teenagers at the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Middletown, Pa., were surprised when they attended a youth group meeting at the church on March 21 and were ambushed by what seemed to be real kidnappers. Adults, including an …

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Mar 30

Fiction Friday: Galápagos

I am not going to gush heavily over Galápagos by Kurt Vonnegut. It was a pretty good book and a generally good story but it wasn’t fantastic. I am not sure if it was because I expected too much. I mean, Vonnegut has been heavily recommended to me in the past and this was my …

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Mar 29

In case I wasn’t clear

I will get a few things out of the way: I am cis I support trans people when they empathize  with “Die Cis Scum” or use it as a source of empowerment. I support trans people that think that using “Die Cis Scum” as a tool for empowerment is too divisive for their tastes. I …

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Mar 29

Talking with my child about abortion

I promised a parenting post. I did not say that I would be telling you how to parent. Aside from some specific circumstances, I think parenting is extremely subjective to a huge variety of context. I am neither qualified nor willing to tell you how to parent. I will talk some about how I parent. …

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Mar 28

With friends like these; or what it means to be an ally

The other day, Anders, a frequent commenter on Natalie Reed’s blog, asked what people thought being an ally to a particular social movement should look like.  While he may have been specifically looking at the transgender movement, I am going to consider this question broadly across all social movements toward equality. I told him that …

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Mar 27

Soooo yummmmmmy…

Nope, no bunnies. Today we do pie. Not just pie but BEST DAMN APPLE PIE ON THE PLANET pie. I concocted this recipe after watching a particular Throw Down with Bobby Flay on Food Network.  It is probably eerily similar to the competitor’s pie (which they sell) so I don’t recommend trying to market it. …

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Mar 26

Why is this atheist angry?*

I deliver things to people. I do this for money. Sometimes in the form of tips. Sometimes I get an extra little surprise:     That’s right, bible tracts. Who doesn’t appreciate those? Me. I fucking hate them. I mean, I can perfectly ignore them if they are strewn like perverse litter all over the …

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Mar 24

Happy Anniversary

Today is the 11th anniversary of the day WilloNyx and I were married. Being at the Reason Rally on this special day would have been ideal but circumstances are such that we couldn’t afford the trip. I am determined that we will attend the next one though. We made our journey out of the tar-pit …

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