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What’s in a name?

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So…I ponder weird things in the shower. Today’s thoughts started with the saw I like to use about whether people from Roseville were Rosevillains. (It’s actually Rosevillians, with the i and a transposed, but that got me thinking. Why is what we call people from a place so weird? For example, I’m a Californian. People that live in the biggest… Read more »

Kicking the dust off the old blog…

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So a couple very dear friends of mine, Richard and Jennifer Crawford, do this thing in December where they proceed to blog every day. (They already commit to writing a novel in November — and Richard is my co-herder of Wrimos in the Sacramento area.) They’ve done it the past few years, and I’ve always thought of trying, but December… Read more »

The West is Big, y’all

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the letter and the spirit

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I hope at least some of you have been triggered into fatal convulsions — Henry Dampier (@henrydampier) May 15, 2015 Wow, aren’t you an absolutely lovely and charming person. The article in question (via Do Not Link) opens with this quotation: Situational dominance is contingent on local factors. For example, a 5’4 female teacher with a firm demeanor is situationally… Read more »

My Mind is My Own

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Over the last few days, I have been voraciously combing the internet, reading anything and everything I can find on the nominees for the Hugo awards and wrestling with my own conscience. I think I have finally come to a conclusion as to what I am going to do. I will read all the Hugo nominees as if this were… Read more »

Grimly and Without Joy

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The 2015 Hugo nominations have come out. Normally this is a great moment of satisfaction for me. I usually have not read all the nominees on the slate, so it’s like getting a Christmas present from my fellow science fiction geeks. Hugo nominations are generally so broad that what percolates up from the mass hive mind are usually stories that… Read more »

[sactown] State Capitol Building

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The latest entries in the WTF serving size competition

Tic tac nutrition

So I’ve been trying to be more interested in nutrition labels to get a better idea of what calorie counts and other stuff are in my food. This has now become a game, in which I attempt to find the most egregious and/or crazy entries on the nutritional label. Today brings us two entries in the WTF serving size competition:… Read more »

a light in the darkness

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Candles

Candles at church, by me I’ve been doing a lot of wheelspinning lately as I try to figure out something. I haven’t figured out much in the way of conclusions because I haven’t had the time to pursue threads all the way out, but there is one thing that comes to mind. Ignore all that ‘must co-opt pagan holiday’ stuff… Read more »

embrace the suck

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Success

Success, by Kevin Thoule as found on Flickr // CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 So I got whacked between the eyes with an epiphany today. It started yesterday, actually, but it didn’t quite completely come clear until today. I was reading a book on probability and how people are notoriously bad at it (The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by… Read more »

waiting for taff

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One of the amazing things about fandom is the respective fan funds. There’s a triangle of them connecting the three largest concentrates of fandom in the world. (There’s also several minor ones, my favorite of which is CUFF, which sends fans back and forth within Canada.) The first one, connecting Europe with Australia, is GUFF, which stands for the Going… Read more »

This weekend’s muckings

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I’m still at them. Although I’ve discovered once again that the carpet in my room is red. (Also, we’re not going to talk about the closet — the closet will get handled in the next stage, which is called ‘one box a night’. I have learned a few things: Cleaning rooms, especially when I’ve let it get really bad, sucks… Read more »