An Open Letter About the Making of Mistakes

I’m always afraid of screwing up. Seriously. That's especially true when I'm online, because sometimes online reactions can be extreme. One little mistake, and you’re suddenly The Enemy. I once got on the wrong side of a group of women on a feminist website, and ... damn, it got nasty. Some of the nice ladies actually followed me to the comment sections of other websites to point out what a viciously sexist woman-hater I was. I’ve made disparaging comments about tattooing, and oh boy, … [Read more...]

The Brassican Heresy (repost)

Warning: The following post is long, and may contain insults to French people. And Christians. And probably frogs. [Repost from Jan 18, 2012] ______________________________ I’d like to propose to you a daring hypothesis. You may be surprised by it. You may be stunned. You might even be shocked. Because this is such a daring idea, some of you reading this right now may actually be horrified. There’s even the possibility – distant, but real, so I have to warn you – that one or more … [Read more...]


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