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Category Archive: Love

May 14 2013

Someone Kiss The Bride For Me!

So I just got back (never announce your departures–it’s like leaving a “rob my house” sign on your door) from many days of driving, smiling, lifting, hauling, driving, shivering, waiting, driving, greeting, hugging, driving, and driving. With very little chance to check email (students who did not come to class for the last half of …

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Mar 29 2013

Marriage Week: Sanctity

The date: January 1, 2008. The place: New Hampshire. The scene: Politicians everywhere, vying with one another to succeed George the Lesser. Staking out positions to appeal to their party’s faithful, demonizing their opponents, in their own and in the other party. Parties, I should say–NH gets all the fringe candidates as well. NH voters …

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Mar 28 2013

Marriage Week: Bliss

As Marriage Week continues, I look back at June of 2011, watching the New York Senate vote. And butcher a Billy Joel song. (I have the New York Senate live stream up on another window, and this song insinuated itself on my brain. I’m posting it before the vote–NY, you’d better do the right thing, …

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Mar 28 2013

Flat Earth Thinking, At The Supreme Cart

The Supreme Cartographer, known perhaps As the final word in the world of maps, Was told that science had recently found (To his great surprise) that the world was round. That as accurate as his maps might appear He’d improve them at once by assuming a sphere The idea was new, but the data were …

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Mar 27 2013

People I Know

Where to begin? In no particular order… D. D is a conservative republican heterosexual woman. She’s been married twice; divorced, then widowed. She’s on the market. Actively. Has never wanted children (in part, this led to the end of marriage #1), but very much likes being married. M & K. The brother of a friend …

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Mar 27 2013

Marriage Week: Equality Stops At The Border

I’ve been following, as best as an ignorant mollusk can, the analysis of the recent decisions by the Supreme Court to take on a couple of cases on same-sex marriage. What I can’t wrap my head around, though, is that there appears to be a very real chance that same-sex marriage will be the law …

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Mar 26 2013

Marriage Week: Larry And Robert

Larry and Robert are married. They live in a house on our street. They’re wonderfully helpful as neighbors, And as nice as you’re likely to meet. Their son is a friend of our daughter’s Their daughter, a friend of our son’s; If you’re looking for light conversation, Or for helpful advice, they’re the ones. (continues, …

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Mar 25 2013

Marriage Week: No Disrespect…

In honor of the SCOTUS taking up the issue of same-sex marriage, I am posting some of my previous verses–some in celebration, others to highlight why change is needed. Oh, and it’s “Marriage Week”, not “Same-Sex Marriage Week”, because I looked at my Cuttlefish University benefits package, and throughout it, benefits are offered to “spouse …

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Feb 13 2013

Running Out Of Time! (Get Your Cuttlefish Valentines Here!)

Dammit. I intended to space these out, but life got in the way. I did get to post the Evolutionary Biology Valentine (and its additional verses), but that was it. Now, all I can do (since it’s already Valentines Day in parts of the world) is a data dump. I suspect, though, that you will …

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Feb 12 2013

There It Is! Oxytocin!

Just in time for Valentines Day, Scientific American has an article on oxytocin and long-lasting love. If cupid had studied neuroscience, he’d know to aim his arrows at the brain rather than the heart. Recent research suggests that for love to last, it’s best he dip those arrows in oxytocin. This article is better than …

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