Monthly Archives: March 2012

Rallying for reason and science and skepticism (and fun!)

If you’re looking for a wrap-up post on the Reason Rally in Washington this past weekend, you’re in the wrong place. If you’re looking for an example of someone who was touched and thrilled and exhilarated, then I’m your gal. … Continue reading

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Marc Randazza–lawyer, blogger, free speech advocate

Marc Randazza is just zis guy, you know? No, wait, that’s Zaphod Beeblebrox. In fact, Marc Randazza is a lawyer and blogger whose blog, The Legal Satyricon, I check frequently. Now here’s the thing…I don’t always agree with him or … Continue reading

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One small boy, now protected against MORE diseases!

My little guy had his 3-year checkup the other day and I was thrilled that he got a vaccine I wasn’t expecting. (He wasn’t so thrilled. In fact, he gave the nurse the most hilarious nasty look you’ve ever seen.)

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Technobabble belongs on Star Trek, not in advertising

I’ve long had a massive dislike for the use of scientific and pseudoscientific terminology in advertising. It seems like 95% of the time either words are misused or they’re made up, like when Star Trek characters argue about linear neutrino … Continue reading

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Vocational/technical education isn’t anything to be ashamed of

With a major Republican presidential candidate sneering at the idea of education past high school, this seems an opportune time to get out a few thinky thoughts about a different kind of education.

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