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Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 14 2011

I heart Canada

I spent this weekend exploring Victoria, BC thanks to being invited to speak for the Victoria Secular Humanist Association. It was my first time in Victoria, and my first time driving a car onto a boat. Which I got to do four times! I know, how crazy is that?!?! …I am from Indiana. Ferries are …

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Nov 14 2011

Yep, I have no life

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It’s sad how predictable the reaction is when you dare say that women should speak out against sexism: Thanks, ERV. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go back to writing my NSF application. You know, since I’m a PhD student doing genetics research. And after that, I might just snuggle with my kitten, …

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Nov 14 2011

Don’t shut up

EDIT: Keenan has apologized. You’re all probably familiar with the saying “Don’t feed the trolls.” It’s a good mantra to live by. When someone is doing or saying something for the sole reason of riling you up, it’s best not to give them the satisfaction. Ignore them, or the trolls win. This, however, does not …

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Nov 09 2011

Why I love the Secular Student Alliance

Yet another example here. It takes a lot to make me lol at 8am, but JT succeeded.

Nov 07 2011

Jennifer Ouellette speaking in Seattle this Thursday

Women in Genome Sciences is hosting popular science writer and skeptic Jennifer Ouellette this Thursday. She’ll be giving a talk about popular science writing, blogging, and writing as an alternative career at 1:30pm in Foege Auditorium (room S060) at the University of Washington. Here’s a brief bio: “Jennifer Ouellete is the director of the Science …

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Nov 06 2011

Are only 3 out of 50 “brilliant atheists” women?

Do we really need to keep having this conversation? Apparently, yes. Part of me feels like I shouldn’t care about a random “The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time” list on a website I’d never heard of. But it’s making the rounds on Facebook, and I cringe that it perpetuates the myth that female …

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Nov 06 2011

Canada, here I come! Again.

This Sunday (Nov 13) I’ll be giving my talk about my trip to the Creation Museum to the Victoria Secular Humanist Association. It starts at 10:30am at the┬áCedar Hill Recreation Centre (3220 Cedar Hill Rd, Saanich, BC). Do I have any blog readers in Victoria? Who knows. If I do, I hope I’ll see you …

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Nov 06 2011

I got HUMP!ed

My only regret is not buying the t-shirt that said that. HUMP! is an amateur porn film festival (and Dan Savage’s pet project) held in Seattle and Portland every year. When I went last year, the only thing I disliked was having to wait a whole year to go again. But this Friday I went …

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Nov 05 2011

Happy Caturday: Guest blogging

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My kitten Pixel is guest blogging today over at Greta Christina’s blog. Soon enough, she’ll be a more popular blogger than I am. I also think Pixel feels a little left out when my boyfriend and I are trying to cuddle: “Hey! Hey! WHAT ABOUT ME!”

Nov 04 2011

I get (sometime very different) emails

Every once in a while, I receive a particularly heartwarming email from a reader. I thought the one I received yesterday was particularly nice, so I got permission to share part of it: You really, really helped. Sometimes, you get hatemail, and sometimes people say cruel things aimed at hurting you, but you don’t just …

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