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Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 13 2013

Starting a Podcast/Live show – Feedback appreciated

Like this but with long hair. And in color.

So, for a very long time now I’ve been interested in starting a podcast.  Mostly because it seems like the perfect way to grow an audience and create more space for my public intellectualism, but partially because I used to do a vlog and I really enjoyed it.  I quit, however, because it brought so …

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Jun 12 2013

Job Hunting with Craigslist

I am looking for work in DC.  I am fortunate in that I have the luxury of being able to look for something that I really want and don’t have to apply to everything I might have a shot at.  Despite that, I have still gone to Craigslist to assist my search and discovered, yet …

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Jun 11 2013

How to Be the ‘Right’ Kind of Crazy

Warning: heavy sarcasm ahead.  Prompted by some combination of bad psych journalism, tropes, and bad advice I’ve been given.  Take your meds. People who go off their meds are scary and dangerous, and I heard about one of them who went on a rampage. But also, you shouldn’t need your medication to function. Everybody is …

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Jun 10 2013

Monday Miscellany

Hello from Ohio! I moved here on Sunday for the summer, and as I adjust my schedule to fit work, it may take me a few days to settle back to blogging. After that–well, I have these plans to write a post every day. Until then…other people’s blogs. Olivia writes about the new DSM, and …

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Jun 06 2013

It’s OK to shoot hookers in Texas — but only if it’s dark outside

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It’s hard to imagine, without knowing the story, how someone could shoot a woman in the back of the head and then, quite literally, get away with murder.  Actually, it’s pretty hard to believe when you do know the story because that is what has just happened in Texas. Ezekiel Gilbert hired a woman from …

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Jun 05 2013

And Then, Square One

Kendell Geers, Master Mistress of My Passion VII, 2010, Jesomite and glass, Courtesy Gallery Rodolphe Janssen, Bruxelles.

This…is part weird announcement, part rant.  I wrote this piece a few months ago, the week I terminated therapy. I didn’t really expect to keep writing full posts about the experience of mental illness. And it’s true. I’ve been managing my eating well. I haven’t been panicky at the prospect of getting dressed in the …

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Jun 05 2013

Racism in Sports — It’s not just the men

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of the US Women’s National Soccer Team.  This past weekend there was a friendly between the US and Canada and one of the American players was the subject to racial slurs while she was on the field. Sydney Leroux was born in Canada to a …

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Jun 03 2013

Monday Miscellany

Morning! Pour yourself some coffee and click these links. This week in really cool science: People with anorexia move as if they’re their perceived size. While it’s obviously just one study, could a test like this be used as a screening tool? It gets at the cognitive side, rather than relying on the (mostly behavioral) side of …

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Jun 02 2013

Blame Canada! USWNT liveblog

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6:37 And the game is over.  What have we learned in this rematch? Canada are sore losers and USWNT is the best.  BAM. 6:36 Leroux, the Canadian who is now American, scores! USA 3 – CAN 0 6:35 Camada still pushing pretty hard.  I imagine it’d be a major morale boost if they could get …

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