of interest this week: 27 March 2016

Admittedly, I’ve been distracted by March Madness, but I have been doing some reading on subjects other than basketball. Nixon Policy Advisor Admits He Invented War On Drugs to Suppress ‘Anti-War Left and Black People’ By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd [Former Nixon policy advisor John Ehrlichman said,] “We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be […]

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of interest this week: 20 March 2016

Artificial intelligence and transporters on the vernal equinox, y’all! America Needs ‘Y’all’: English has no standard second-person plural word, and it’s time for that to change By Vann R. Newkirk II “Y’all,” that strange regional and ethnic conjunction, offers a simplicity to speech that can’t be found elsewhere. It is a magnificently elegant linguistic creation. […]

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of interest this week: 13 March 2016

I’m still on the mend, slowly but surely. Some days are better than others. The good news is that even while I’ve been sick, there’s been plenty of good, meaty stuff online. What it’s like to be that fat person sitting next to you on the plane. By Your Fat Friend I practice how I […]

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of interest this week: 6 March 2016

I’ve been very sick the past couple of weeks. Viral bronchitis. This is on top of the usual dysautonomia symptoms and the daily headaches. I am on the mend, though I’ve been much less active—or much more inactive, depending on how you want to look at it—than has been typical. Still, I’ve continued to read […]

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of interest this week: 21 February 2016

Yes, I still did a lot of reading about gravitational waves this week, but I wanted to give everyone else a bit of a break from the subject. So it’s mostly politics and personal development in this week’s sample, because that’s fun, too. Yeah, sometimes I worry that my humor doesn’t come across so well […]

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standing in strength (and calling bullshit)

Over the weekend I met with my monthly discussion group of Pagan-friendly seekers, but this particular meeting was far from ordinary—I mean, how often do you have to kick someone out for suggesting human sacrifice? It was a larger group this time around, with a number of new faces. We started out by going around […]

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of interest this week: 14 February 2016

Here’s some of what I was reading this past week. In truth, I read a large amount about gravitational waves and I can recommend quite a few other articles and resources on the subject if anyone’s curious. Or just do a Google search. Or go to Reddit. It’s been huge news this week, and rightly […]

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