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Monthly Archive: April 2008

Apr 30 2008

My Trip to the Circus: Albert Hofmann and LSD

Albert Hofmann, the inventor of LSD, has died at the ripe old age of 102. So in honor of him, now seems like a good time to talk about my experiences with the drug he created. I took LSD a lot in college, and for a year or two after. Quite a lot. For a …

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Apr 29 2008

Two Erogenous Zones Walk Into A Bar: Sex And Humor

Note to family members and others who don’t want to read about my sex life: This piece talks about my sex life a little. Not in a lot of detail, but some. If you don’t want to read about that stuff, use your own judgment on this one. This piece was originally published on the …

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Apr 28 2008

Going to Church

So I went to church last week. Odd experience. Neat, but odd. Quick explanation. A friend of ours was being installed as senior minister in a local Bay Area church, and we went to the installation ceremony. A very lefty, groovy church, of course: completely gay-positive, sex-positive, feminist, very ecumenical, very inclusive, no smiting or …

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Apr 26 2008

Jealousy, Friendship, And Bisexual Chopped Liver: The Blowfish Blog

I have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog. It’s about a trope I see sometimes in monogamous relationships: namely, jealousy over your partner’s friends, when those friends might, in theory, based solely on their sexual orientation, be sexually attracted to your partner. (Jealousy of straight men or lesbians, for instance, when your partner …

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Apr 26 2008

And Now For Something Completely Different

And now for something completely different… A cat playing a theremin. (Video below the fold, since putting it above the fold mucks up my archives.)

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Apr 25 2008

Buying Obedience, Part 4

Note to family members and others who don’t want to read about my personal sex life: This one you almost certainly want to stay away from. It discusses my sex life in some detail… and discusses aspects of my sex life that you probably don’t want to know about. Really. Here’s a post that you …

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Apr 24 2008

Buying Obedience, Part 3

Note to family members and others who don’t want to read about my personal sex life: This one you almost certainly want to stay away from. It discusses my sex life in some detail… and discusses aspects of my sex life that you probably don’t want to know about. Really. Here’s a recent post that …

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Apr 23 2008

Buying Obedience, Part 2

Note to family members and others who don’t want to read about my personal sex life: This one you almost certainly want to stay away from. It discusses my sex life in some detail… and discusses aspects of my sex life that you probably don’t want to know about. Really. Here’s a piece I wrote …

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Apr 22 2008

Buying Obedience

Note to family members and others who don’t want to read about my personal sex life: This one you definitely want to stay away from. Seriously. It discusses my sex life in a whole lot of detail… and discusses aspects of my sex life that you almost certainly don’t want to know about. Here’s a …

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Apr 22 2008

Humanist Symposium #18

The Humanist Symposium is on its 18th edition! It’s old enough to vote! My pieces in this Symposium: Atheism, Bad Luck, and the Comfort of Reason and Memories of a Good Science Education… and Worries About Bad Ones My favorite other piece in this Symposium: Peace Among Primates, Parts One, Two, and Three. A fascinating, …

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