Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 20

Why I vote

Once upon a time I didn’t vote. It was a matter of principle. Because I am a critical and honest person I don’t shy away from seeing the faults in any given candidate and I don’t toe party lines for the sake of it. One could take a list of my opinions on all things …

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Feb 20

Dear Virginia, and a story

Dear Virginia, Why yes, you do hate women. Signed, WilloNyx Ps: a little story, (This story may trigger PTSD symptoms in some people) Twenty-seven evenings ago a college junior was walking with her date to the local scene club. Her date was not a stranger to her. They had gone on a few dates previous. …

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Feb 19

Orconectes longidigitus? Barbicambarus simmonsi?

    I’m no crayfish expert.                 Maybe you can help me identify him.                 Large male is approximately 5 to 5.5 inches long.             Photos were taken in Cumberland county TN in June of 2005. …

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Feb 18

Boredom, prejudice, and changing minds

My job is boring. This will come as no surprise to most people. I have it on good authority that this is a common, perhaps even global, phenomenon. My day is essentially nine hours of mindless labor punctuated by brief periods of intense thought. Unfortunately the thinking parts, the parts where I solve a problem …

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Feb 18

Strolling Through the ‘Mart

I happened upon this product yesterday at Walmart. Spot the problem? How the fuck the can a hormone be hormone free? Surprisingly they have an ingredients list. Woo peddlers get away with far more than the FDA should allow them too. Try not to injure your self when your head makes contact with your keyboard. …

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Feb 17

Fiction Friday

We are a family of readers. Our wallpaper is effectively overstuffed bookshelves covering every topic known to man. (That is, perhaps, an exaggeration. In a fit of frustration, I did put my foot down when it came to a book on dirt, so we don’t have a book on soil.) I am a fiction gal …

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Feb 16

Confession

Today at work I was thinking about something and I thought I would like to share. It is something I have been tossing around in my brain for a couple of weeks. Before I get into it, which will probably be tomorrow, I would like to get one thing out of the way. I know …

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Feb 15

Introductions

There is no better motivation to get off your ass than everyone around you doing it first. That’s how it seems anyway. Procrastinating blogging is easy enough. Been doing it now for years. I won’t bore anyone with the biographical details that usually accompany introductions. You’ll catch some of that in the “about us” section …

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Feb 15

Whew…

That was the sigh of me finally sitting down to write my first blog post ever. There is nothing like exploring completely new territory to make you feel like an absolute  idiot. For two days now I have been stumbling my way through what feels like a foreign land of customs, expectations, and most of …

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