Category Archives: Wisdom of the Ages

The Engineer’s Guide To Being A Normal Person (Or At Least Making A Credible Attempt)

When it’s lunchtime at the office, that doesn’t mean it’s time to take out the Magic the Gathering cards. Nor is it time to discuss anything about LARPing. The same goes for any sort of RPG. Anything with elves or … Continue reading

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Rape Culture, and why it’s WRONG

Originally posted on Rethink the Rant:
TRIGGER WARNING: The following includes descriptions, photos, and video that may serve as a trigger for victims of sexual violence. Please be advised.  Someone asked me today, “What is ‘rape culture’ anyway? I’m tired…

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“On Living”

I Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness like a squirrel, for example– I mean without looking for something beyond and above living, I mean living must be your whole occupation. Living is no laughing matter: … Continue reading

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“Love Recognized”

There are many things in the world and you Are one of them. Many things keep happening and You are one of them, and the happening that Is you keeps falling like snow On the landscape of not-you, hiding hideousness, … Continue reading

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Condemnant quod non intellegunt

They condemn because they do not understand As an eighth grader, I was in an advanced math class that consisted of me and six boys. When I mentioned one day that I’d been accepted to the local all-girls high school, … Continue reading

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Nemo saltat sobrius

No one dances sober. The last time I went to club with the intention to dance the night away was three years ago. I ended up waiting in line in -30°C weather, starting at 11 o’clock, in a not-so-good part of … Continue reading

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Audacter calumniare, semper aliquid haeret

“Slander boldly; something always sticks.” –Francis Bacon, De Augmentis Scientiarum (1623) When I was in second grade–or possibly kindergarten, it was a very long time ago–there was a boy named Cole. (Well, he wasn’t really named Cole, but I’m fairly … Continue reading

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