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Mar 28 2014

You’re Bloody Amazing, Is What You Are!

So yesterday, a post went up asking for contributions for a legal fund to help Karen Stollznow fight Ben Radford’s asshole lawsuit. I’d had my fingers crossed for a long time, hoping this day would come. Had cash ready and everything. Good thing I was watching for it, because I barely got me contribution in …

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Nov 19 2013

As Expected

Image shows a kitten with its paw up, with the caption "High 5!!!"

My rather ridiculous medical crisis punted The Talk with my supervisor, but it we finally had it on Sunday. It went as expected. Actually, we only had half The Talk, because he’d spent (part of) the weekend thinking of how the projector time could be made fair, and came up with a plan that allows …

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Nov 17 2013

When a Projector is a Projection of Our Fucked-Up Culture

Image show a gray kitty with yellow eyes peering over a table with an expression of concern and horror. Caption says, "What has been seen cannot be unseen."

So the thing about having your consciousness raised is that you can’t really lower it again. When your attention’s repeatedly drawn to something important, when people chip through your resistance and decades of cultural conditioning and open your eyes to things you should have seen long ago, you can’t close them again without seeing after …

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Sep 10 2013

Help Syrian Refugees

Please direct any excess dollars you’ve got lying around here. I love the Foundation Beyond Belief for helping make helping happen. I especially love that they chose a charity that’s doing so much to help women stay safe and/or recover from sexual violence, and working so hard to reunite families. If you’ve been standing around …

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Aug 28 2013

Guest Post: “Quit Sitting Around Here Being Brand New to This”

Ceesays has put together the beginnings of a fantastic resource for those of us willing to buckle down and educate ourselves, but who aren’t quite sure where to go for our 102-201 level courses. JesseW, the Juggling Janitor, was so kind as to list the links. Good thing summer’s almost over (in the Northern Hemisphere) …

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Aug 10 2013

“How to Help Change This Incredibly Toxic Culture”

internet-high-five

I will have a great deal more to say about the predators in our midst, and the cowards who give them cover. So much more. Much of it will not be kind. But I think we’ll start here, with what good people can do to help victims, and what they can do to help stop …

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Aug 07 2013

We Were Too Forgiving

So you may remember when DJ Grothe accused certain skeptic women of scaring other women away from TAM, and destroyed the goodwill of many in our community. Former supporters ceased supporting TAM, but most of us were willing to give James Randi the benefit of the doubt. Some of us even tried to meet our …

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Jul 02 2013

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Firefighter sculpture at sunset. Image courtesy Heather Paul (warriorwoman531 on Flickr)

Sometimes, the news from my old home state is horrible. Yarnell, Arizona is a tiny little community along the Highway 89 corridor. It’s got less than a thousand people. It’s in dry country, just a little north of Phoenix, near Prescott. There’s been a drought, and record heat, and it’s the dry-lightning season, when everything’s …

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Jun 23 2013

Thank You, Ron

Sleeping Luna.

Dear Ron Lindsay, Thank you for your apology. Thank you especially for this bit of your apology: I am sorry that I caused offense with my talk.  I am also sorry I made some people feel unwelcome as a result of my talk. You could have taken the Way of the Weasel and said so …

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Jun 21 2013

Choosing Rock

Moi standing upon Siletz River Volcanics at Alsea Falls.

Some of you fence-sitters and those who’ve been, I dunno, trapped deep underground with no internet access for two-plus years, may be wondering what the fuss is about. I mean, jeez, Ron Lindsay just made a bone-headed speech and spouted off on the official CFI blog. What’s the harm, amirite? You may think the response …

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