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Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 26 2011

State-Encouraged Church Attendance

I saw this over at the ever-brilliant, ever-sarcastic Cafe Witteveen: It’s official. Even police know what people like me have been saying for years … church is equal to punishment. If you break the law in Bay Minette, Alabama, you can either serve time in prison or in church … your choice. I never expected …

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Sep 20 2011

foursquaring for Vaccines

I use foursquare, which is part online game, part social media, part easy advertising for businesses. When I visit a place and “check in” I tell the world or just my circle of foursquare friends that I’m there, or that I’ve been there. foursquare seems to be great for local businesses – they can offer …

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Sep 16 2011

Fighting Kindness with Kindness

We’ve heard the stories of abortion doctors and clinic staff being harrassed at their places of employment and at their homes. Even those peripherally associated with clinics have been targeted by protesters for harrassment.  A Germantown, Maryland abortion clinic landlord receives calls and letters from protesters every day. The anti-choice group Defend Life distributed to its members the landlord’s personal …

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Sep 15 2011

HPV Vaccine: Making It Personal

I watched the CNN Tea Party Republican debate on Monday night. I disagreed with a lot of the issues that the candidates presented, and my blood really boiled when the candidates skirted direct questions to make snarky personal attacks on each other and President Obama. And I really, really mourned for the human race when it became clear …

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Sep 06 2011

Back to Reality and Rumpology

Okay, it’s been about two weeks of awesomeness and now it’s time to get back to work. I had a great time at Dragon*Con. I arrived home at about 11:30pm last night, and spent today unpacking, watching TV, doing a few light chores and in general just getting back into the everyday routine mindset. I’m …

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Sep 04 2011

Dragon*Con

First, if you follow me on twitter or facebook, I must apologize. I just went and dropped this Dragon*Con chaos on you with very little warning. So if it’s been annoying, I do hope you laughingly shrugged off all of the dozens of wacky, zany status updates and ignored me. If, however, you have been vicariously experiencing Dragon*Con …

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