Sean Morris

Sean Morris
Denver, Colorado, United States
January 09


JANUARY 31, 2009 5:41PM

The Loyalty of Craft

One afternoon in K-mart, my father and I stood waiting in line. He was purchasing tube socks for running, and some small blue toy for me. He turned from the pages of a Hollywood tabloid and asked me, "You know the reptile house at the zoo?" Did I! Rows of

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JANUARY 30, 2009 3:34PM

Me and Mr. Warren

It's gotten harder to be a gay man. Not because of the marriage equality issue; not because of medieval-minded right-wingers like Rick Warren; not because the pandering of politicians to the gay community appears to have less substance than ever before. It's gotten harder to be a gay man because

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JANUARY 27, 2009 11:27PM

Contemplating the Intravidual (Take One)

Student: "What will be the undoing of humanity?"

Guru: "The space between you and me."

A new word has been born. Any new word brought into the world carries with it a grand potential, but also a very certain terror. A new word allows us to recontextualize old concepts, to

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JANUARY 22, 2009 1:20PM

Hey Texas, which one of you is Gregor Mendel?

The New York Times today reported a new battle in an old war has begun. In Texas, educators, scientists, and creationists are meeting again to wrangle over how evolution should be taught in schools. The article states that the primary focus of groups wanting to revise the curricul/Read full post »

JANUARY 20, 2009 1:42PM

Letter from a curmudgeony psychic

You know me. I tend to be a bit grumpy, a little on the curmudgeon side. I'm far more Gargamel than Smurf. Maybe I developed this frowning pragmatism during my adult life, or maybe it's been with me all along. I inspect things, I accept complication (even embrace complication). I

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JANUARY 8, 2009 1:45PM

Of names and naming

I developed an interest in Latin during a fifth grade field trip to the Denver Zoo. I brought along a yellow legal pad and a pen and committed to my teacher and to myself, to take down the Latin names of all the animals we stopped to inspect. Canis lupusLontra canadensisMephitis meRead full post »