Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 29

Non-Fiction? Friday: Mind Games

Inspired by the extreme level of cognitive dissonance displayed by our new house troll here at IdioPrag, I have decided to offer a book this week just for fun. I would hardly call it non-fiction since the content takes place in a world haunted by spirits and demons, where magic is real and psychic powers …

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Jun 28

Some meta and music

So a reader informed me the other day that my RSS feed is borked so I am going to play around with some different themes today to try and see if it is the theme. Eventually I want to have a theme with a banner anyway, but that requires me to pick a theme Jarreg …

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Jun 27

Because I am an atheist

This is my submission to Crommunist’s Because I am an atheist series and has has full permission to reprint on his website. Because I am an atheist: I am more moral.  The confidence that I was doing “god’s work” kept me blind to the harm I caused with my religion. I believed the “hate the …

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Jun 25

My take on this latest trope

WilloNyx covered most of this in the last post but I need to add some of my own thoughts. So last night didn’t quite work out as I expected. I was trying to finish catching up on Twitter. I said a few thank you’s on Facebook. I was minutes away from the comfort of a …

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Jun 25

Skepticism, social justice, and me

I am going to my first skeptic convention in October, CSICon in Nashville, TN. I am totes excited at the opportunity given to me by the kindness of an (almost) stranger. My excitement at going seems a bit strange for me because I don’t automatically identify as a skeptic. I try to think skeptically, yes …

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Jun 22

Fiction Friday: What Happened to Cass McBride

Well I was hoping to read more over vacation but I ended up swimming and catching up with my friends so I can’t do this Fiction Friday on the book I wanted (worst thing in the world, I know).  I didn’t finish it yet, so I will do this one over another YA book in …

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Jun 22

#ididnotreport: Stephanie Zvan

The #ididnotreport series is an opportunity for rape and sexual assault victims to tell their stories when they may have been prevented  from reporting it to authorities. These come with a pretty hefty Trigger Warning as they contain very truthful details about the realities of rape and sexual assault. This particular #ididnotreport was originally posted …

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Jun 21

Are harassment policies “sex negative”

Short answer: No, harassment policies are sex neutral at worst and sex positive at best. I probably need to explain some things before that makes sense. Sex positivity is, by any sensible definition, not simply “yay, sex is awesome.” It’s far more complicated than that. Sex positivity is a view that considers sex, and sex …

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Jun 19

Vacation 2012 part deux

A few more pics from our long overdue vacation:                

Jun 19

Vacation 2012

I wanted my vacation post to be the first one since I got back but I was distracted by the need to do yesterday’s post. If you don’t watch the news it will pass you by. Nonetheless we are back and I did take some pictures while I was gone. The first one is of …

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