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Feb 19 2013

The Conundrum

The three topics I most want to talk about – my research, teaching, and grad school – are the three topics I can’t talk about. I can’t talk about my research because part of my data comes from public databases, which means it would be easy for other scientists to scoop me if I even …

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Dec 13 2012

But…but…that’s not exact at all!

I’m probably the only person who has been bothered by this ad.

Dec 06 2012

Seattle just became a little more awesome

I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t wake up to a cloud of pot smoke and glitter snuggling the city, but I’m still pretty happy about the laws. Both gay marriage and marijuana become legal in Washington state today. No longer will people be barred from marrying the people they love because of the outdated …

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Nov 28 2012

Rick Warren is technically correct

Not a phrase I ever expected to find myself typing. A statement by evangelical celebripastor Rick Warren is causing a lot of rage throughout the liberal blogosphere (aka, the blogs I happen to check in the morning): “Here’s what we know about life. I have all kinds of natural feelings in my life and it …

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Nov 05 2012

What should my Skepticon workshop be about?

Skepticon is just a couple of days away, and I’m super excited! I’m not speaking this year, but I had such a good time last year that I saved up the money to make this a little vacation. The boyfriend is also coming along, and I can’t think of a better con to be his …

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Oct 18 2012

Greta Christina has cancer, and she needs your support

More information at Greta’s blog. I know a lot of you are familiar with Greta’s writing and activism. She’s one of the atheist movement’s best advocates. But she’s also a dear friend of mine. She’s kind, thoughtful, and always there for me when I need her. Now she needs all of us.  

Sep 10 2012

You know how I was afraid the hate would spread to my family?

Yeah, so now people are harassing my dad. Weee. I found that link after the fact – I originally found out because I’m home for vacation and he knocked on my door to laugh about the stupid comments he received on his blog. Partially because he thought I was the only one who read it …

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Jul 27 2012

I’m alive and well

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I’ve had people asking if I’m okay since I haven’t been blogging at all lately. So I wanted to make a quick update to let you know that no, I haven’t been hit by a beer truck or muted by my university or enslaved by aliens. I just decided that I needed a mental break …

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Jul 06 2012

Off to the Secular Student Alliance annual conference!

I haven’t been off a plane for 48 hours, but I’m about to hop back on one. But I’m excited because I’m going to the Secular Student Alliance annual conference in Columbus, OH! Wooooooo! I’ll be giving the same talk I gave last year – “Diversity.” ” Or, “That Obligatory Diversity Talk.” Or, “How to …

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Jun 17 2012

Blogathon 2012 is complete!

A fourth year has gone by without me passing out or overdosing on caffeine, huzzah! I was oddly less delirious this year – grad school must have trained me for this level of sleep deprivation. The current level of donations for SSAweek is around $90,000, which is freaking amazing. Thanks so much to everyone who …

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