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Brianne Bilyeu

Author's details

Name: Brianne Bilyeu
Date registered: February 8, 2012
URL: http://freethoughtblogs.com/biodork

Biography

Thoughts from a Minneapolis-based nerdy, liberal, humanist progressive on topics such as science, skepticism, religion, atheism, critical thought, politics, and local and global humanitarian and equality efforts. Biodork <3's geek culture, groan-inducing puns, world travel, cultural exchange and sharing and listening to stories. If you tell her yours, she'll tell you hers.

Latest posts

  1. Two Strikes and We’re Out — July 21, 2014
  2. Wasp Threesome — July 1, 2014
  3. Cross-Country Connections: Sculpture — June 23, 2014
  4. Cross-Country Connections: Hidden — June 16, 2014
  5. Cosplay: We Made A Thing Today! — June 15, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Clinic Escorting Encounters — 68 comments
  2. Not gonna tip. Not gonna do it. — 55 comments
  3. Sloganizing Atheism: Jesus is… — 50 comments
  4. Hello, FreeThought Blogs! — 43 comments
  5. Damn it, Jar Jar Binks! — 38 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 21 2014

Two Strikes and We’re Out

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On Wednesday July 9th, 2014 my apartment flooded. Now, if this sounds familiar to you, you might be remembering this post. That’s right, this is the second major flood to hit us in this location. The Hubby and I live in a garden-level apartment, but the flooding has never been due to excessive rain, or …

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Jul 01 2014

Wasp Threesome

Three mud daubers stacked one on top of the other.

Today at work we found some wasps enjoying the lovely sunshiny afternoon. I think these are mud daubers. I can’t find much on why three mud daubers might be stacked together like this, but whenever there’s odd behavior and animals involved, there’s a good chance that it has something to do with sex.

Jun 23 2014

Cross-Country Connections: Sculpture

A giant spherical mass of curling glass hangs near a ceiling. Photo is in B&W and only the ball is in focus.

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Sculptures. …

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Jun 16 2014

Cross-Country Connections: Hidden

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Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Hidden. …

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Jun 15 2014

Cosplay: We Made A Thing Today!

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One of my favorite things about CONvergence -and of which there are many – is all of the cosplay. The Hubby and I love to people-watch, and we like to dress up when it’s creative and convenient. This year we decided that we had the time and energy to put together a few costumes. We …

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Jun 12 2014

Sadomasochism isn’t a dirty word.

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Today Planned Parenthood supporters and opponents spoke out on Twitter with the hashtag #SexEd. The tweetfest was organized by the anti-abortion organization, Live Action, to denounce the Lurid! Disgusting! Immoral! Dangerous! advice given by Planned Parenthood counselers to a young woman who pretended to have honest questions for them about BDSM. She filmed the clinic workers – …

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Jun 10 2014

Freeze-Dried Plasma

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My nerdy interest du jour is battlefield medicine, tactical combat casualty care and field medicine (the non-military side of emergency medicine, used in disaster relief). The concept of triage and how to tackle logistical hurdles such as how to carry or transport sensitive equipment and items that need special storage (like refrigeration or freezing) in …

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May 26 2014

Cross-Country Connections: Adventure

A line of seven bikes parked on asphalt.

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Adventure. …

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May 20 2014

Cross-Country Connections: Owl

A white stuffed owl rests against a giant "Metropolis" poster from the original movie.

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Owl. …

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May 15 2014

CONvergence Programming Is Announced!

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I’m very excited for CONvergence this year. Not only is it my first year as an Invited Participant, but I made it onto FIVE panels, including an author reading which I’m organizing (more on that below). Our fearless SkepchickCon organizer and CONvergence volunteer, Melanie Mallon, has been busting her butt for the past several months …

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