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December 21, 2013
The Marleys Were Dead, To Begin With
I'm home with family, wrapping presents, baking cookies, and watching the best Christmas movie ever made....
December 15, 2013
Christmas Poems for Gaudete Sunday
Happy Gaudete Sunday! Gaudete Sunday is the third Sunday in Advent, and although Advent is...
December 14, 2013
Hold Your Slippery Slope Toboggans!
Last night, I kept seeing a news story pop up in my social media feeds:...
November 30, 2013
The Strangeness of Talking About Sex in Isolation
I felt skeptical about Sex and the Single Christian Girl: Fighting for Purity in a Rom-Com...
November 28, 2013
Turkeys, Mop-Dogs, and other strange beasts
It's Thanksgiving, and I have a family tradition to uphold, along with a blog tradition....
November 26, 2013
Keeping Ideas Close Enough to Play With
My friend Brienne is working on extending and teaching memory techniques. Think Moonwalking with Einstein, on...
November 23, 2013
Football is not healthy for children and other living beings
Today, I'll be wishing many terrible things on Harvard, but the one thing I wouldn't...
November 17, 2013
Prizes for the 2013 Ideological Turing Test
This year, I decided to have prizes for the Ideological Turing Test, and to have...
November 14, 2013
All Parenthood in a Day
In his memoir Living by Faith, Dwelling in Doubt, Kyle Cupp tells two interwoven stories:...
November 12, 2013
Science Fiction is a Compliment
The Pope is talking about science fiction! Well, not Pope Francis, though it's hardly out...
October 22, 2013
Tell All the Truth, but Tell it Slant
Chris Hallquist, one of the contestants in this year’s Ideological Turing Test (entry A in...
October 15, 2013
Happy Ada Lovelace Day!
Sorry for the post pause, I've been teaching at an immersion workshop again, so I'll...
October 09, 2013
Replies on Relationships (with Chaplains and others)
My two recent posts on relationships (with loved ones - God included, and with the...
October 02, 2013
I get to high-five a baby today!
Because I got vaccinated against the flu yesterday! I also get to high-five the elderly,...
September 26, 2013
Happy Petrov Day!
Today is the 30th anniversary of Petrov Day. What's Petrov day, you ask? Well, as...
September 11, 2013
Your Moment of Verklempt
It seemed particularly appropriate to post today: Also, housekeeping note, summer voting for the...
September 08, 2013
If the Phantom Tollbooth were a musical for grad students…
My friend Scott has published the full story from the second installment of his Dungeons...
September 04, 2013
Video Game as Preparation for Death
I couldn't help but be charmed by Socrates Jones: Pro Philosopher, an in-browser game where you...
September 02, 2013
Happy Labor Day!
Sorry for my absence, I've been traveling for work and family, being dramatically killed as...
July 21, 2013
Happy Birthday to Me!
I am 24 and They Might Be Giants have a heartwarming message for me: Just...
July 13, 2013
Hey, NYC, invite me to speak!
I'll be in New York City August 9th and 10th for my college debate group's annual...
July 04, 2013
Happy Fourth of July!
1776 is among my favorite movie-musicals (small wonder a Javert fangirl also fell hard for...
July 01, 2013
Requiescat in pace, Magister Rus
In the spirit of Stephen Colbert's eulogy for his mother, I'd like to share some...
June 30, 2013
What comes after Google Reader? (besides weeping)
Sing a dirge today for Google Reader. Tomorrow, it passes out of existence. I've decided...
June 28, 2013
Happy Tau Day!
George Box once said "All models are wrong, but some are useful." As we build...
June 28, 2013
9 Quick Takes (6/28/13)
--- 1 --- Terribly sorry for the lack of posting (and the tardy responses to...
June 20, 2013
I’m all verklempt…
The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,Video Archive And I...
June 16, 2013
The day I went to work with my dad, dressed as my dad
I love my professor parents, from whom I have inherited many wonderfully things -- both...
May 22, 2013
My plans for Father’s Day: Stealth Compliments
This past weekend, one of my coworkers brought his parents by a work event and...
April 16, 2013
Oh Stewardess? There’s a Baby in my Plane!
In The New York Times's Metropolitan Diary feature, one reader shares the following story: While waiting...
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