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

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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

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

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

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

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

Friday, November 15th, 2013

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

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

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

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

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

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

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

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

Sunday, November 10th, 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)

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

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

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

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

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

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

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

Monday, November 4th, 2013

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

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

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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

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

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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

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

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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

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

Monday, October 21st, 2013

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

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

Friday, October 18th, 2013

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

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

Thursday, October 17th, 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!

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

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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

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

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

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

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

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

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

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

Saturday, October 5th, 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.

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

Saturday, October 5th, 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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