Monthly Archives: December 2012

The worst anti-vaccine argument *ever* (and that’s saying a lot)

By this point, I’ve spent years reading about vaccines and vaccine opposition, so I’ve seen a great many of the arguments against childhood and adult vaccination. There are a few legitimate concerns, a great many ridiculous and irrational concerns, and … Continue reading

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Free speech: What it is and what it isn’t

I started to write this post during the uproar in the Middle East over a movie trailer, but as it got longer, I never had time to finish it. However, this still seems like a good time to talk about … Continue reading

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Bragging vs. being a proud mama

The other day I was with my family at a lifecycle event and my sister and I spoke with a distant cousin. She proudly explained the many achievements of her daughters and it was adorable. I was telling the story … Continue reading

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