Tag: social commentary

Freedom from what?

I have a number of ancestors who served in various wars; one ancestral second cousin was apparently married to Benedict Arnold or something; another great-great-great grandfather or so was at Antietam; both grandfathers served in WWII; and from a passing

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One woman starts to watch a TED talk. What happens next won’t shock you at all if you know that woman’s personality.

Confession: I am a very passive consumer when it comes to online content. I subscribe to a select few news sources and blogs via RSS and occasionally even read what articles are posted, but other than that I mostly rely

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Dear McDonald’s and LEGO: This is not how you do marketing.

One of the byproducts of (a) being a single person who (b) lives alone and (c) tends to be lazy is that I eat out more than I really should. McDonald’s tends to be an at-least-weekly thing for me, mostly

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A Luddite’s Lament

Tonight, in my quest to keep myself entertained while I clean my apartment (side note: I have many things I should be doing right now instead of writing this blog post), I decided to pop in a movie. It needed

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Why I’m Passionate About Porn

Last week, I posted this video on Facebook: I should have known better, of course. I mean, I hate controversy, and I have several Facebook friends who are in the pro-porn camp. So, of course, controversy came. As I realized

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Myers-Briggs, Bible-Style

So I have a blog post in the works all about how Google+ screwed me over, but thinking is hard/meh effort/etc., so instead of finishing that you get a nifty Myers-Briggs infographic of characters from the Bible. Noah? Yeah, I

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In which I write a poem (or, I put my Classics minor to use)

I wrote a poem. But there’s a backstory. As part of Operation Lisa-Does-The-Assigned-Reading-She-Never-Bothered-Doing-In-Undergrad, I’ve been reading a LOT of classics. Like, Ancient Greek classics. Like Plato and Thucydides and Aristophanes and Homer. A couple of texts in particular caught my

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In which I have a horrible idea for a sitcom

In the process of thinking through two other blogposts (Forthcoming! Maybe!) I randomly thought about the two seemingly opposed identities: being a single female, and identifying as a Complementarian. (This, for the record, is functionally where I fall for Biblical

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Does Marriage Advice Bark Up the Wrong Tree?

Over the last few years I’ve been hearing a fair bit about the role of free will in choosing a spouse, especially for guys. It’s usually along the lines of, “Don’t worry about finding The One, because she doesn’t exist.

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On Empathy

In the process of cleaning off my desk tonight, I came across something I’d written several years ago. Written beneath it was a quote from Donald Norman’s Emotional Design (or possibly The Design of Everyday Things; I’d wrongly attributed it

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