Category Archives: Personal

We are all living inside in a Consolidated track

Okay, so around September of last year, I had a second SQL injection of boner pill links on my site. In the intervening twelve months, the true nature of one in five people in this country has manifested. Why do … Continue reading

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Pat Robertson: Hundredth Level Paladin?

Okay watch this clip and be prepared for a lot of ballistic eye rolling. Okay, so to put this video into context, Sherman, let’s dial the way-back-machine to 1979, Michigan State University and James Dallas Egbert III*  This was when … Continue reading

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Global Trade Negotiations Need to Be Democratized

My first inclination is to support trade because, ideally, it ties nations together peacefully and helps the economies of all nations involved.  I support trade because, ideally, I think it’s a path toward that utopian ideal where nationalism and ethnic … Continue reading

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A Neurochemical Con Job?

This strange but hopefully reassuring essay was prompted by an exchange with a friend via the shallow artificiality of Facebook. I guess it could have been worse; it could have been prompted by the shallow artificiality of Twitter or some … Continue reading

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My Most New Wave of T-Shirts

Long ages of the Earth ago, in 1982, when I was 19, my mother bought me a t-shirt for my birthday (Or was it Christmas?) that had this single panel illustration on it as a sort of a parody of … Continue reading

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What Bernie Sanders Means to Me

This started off on Sunday the 17th of March, after my attendance, as a Bernie Sanders delegate, of the 43rd Legislative District Caucus of the Democratic Party.  This meeting was to accomplish many things, the chief of which was the … Continue reading

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Udra: My RPG Campaign History in Several Parts

See parts one, two, three. and four. 2011 to The Present: The Virtual Living Room There was a roughly two year period between Summer of 2009 and early 2011 where I wasn’t running my game. This was because two key … Continue reading

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Historical Revisionism

“Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.” George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four So what I discovered, in painstakingly cleaning and correcting nearly five hundred fifty pages of link spam and weird line breaks, is … Continue reading

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Bragging Rights?

I do have a smartphone, a clamshell, Blackberry 8230. It was my first mobile phone and I bought it somewhere towards the end of Obama’s first term, around 2010. I got it because it was cheap and I was afraid … Continue reading

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And Lost in All the Kerfuffle on Gravitational Waves–

We have news that physics might have found a four neutron atomic nucleus. This is surprising because accepted wisdom in the Standard Model says that small nuclear groupings of neutrons shouldn’t form at all. Regardless, without protons to stablize them, … Continue reading

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