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Category Archive: Travel

Jun 14 2013

Road Tripping through New England

Edward R. Murrow Defending Attack on McCarthy

This weekend and into next week, I am taking a road trip through New England to see a lot of states that I’ve never been to.  I’m very excited because this trip is going to bring me into the 40s on my list of states that I’ve been to.  And also because I am going …

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Apr 10 2013

Moderating Comments, Normalization & Anonymity

I was on this panel at SkepTech! You can read my prepared thoughts here. Notes: -I improperly conflated psuedonymity with anonymity in the last third of the talk. Those are different things. I think pseudonymity (like Gravatar, Disqus, etc. offer) is one of the nice middle ground ways we can keep an eye on commenters …

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Feb 21 2013

Kate’s Travels and Other People’s Writing

I’m traveling a great deal in the coming months. With respect to conferences, this is where I’ll be. Please comment if we’ll overlap! Skepticamp Chicago – Website Where: Fifth Province Pub at the Irish American Heritage Center Address: 4626 North Knox Avenue, Chicago, IL When: March 2nd, 11am-6pm I’ll be talking about Myths & Misinformation in Mental …

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Jun 18 2012

Plan 9 from Seattle

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As some of you know, and many undoubtedly do not, I was in my first play ever last March, a stage version of the Ed Wood epic Plan 9 from Outer Space.  Well, I went to the museum in Seattle and discovered an actual UFO from the actual movie. And I saw lots of musical …

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Jun 16 2012

Seattle Anti-Caturday: BABY CUTTLEFISH

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I just went to the aquarium and there were baby cuttlefish!!! PZ bait…

Jun 13 2012

My Life is Exploding & Boba Fett Ukulele

Allergy

First and foremost, go give the SSA money.  They are the best, they deserve at least five of your earth dollars. The timing of my getting a blog here is not totally ideal — I’ve had to abandon my house and move in with my mother because I’m allergic to it, I have to be …

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Sep 03 2011

Going Back to School & Dragon*Con: I’m Speaking Monday at 1PM

And you can watch!  Here. I’ve had a craaaaazy couple of weeks here. The bizarre tale. I’ve been thinking about going back to school for a while – I browsed through different PhDs online for film or creative writing and I looked at law school, but the first two seemed impractical and as I didn’t …

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Jul 19 2011

TAM Sunday: I give a presentation to a zillion people

I got up early to get ready to see the papers, and to make sure I was there to watch everyone else’s papers because they usually aren’t crowded.  TAMmers leave in droves on Sunday before the event is over and the papers were really poorly advertised this year.  There was no program, there was no …

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Jul 19 2011

TAM Saturday

I got up early on Saturday and headed to the Del Mar bar to meet Ginger Campbell, super awesome brain and ER doctor, to watch the 3rd place World Cup match between Sweden and France.  I didn’t stay for the whole thing, but Sweden ended up winning.  I missed a panel about paranormal investigation and …

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Jul 16 2011

TAM Friday

First up this morning was a marginal breakfast.  I don’t understand this — why do people put cooked fruit into things that don’t need cooked fruit.  Cooked fruit is not chocolate.  It does not make things better.  It makes them measurably much worse.  Croissants don’t need jelly on the inside.  It’s gross. George Hrab opened …

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