Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 30 2013

I can’t turn it off

At dinner the other night, after a couple beers: Boyfriend: Okay, random question time. Me: Shoot. Boyfriend: If you could be teleported to any restaurant in the world, where you could have dinner, and you would be teleported immediately back, where would you go? Me: Hmmm, this is a tough one. Boyfriend: So you don’t …

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Jul 29 2013

Her (recent) conference assault

Ashley Paramore has released a much-watch video about her recent conference assault at the 2012 Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas. Sadly, the adjective “recent” is necessary since this is hardly the first or second or third time Ashley has had this unfortunate experience at one of the many atheist and skeptical conferences she has attended. …

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Jul 28 2013

Paid vacation and graduate school

No, the title isn’t meant to be a punchline. I was reading an article about the United States’ abysmal paid vacation and holiday policies. What makes them so abysmal is that they don’t exist. A study from┬áThe Center for Economic and Policy Research explains: The United States is the only advanced economy in the world …

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Jul 27 2013

No atheists in Intensive Care Units

One week had passed since I flew out to be with my mom. Our spirits were high thanks to recent progress – my mom had woken up, seemed to have all of her mental faculties and remember who we were, and was just getting enough strength to communicate by pointing at letters on a board. …

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Jul 26 2013

Sometimes, life gets hard

First off – yes, I’m alive. Even though my blogging frequency has been pretty pathetic recently, I still get a steady trickle of emails from concerned readers who miss me. It’s an odd feeling knowing total strangers want to make sure I’m okay and miss my writing, but I do sincerely appreciate it (even if …

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