March 2009

Magic Bullets and Miracles

31 March, 2009 // 1 Comment

It seems like every week, I read about some new miracle food/diet/exercise program in the news. What I think is interesting about this constant flood of information on the next big thing is the way in which these items are framed by the media, and ...

Truth and Consequences

30 March, 2009 // 0 Comments

There’s a great question in the most recent Savage Love from a reader who has a harmless, if a bit eccentric, fetish, and wonders what he should do about it. Savage provided some advice which I thought was pretty good: meet someone you like, ...

The Week in Television

29 March, 2009 // 0 Comments

If you haven’t seen the latest, please assume spoilers. Also, to go off on a tangent for a moment, I am really starting to get pissed with Jezebel for putting Lost spoilers above the cut on Thursdays. And yes, they are spoilers even if the ...

Heavy Machinery

28 March, 2009 // 3 Comments

The City is wreaking havoc downtown again, which means lots of opportunities for photographing heavy equipment. Expect more in the coming week, but I couldn’t resist posting this: I don’t know about you, but I personally find that series ...

Hillcrest (Again)

27 March, 2009 // 0 Comments

Kremlin and I went on an abortive geohashing mission last week, and along the way, we hit Hillcrest Cemetery. I’m always intrigued by how things shift and change over time in a space like a cemetery, so it was nice to amble through again, ...

Untold Stories

26 March, 2009 // 0 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot about the post at Shakesville that I linked to last week. For those of you with short memories, the post was written anonymously by a birth mother who wanted to talk about the emotional complexities of adoption and ...

Consumption Junction

25 March, 2009 // 2 Comments

I was hoping that one of the more charming unintended consequences of our current economic situation would be a curb on the current American obsession with consumption. Indeed, I dared to dream that anti-consumerism might become trendy, as it has ...

Immigration Nation

24 March, 2009 // 1 Comment

I’m seriously astounded that people are still ranting about immigration and how it is destroying the fabric of American culture, but they are, so it’s time for a smackdown. Not least because there are more important things to worry ...

The Week in Television

22 March, 2009 // 3 Comments

As always, please assume spoilers if you haven’t seen the latest. Lost After the hiatus, Lost is back, with a vengeance! This week’s episode was fandiddlyantastic, and there was all kinds of great stuff going on, which reminded me (as if ...
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