- Hamden, Connecticut, USA
- December 31
- Ohio native. Married 9 years. Anthropologist. Interests: You name it. I am one hyperactive cat.
Current profile pic: Cyberman icon from the entrance to the tomb of the Cybermen (BBC 1967). Reckless archaeologists beware!
MY RECENT POSTS
- Who are the REAL Martyrs Here?
Islam and Religious Tolerance
April 07, 2011 08:42PM
- Life imitates Art: Tea Party
Nation Founder Channels Onion
October 29, 2010 07:46AM
- Whole Paycheck
July 05, 2010 03:16PM
- Sarah Palin Comix
May 05, 2010 10:04PM
- University of Florida Police
Shoot Student in the Head
March 12, 2010 11:35AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I 100% agree. As an
abuse survivor myself (by a
a relative), I
April 27, 2011 01:02PM
- “Great video, though life
as a real boy can
December 18, 2010 11:24AM
- “Thanks for stopping by.
I went and looked at your blog
and I LOVED
December 18, 2010 10:39AM
- “It's different in the
states--but not THAT
different. Be sure
December 15, 2010 07:11AM
- “Well have fun! It's a
beautiful campus and a nice
December 15, 2010 06:53AM
- MY LINKS
Some Americans have the false impression that Muslim suicide bombers are somehow representative of a radical impulse in the religion as a whole. The Taliban’s recent murder of scores of Muslim men, women and children should put that myth to rest.
The shrine of the 1… Read full post »
Accusations of bigotry naturally followed a press release by Tea Party Nation founding father Judson Phillips, in which he suggested voting against congressional representative Keith Ellison because he is Muslim, i.e. that having a particular religion alone should disqualify you from holding elected… Read full post »
I was in a great big hurry to make my meat purchase and get home before the frozen stuff melted in the hot car (my AC is flaky and we live kind of in the sticks, where having primo food habits means you must factor in the cost… Read full post »
Swat team acted without probable cause, according to Judge.
Today, as UF students return from spring break, President Bernie Machen emailed the student body to tell us of a shooting of a student by Campus Police… Read full post »
So Mike Madden was browsing in the CIA gift shop, looking at the golf balls with the little agency logo on them, when he noticed the little sign at the register which said the following:
"Don't forget! If you are undercover, you cannot charge! It will blow… Read full post »
Ann Dunham (American Anthropologist), b. 1942, d. 1995
Ann Dunham's forthcoming book, Surviving Against the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia, from Duke University Press is highly anticipated among anthropologists, but it might h… Read full post »
As the Christmas countdown enters the home-stretch, I probe my memory-banks for some good cheer from the past.
You decorate a tree; you throw it in the yard.
-John Prine; “All the Best.”
A Series of Irregular Christmas Trees
I come from a… Read full post »
James the Just, Brother of Jesus, Head of the Jerusalem Church
I'd wanted to write a post on the Epistle of James, ever since I first heard of The Consevative Bible Project (brain child of Andrew Schlafley and his "Conservapedia"). Here are some actual verses from… Read full post »
Just once in my life I managed to commune with someone from beyond the grave.
It happened to my younger sister a while back, but it was hardly scary at all. I didn't really believe in Ouija boards, but we were playing with one while visiting a family-friend's 150-year old Ohio… Read full post »
November 2000: I was a young idealistic college student in Kent, Ohio, and I felt like Al Gore was just another Washington insider. I felt he was sure to win anyway and I wanted my vote to count for something more--to be a statement; one in favor of a more diverse… Read full post »
I am responding to the Open Call for "worst jobs"; this is not a paid job, but this still tops my list. Four years ago, in the summer of our first year of marriage, we moved our combined household (an old double-wide with additions) from one rural "upstate" (MI) to another… Read full post »