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  —Aldous Huxley

Tweet: Ada (my 5yo) & I collaborated on an illustrati…

7:08 pm, 19th November 2013

Ada (my 5yo) & I collaborated on an illustration of The Miller’s Tale. She drew the farts.

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Tweet: an unseen wave of giggles just wafted through the…

3:07 pm, 16th November 2013

an unseen wave of giggles just wafted through the house and into Ada’s bedroom. (Ada & Lola)

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Tweet: Why does #lego club ask for my child’s gender in o…

10:12 am, 15th November 2013

Why does #lego club ask for my child’s gender in order to join? I don’t want Lego providing “gender-appropriate” content. ???

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Tweet: Wonderful news: Authors Guild v. Google books–fai…

10:14 am, 14th November 2013

Wonderful news: Authors Guild v. Google books–fair use!! … & hearing Chris Hansen talk about ACLU v. Reno & Myriad ….Good day for me.

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Tweet: busted, kicking thru a pile of awesomely crunchy l…

9:59 am, 12th November 2013

busted, kicking thru a pile of awesomely crunchy leaves. adult on campus (colleague?) gave me a look. all credibility lost, obviously.

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Tweet: I had to look up when I heard M talking about “the…

8:34 pm, 10th November 2013

I had to look up when I heard M talking about “the hot little sailors and their daddies” (reading The Good Humor Man by Kathleen Daly)

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Tweet: AWESOME: Captain Justice, Defender of the Realm, u…

7:53 pm, 10th November 2013

AWESOME: Captain Justice, Defender of the Realm, urges dismissal of particularly absurd Tenn state prosecutor motion. abajournal.com/mobile/article…

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Tweet: whoohoo, #BechdelTest implemented as film rating i…

6:44 pm, 7th November 2013

whoohoo, #BechdelTest implemented as film rating in #Sweden. Damn, Sweden really is awesome.

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Tweet: Getting excited about Chris Hansen / ACLU coming t…

7:34 pm, 4th November 2013

Getting excited about Chris Hansen / ACLU coming to campus to discuss Myriad Genetics case. November 13, 7pm! #UMass #AmherstMA

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Tweet: Listening to walk on the wild side with my 5yo. Sh…

6:26 pm, 28th October 2013

Listening to walk on the wild side with my 5yo. She was pleased to see the giant Warhol banana.

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Tweet: Going to listen to a little VU tonight in commemor…

3:10 pm, 28th October 2013

Going to listen to a little VU tonight in commemoration. #LouReedRIP

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Tweet: Personally I’m really happy major news is govt web…

12:28 pm, 28th October 2013

Personally I’m really happy major news is govt website problems and not, you know, war, or shutdown of all services.

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Tweet: http://t.co/nlwaVevJKV “The Ocean Is Broken” – can…

9:05 pm, 21st October 2013

theherald.com.au/story/1848433/… “The Ocean Is Broken” – can this be true?

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Tweet: http://t.co/uzZhQH4CJQ Again, family court demonst…

10:13 am, 18th October 2013

salon.com/2013/10/18/the… Again, family court demonstrates unfamiliarity w/ constitutional principles. Does her abortion violate her faith? wtf

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Tweet: http://t.co/E7KoX4dSYy Another gem from Linda Gree…

9:35 am, 17th October 2013

nytimes.com/2013/10/17/opi… Another gem from Linda Greenhouse. If only twitter had a “heart” symbol I could use whenever I link to her pieces!

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Tweet: reading #xkcd 1269 again. it’s still really funny…

12:49 am, 15th October 2013

reading #xkcd 1269 again. it’s still really funny. xkcd.com/1269/ @xkcd

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Tweet: I just backed Nelvana of the Northern Lights: Cana…

5:48 pm, 10th October 2013

I just backed Nelvana of the Northern Lights: Canada’s First Superheroine on @kickstarter kck.st/1hi2DmC

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Tweet: slogging thru 17 USC 114 — what an abomination. #…

11:35 am, 10th October 2013

slogging thru 17 USC 114 — what an abomination. #copyright

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Tweet: Based on this http://t.co/n7yldpdxOj — and the 2…

10:36 pm, 5th October 2013

Based on this wildlifeeviction.com/index.php?opti… — and the 2 dead mice our cats have recently produced — I have concluded we have mice. Dammit.

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Tweet: wtf with homeopathic remedies being sold as “clini…

7:39 am, 5th October 2013

wtf with homeopathic remedies being sold as “clinically tested”? deceptive and a fraud on the public. @WholeFoods hadley MA promoting fakery

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