August 2010

I Read Romance Novels. So What?

29 August, 2010 // 0 Comments

Guaranteed conversationstopper in a group of people who like to consider themselves liberal and well educated: The words ‘I read romance novels’ or ‘I was reading a romance the other day and…’ or some combination ...

Urchins and Indicators

28 August, 2010 // 0 Comments

Fun fact: Fort Bragg used to be a major sea urchin fishery. These prickly (and delicious) creatures made a lot of people rather wealthy in the 1980s, and the urchin fishery was a large part of Fort Bragg’s commercial fishery. Then, a strange ...

The Unrelenting Misery of Misery Policing

27 August, 2010 // 0 Comments

There are a plethora of attitudes in this society that surround social class and are highly problematic in nature. One of the most irritating is the commonly held belief that people who are poor live in a constant state of misery and sadness over ...

Morpheus and Prejudice

25 August, 2010 // 0 Comments

It is generally agreed upon in our society that people who wake up early are better people. They are more productive. They contribute more to society. Every time they poop, a unicorn gets its wings. Well, actually, I don’t know about that last ...

What Price Beach Nourishment?

23 August, 2010 // 0 Comments

Beach  nourishment, also known as restoration or replenishment, is a practice that involves dumping a lot of sand on a heavily eroded beach to build it back up again. The actual mechanics of the process are a little bit more complicated than that, ...

Beyond the Binary: The Third Gender

22 August, 2010 // 0 Comments

One of the really common misconceptions I see about nonbinary people is that we are a ‘third’ gender. There are several problems with this way of viewing nonbinary gender identities, and I would like to examine and expand upon some of ...
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