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Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 30 2013

Musical Wednesdays: Joan Jett doing Rocky Horror

As Wednesday is the traditional day of the Karaoke, I celebrate with a musical selection just for you.

Jan 29 2013

Reflections

It’s been about six years since I recognized myself in the mirror. Today I did. I don’t think I can accurately convey how much it matters. I’m a little teary just writing about this. The last time I seeing myself without distortions–Kate, and not some parody of her–I was about fourteen. Somewhere, and–chicken and egg style–I’m …

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Jan 28 2013

Monday Miscellany

This is Boo. He is the most rascally of rascals.

Hi! Remember me? I’m Kate, and I used to write regularly. [Everybody: Hi, Kate!] I disappeared last week when stress piled onto writer’s block piled onto school and my brain decided that food was THE MOST STRESSFUL THING EVARRR. But I’m back! And more importantly, this guy just started living with me: His name is …

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Jan 23 2013

Musical Wednesdays: Still Alive from Portal on Ukulele

As Wednesday is the traditional day of the Karaoke, I celebrate with a musical selection just for you.

Jan 22 2013

Those Trendy Hipster Nuns

Pete Heck has an article about how atheism is making ‘Merica decline. There’s a lot of the classic tropes: atheists are just angry at god, disbelief is proof a deity, confusing the “Nones” with atheists (more than 40% percent of Nones report praying at least weekly.) And then there’s this. Granted, the number of “nones,” …

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Jan 22 2013

What if Abortion is Murder?

Let us, for the sake of an intellectual argument, say that we accept that life begins at conception.  I personally don’t believe that, but, for the sake of argument, let’s work with that.  Forced pregnancy still makes no sense and abortion is, at worst, justifiable homicide. Self-defense and bodily autonomy If someone comes into my …

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Jan 19 2013

Ukulele: At Seventeen

Hey!  A new ukulele video — all about how awful high school is in small town America.  Boy how things haven’t changed!

Jan 18 2013

Psychopathology Sum-Up: Specific Phobias

It’s Friday, which means a mental health summary. This post is about so called ‘specific’ phobias, which excludes social phobia. Another Sum-Up will deal with that.  The Overview: Specific phobias are a category of anxiety disorders. (Anxiety disorders also include OCD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, among others.) Specific phobias are can be …

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Jan 18 2013

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, Stephen Colbert’s Sister, Runs for Congress

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When Tim Scott was chosen by our illustrious governor, Nikki Haley, to become our newest Senator, replacing Jim DeMint who retired to head the Heritage Foundation, he left the 1st District of South Carolina without a congressman.  The 1st District is on the coast of South Carolina, and includes Charleston, the hometown of Stephen Colbert …

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Jan 18 2013

Antidepressants and Suicide: The Rant

[Content Note: This is 618 words about suicide. If that's triggering, there's nothing you could enjoy in this post. Take care of yourself.] Antidepressants do not cause suicide. Antidepressants do not cause suicide. Antidepressants do not cause suicide. There’s plenty of reasons that people with depression don’t take anti-depressants (AD’s have uses for other psychiatric illnesses, …

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