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Dear Dave, or, Ally Follies Part Not Again

I just saw Dave Chappelle’s new shows.  Now, I think Dave is great.  He takes on race and society in transgressive and effective ways.  As a White person who tries to be an ally to People of Color, there are … Continue reading

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Why I’m Afraid of My Coffee Cup

I’m afraid of my coffee cup. For 30 years, beginning at the age of 15, I smoked approximately 30 cigarettes a day. In that time I made two serious attempts to quit. The first time I lasted 8 months. The … Continue reading

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Allies Who Are Not Allies

There are always things floating on the web that serve to call out people who think they are Allies, who proclaim themselves Allies, but who don’t actually help. Who actually make things worse. If you are an Ally who is … Continue reading

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Flotsam and Jetsam

This is a departure from what I usually write here. This is my most personal essay to date. This is me feeling about the loss of my home. Flotsam and Jetsam From Wikipedia: Flotsam is floating wreckage of a ship … Continue reading

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Brief Notes After The Apocralypse

I’ve borrowed a word from the always sharp and always funny Sir Terry Pratchett for my title, a portmanteau of Apocrypha and Apocalypse. The world, contrary to the hopes of those who wanted to stop it so they could get … Continue reading

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Guest Poet #1 — Judy Thompson

I’m currently working on four projects. One is research that I am getting ready to launch regarding mixed-orientation marriages. One is an article about biphobia (I’m about a thousand words in). One is taking a university’s Safe Space program to … Continue reading

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My Salsa Recipe (by popular demand)

This is actually simply my recipe for salsa — I can’t be serious all the time. First, you need tomatillos and some other kinds of tomatoes — enough to fill your pan. Romas work well but I’ve had a lot … Continue reading

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Guest Post at the Sweatervest Chronicles In which I lay out a couple of reasons to vote No to the proposed marriage amendment here in MN.

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Short informative post:

Please note that the fun, informative, thought-provoking blog Camels With Hammers has moved from Free Thought Blogs to Patheos.  The link at the side on the side of the page has been updated.

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