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So you like male writers. So what?

A writing pal of mine recently wrote that he figured he ought to read more books/short fiction by men, because he realized his shelves were mostly full of books by women. Cool, whatever. My shelves are mostly full of books … Continue reading

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Samsung: on my anti-rec list.

As you may recall, I bought a Samsung Captivate last August. I went with this phone in part because I don’t like the iPhone, and I wanted an Android phone. The Android selection on AT&T was fairly awful until the … Continue reading

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Jesse McCartney: Total idiot?

Dear pathetic wanker: You are not my Zuko. Your recent interview on the John & Jay show (more info here*) showed that you’ve clearly done a lot of research to learn about your character. You’ve even taught me a few … Continue reading

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More on Kushiel’s Dart

I’m more interested in the book, now that it’s gone from being focused on this pampered courtesan and her self-absorbed whining to having some action, but it’s still got a lot of self-absorbed whining from the pampered courtesan. When you’re … Continue reading

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The problem of Phedre

When perusing the shelves at bookstores, I saw a cover with a woman looking pensive and a tribal-ish tattoo on her back. I probably picked it up and read the cover copy, then put it back down, because I wasn’t … Continue reading

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More Avatar: the Whitewashed Airbender links and things

RoundupsGlockgalLemon Water Some individual links you should readAngry Asian Man: A break-up of Sorts What does this casting choice say to me, the angry Asian man? It says that every time somebody speaks more slowly and loudly to me because … Continue reading

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This is America.

A country where hope and change can join with our better nature on a national level, but where hate prevails regionally. A country where civil rights are still allowed to be determined by popular vote. Hateful amendments have passed in … Continue reading

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Profit motive: leading cause of being uninsured.

From November 2007: One of the state’s largest health insurers set goals and paid bonuses based in part on how many individual policyholders were dropped and how much money was saved. Woodland Hills-based Health Net Inc. avoided paying $35.5 million … Continue reading

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Another work rant

No, you standing there tapping, sighing, and grumbling about how you have to make it to the bus does NOT make me work any faster. I still need to enter the information on your prescription into the computer, print out … Continue reading

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Do NOT lie to me.

Don’t come up to my pharmacy with a prescription from the native Spanish-speaking provider and tell me she didn’t explain to you how to use the cream. Don’t tell me you can’t speak English, and then argue with me fluently … Continue reading

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