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Introducing The Serried Multitide [Mar. 1st, 2012|11:46 pm]
I have started a tumblr blog devoted to astronomy and related topics.

I also created a twitter account to notify people about new posts.

Also, I haven't posted here in forever as I am mostly hanging out at Google+ now with the cool kids (Tensegrity Dan).

I am simultaneously sad and relieved that none of the above three outlets is going to have much to do with cats.
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Sympathy for the Devil [Aug. 15th, 2011|11:52 pm]
The protests that shut down the SF BART stations didn't affect my commute. But C got stuck over there and had to take a circuitous bus all the way home. I read an article that said one protester had blocked a train door for a while.

I was trying to listen to my scifi podcast on the train home, but the image kept jumping into my head of this one guy holding the train doors open, preventing the train from moving. I thought, "Has it really come to this? One person with an opinion gets to screw up the lives of thousands of people, just because he wants to?... Man, I woulda done something about it..."

I had fantasies of dropkicking that person from behind. Or pulling their feet backwards from under them so they'd slam face down into the ground. But I'd get sued and probably go to jail. And worse than that, inciting violence in a situation like that is absolutely the worst thing that could happen. And I told myself, like I need to do so often, that I'm not a violent person, that I'm a peaceful person. Some day, I might believe it.

I got to thinking, "No really, what would I do? What would be the right thing to do, the peaceful thing to do?"

As I often do, I fantasized a script in my head.Collapse )
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My 1st world problem: My friends have migrated to new social networks... [Jun. 24th, 2011|01:50 pm]
...so lots of them won't see this.
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Why haven't I seen this movie? [Jun. 21st, 2011|05:40 pm]
Probably because it is terrible. But still, this plot was probably developed through ninjas scanning my mind while I was asleep.

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Doing the right thing [Jun. 17th, 2011|12:33 pm]
Republican New York state senator Roy McDonald, in response to those who disagree with his support for New York's bill to legalize gay marriage:

"You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn't black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing," McDonald, 64, told reporters.

"You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, fuck it, I don't care what you think. I'm trying to do the right thing. I'm tired of Republican-Democrat politics. They can take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background. I'm trying to do the right thing, and that's where I'm going with this."

Yeah, New Yorkers (even Upstate) are bad ass.
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Hey, you're not a dog! [Jun. 17th, 2011|10:27 am]

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Curious owl is curious [Jun. 2nd, 2011|09:50 am]
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SF Pride 2011 [Jun. 1st, 2011|11:17 am]
I might see the Rev. Gene Robinson at a fundraising reception on June 24 for Oasis California (an Episcopal LGBT group). He was the first openly gay, non-celibate bishop evar, and as such, quite a pioneer. Apparently, he is a pretty entertaining fellow and will give a talk on bullying. I don't know if he was harassed as a closeted young person, but he's gotten more than his share of abuse as an adult. He had to wear a bullet-proof vest to his own ordination in 2003. WTF is wrong with people?!

Also, I am thinking about helping with either the Kaiser Permanente or Oasis California contingents in the SF Pride parade. Not sure which one. I am proud of both organization's LGBT support. KP always has a ton of volunteers, and the idea that a major corporation/health care provider is a vocal supporter of LGBT people is sort of a "no duh", whereas the idea of gay Christians is sadly still a bit of a brain-buster for some people, so to the degree that it "matters" I suppose it would be good to support Oasis.
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These are especially for criollo [May. 24th, 2011|06:24 pm]

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patient cat is patient [May. 24th, 2011|10:45 am]

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