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I’m not big on resolutions.  I tend to fail at them, as we all do, so I don’t usually make them public for fear of, ahem, failing at them publicly.  But what if I were to put myself up to the public ridicule of failing in them?  I’m sure that will be more fun.  Really.  […]

It Gets Better

Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are. I pledge to spread this message to my friends, family and neighbors. I’ll speak up against hate and intolerance whenever I see it, at school and at work. I’ll provide hope for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other bullied teens by letting them know that “It […]

Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging (videologging, podcasting, comic drawing etc.!) to draw attention to the achievements of women in technology and science. Women’s contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom mentioned, their faces rarely recognised. We want you to tell the world about these unsung heroines, whatever they do. To participate, […]

In which I become that annoying customer

So here’s the poor clerk at Borders, toiling away behind the counter, when I come up and start frowning at the computer. Clerk: Can I help you find something? Me: No, I don’t think so. I know I want a book but I can’t remember enough about it to give you something to go on. […]

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for Deb and Travis The joy of marriage stems from love requited. Popular wisdom about love focuses on Eros—lonely love, the pursuit of love: love unrequited. Aristotle posits love as a search for the other half of our soul, our soul mate. Medieval poets imagine love as a kind of pain, a longing we feel […]

A Pledge

On our way home from our most recent Borders binge, Jenny and I were pondering the dire circumstances our addiction puts us in, namely the large volume of books on our shelves that we’ve excitedly purchased and then lined up to read later. There are too many of them. Thus, we have now vowed, in […]