Category Archive: Odds and Ends

Jan 23 2013

Winter Blues


I’ve been majorly blah lately. I haven’t felt like writing; the world seems full of problems that seem way too big to tackle. Rapes, gun violence, gun rhetoric, environment going to shit, shitty people in political power doing shitty things to the people who put them in power, prejudice and privilege running rampant everywhere I look (including …

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Dec 12 2012

Bits and Pieces

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First – whadaya think of the new theme? After spending a few days with it, I have to say that it’s growing on me. I think it looks more sleek and modern than the old primary blue and yellow that this replaced. If you haven’t had a chance to report bugs on other FtB blogs, …

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Nov 22 2012

Gangland Turkey Killing

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate the holiday! I have a few odds and ends for today’s post, and then I’m getting back to the party! Things are all a-flurry in the Bilyeu-Hubby family households. Over the past two days I have made gluten-free mincemeat pie, Mom’s made cranberry sauce, many board games …

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Oct 12 2012

Crazy Faith, Adoption and Zombies

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Here are a couple of odd signs that have caught my attention over the past couple of days: Seen on the back of a car in a parking lot. Short version: No arguments here. Deeper version: I think this might be a reference to Susan William Smith’s Crazy Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives. According to …

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Jun 19 2012

Cross-Country Connections (Plus): Vegas, Baby!

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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 very different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme.  Normally I would …

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Jun 07 2012

6 O’Clock BS – Second-Hand Treasures


You find the best things in second-hand…err…”antique” stores! Did any of you skeptics ever have one of these?

May 23 2012

6 O’Clock BS – Work Silliness


Today’s 6 O’Clock BS centers around silly work stuff: Another edition of “Scientists Know How To Have A Good Time” I was reading an article from Clinical Chemistry (45: 616-618, 1999) and thought this was a funny sentence: “We enjoyed reading the interesting article entitled, “False increase in C-reactive protein attributable to heterophilic antibodies in two renal …

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May 22 2012

This and That


I got nothing. Stephanie and JT have posted some thought-provoking posts about men, women, flirting, sex, harrassment and safe spaces at conferences and conventions, and that’s taken up a lot of brain space over the last 24 hours. Add in the 9-to-5 job, grocery shopping, hanging out with a friend who’s going through a rough …

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May 07 2012

Random Fun Stuff

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What if all the Avengers characters posed like female superheroes? Seen on Twitter. Awesome USB drive Thanks for the tip, Paul! Pro-Vaccination Billboard Photographed by moi on southbound 94 in Wisconsin This billboard on southbound 94 in Wisconsin made me happy. There are so many church signs and pro-life billboards along this route that I could …

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Apr 26 2012

Go ‘way I’m busy.


No blog posts today. I’m too busy freaking out about speaking at the University of Minnesota tonight. CASH – Campus Atheists Skeptics and Humanists – was kind enough to invite me to speak about blogging, atheism and activism. I started really working on the slides/notes a couple of days ago, but it’s crunch time now …

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