Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Troxicon in Principle and Practice.

I am in a very lucky group of people who can say that they count Patricia Troxel as not simply an influence, but a teacher, comrade, and mentor. She was our treasure trove of knowledge, our “Troxicon” as we often … Continue reading

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No, not all religions are equal.

Oh hell, Andrew Sullivan (and Bill Maher, wow) and I are starting to agree on more things than I’m used to. Due to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s recent confession that radical Islam and for unspecified reasons, our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Hanna Rosin baits me masterfully.

Hanna Rosin, author of the book “The End of Men” (Spoiler Alert: Men don’t actually end), apparently channeled the irritation I’ve been putting into the ether toward some of my fellow liberals and distilled it into 4 paragraphs of concentrated … Continue reading

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Abortion.

Still reeling from the Boston bombing, still unsure of the outcome of the gun control bill, still unsure of Syria and how/if we should aid the rebels (and which rebels to aid), I’m still unsure about, well, many things. One … Continue reading

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Clarity, and what we know so far.

The bombing today in Boston has rightfully shook many Americans. Being human as we are, when we get shook we often shut down our critical thinking and rely more heavily on our emotions and instincts. So it is no surprise … Continue reading

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The Gold Standard. Still a bad idea.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/11/business/gold-long-a-secure-investment-loses-its-luster.html?hpw

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