My work with the SSA

Here’s my personal start to SSA Week.  This post is long.  There is no TL;DR.  Please read it. Let me tell you a little bit about what I do at the SSA.  What you always hear about the SSA is that we’re doing good work.  While that’s very true, I’d like to take a moment [Read More…]

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Courage

It’s a sad thing about courage that it generally comes attached to enough modesty that nobody sees it. Most courageous acts don’t occur in front of a crowd.  Most times somebody takes a metaphorical bullet for someone else it’s not by jumping in front of them in slow motion – it’s behind-the-scenes.  Quietly. Courage is [Read More…]

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Get out of my head, Charles!

I have a new twitter follower: @Research2BeDone And now I can’t help but think, “Look at me still talking when there’s science to do…” [Read more…]

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The zombie apocalypse is starting

They said I was wasting my time spending hours each night reading through obscure news sites.  But no, I was keeping an eye out for the inevitable.  Every hour you can get a jump on the outbreak dramatically increases your chance of survival. Lucky for all of you, there are ever vigilant people like me [Read More…]

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Fun at the barbecue!

Here are some more pictures from my faux vacation.  Michaelyn is convinced I like kids.  I don’t know what she’s talking about. [Read more…]

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A challenger to my throne

I got tagged on facebook and unwittingly followed the link to my undoing. Et tu, Grunt?  Seems I’m pissing everyone off, but this one may just destroy my rep.  😛 I rebut it thus: [Read more…]

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People want weird things

I’m sitting in the Atlanta airport waiting for a flight back home that is hella delayed due to mechanical problems.  The lady sitting right next to me pitched a monumental fit at that announcement.  I said to her, “You know…the other option is to put us on a broken plane.  I think we should be [Read More…]

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Maddox on link-baiting

If you run a high traffic site you get emails from people wanting you to promote their stuff.  If it’s something relevant that I support, I’ll plug it in a heartbeat.  However, most of it is stuff from link-baiting sites looking to generate ad revenue.  Maddox has written a great post about it in which [Read More…]

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Pics from Darrel Ray's place

On Sunday Darrel Ray held his annual bbq at this house.  The event raises money for the Recovering from Religion Foundation.  The crowd was promised two surprise guests which turned out to be myself and Jerry DeWitt.  Here are some pics that pretty much illustrate how the evening went for me: lots of being cute [Read More…]

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Making jell-o

There are two things in life I’ve always sucked at despite some very sincere attempts to learn: cooking and dancing.  It came to light last year that I didn’t even know how to make jell-o.  For my co-workers, this has been a well for chortling at my expense that never runs dry. But no more!  [Read More…]

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