February 2009

Sperm Stealing and Urban Legends

28 February, 2009 // 1 Comment

Every now and then, the old trope that women are all secretly planning on impregnating themselves with the contents of used condoms rears its ugly head. I’m always amazed when it does, because it seems like one of the most mind numbingly ...

Fort Bragg, We Need to Talk

27 February, 2009 // 2 Comments

I need to rant about local politics for a moment. I realize that this will be intensely boring to readers who are not local, but I’ve been mulling all of this over for some time, and recent events have really instigated a great deal of ...

Depressing

26 February, 2009 // 1 Comment

This may be one of the most depressing articles I have ever read, because it’s like all of my nightmares come to¬† life. And, the peculiar thing is that the article is written in a rather congratulatory, smug, happy way, as though the things ...

Patronizing Pregnancy

25 February, 2009 // 0 Comments

One of the more interesting bits of news I read last week was the revelation of several studies which suggested that “pregnancy brain” was a myth, and that in fact, the cognitive function of pregnant women is not impaired. I’m sure ...

Acting Gay

24 February, 2009 // 1 Comment

On my recent trip to the city, I passed a car with a bumpersticker which said “I don’t care if you’re straight, as long as you act gay in public,” and it got me thinking about the ongoing debate over Don’t Ask, ...

Real Estate Realism

23 February, 2009 // 5 Comments

I’ve been following the real estate market up here for a number of years now, not from the position of someone actually buying and selling, but from the position of someone who thinks that it is not unreasonable to want to be able to buy ...

The Week in Television

22 February, 2009 // 1 Comment

So, I am not going to do a media project, because it would just be too grueling for me to handle right now, but I do have some thoughts on various things that I have watched this week, and I thought I would compile them. Needless to say, the ...

Colour Television

21 February, 2009 // 0 Comments

To get all meta for a moment: as someone who is as white as a slice of Wonderbread crossed with Edward Cullen, sometimes I have a tough time approaching racial issues. I think that it’s really important to think about and explore race, but ...

On Mixed Use Districts

20 February, 2009 // 1 Comment

For everyone’s general edification, here’s the letter I just sent to City Council after being provoked into an intense rage by the Advocate’s coverage of the most recent City Council meeting: Dear City Council Members, I am a bit ...
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