yoga teacher, writer, ex-theater geek / science nerd, living in berlin

On Won't You Save These Homeless Long Words? Send Help Now, Some Stories Are Going Unread!

Or 2.50 a month, I think? But either way, really; I know it's Monday.

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 11:00 am 0

On Every Teen Should Have Their Phone Taken Away RIGHT NOW, SERIOUSLY, NOW

Wow. That article might legitimately be The Worst Thing Ever. And now I need to move to an island with no internet access.

Team Jenna, though :(

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm 0

On Which Book Published Today Should You Buy?


Posted on August 7, 2013 at 3:49 am 0

On Yeah, Right, "A Sidewalk Description"


Posted on August 5, 2013 at 12:39 pm 0

On The Republican Party's Rape Problem

Well, I thought it was funny... but then I am old, and have been reading The Awl a long time, and know the Guest Op Eds are parody pieces? ...slinks off

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 10:54 am 0

On 'Stranger In A Strange Land': Can You Grok That?

Nicole! I love you! But Philip K Dick is a terrible writer!

I mean that very literally. Excellent, wonderful, amazing ideas. Bad, painfully, cringingly bad, prose.

I would submit that Heinlein was totally more libertarian than fascist, although he was definitely a massive elitist and believed most people were just not smart enough to run their lives properly, which certainly does smack of fascism. I think Time Enough for Love is his real treatise on this...

Also, while there is plenty of sexism in the books and a certain amount of Mary Sue-ing, because hello, Gwen / Hazel in The Cat Who Walks Through Walls and Deety in The Number of the Beast are pretty much impossible, actually a lot of the men are equally impossible, and in general I think the sexism is being expressed by the *characters* and not the *author*... that generally he does seem to love and respect his (ridiculously impossible) women. A lot of people have said his wife was insanely kick-ass, super egalitarian and the inspiration for most of his female characters.

(And now, having outed myself as a huge Heinlen geek, farewell)

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 6:16 am 0

On What if Obama Does a Full-Reverse on Gay Marriage Today?

Would I be a naive jackass if I said maybe, juuuust maybe, he might actually come out and be the smart nerdy ex-con-law professor guy who points out that it doesn't matter a fuck what his personal religious beliefs are, because WE ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE A SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE IN THIS COUNTRY, and that means we shouldn't be legislating religious decisions? I mean the fact that we are so balled up in whether he personally, religiously, godly believes in it or not being, theoretically I mean, totally irrelevant?

Hahahaha I would, right? Yeah, I thought so. #livesingermany

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 11:06 am 0

On Top Eleven Dumb Songs to Sing to Cats


Posted on November 30, 2011 at 5:03 pm 1

On The Stacey Q Gap

@melis I need you, Melis!

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:10 am 0

On The Stacey Q Gap

I feel the need to clarify that the molecular physics was later, years after Stacey Q took up her cursed brain cells. I'm not THAT old.

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:09 am 0