Monthly Archives: January 2013

Passing A Milestone

It occurs to me that the first anniversary of the start of my transition has just quietly passed-by without any comment on my part. I really don’t know what to say, to be honest, or indeed, even if anything really … Continue reading

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I Take It All Back

A few months ago, I laid-into my fellow physicists for their seeming inability to come-up with creative, evocative names for the things that they are discussing. Today I discovered that at least some of them must have been feeling the … Continue reading

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Decadence And Magical Thinking

There are times when it is perfectly reasonable to suggest that certain activities might result in the collapse of civilization. I would argue, for example, that this claim could be usefully applied to things like catastrophic global warming or nuclear … Continue reading

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What is this?

In my blogging career, I have written two posts which tend to attract alot traffic from search engines. The first, as you should know by now, is that one that I did last year on the subject of forced feminization … Continue reading

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The Culling of the Future

Every second is mass murder as vig’rously we kill all that which will never be in cause of that which will. [And this is why I sometimes find it so difficult to make life decisions.]

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I’m Going To Have a Heart Attack and Die From Not-Surprise

Last summer, the city of Vancouver started putting up a series of provocative posters in bars and taverns, whose purpose was to reduce the rate of sexual assault. Now, of course, when reading that, what you’re probably imagining is you’re … Continue reading

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My Surprising Experience With Auditing Courses

As you all know, I’m taking advantage of the relative scarcity of work for me to do in the lead-up to my thesis defense by auditing a number of undergraduate courses in subjects which I have always found interesting/necessary, but … Continue reading

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On The Loss of Privilege

My good friend is a PhD student in experimental particle physics. Up until a few months ago, he was participating in the SuperB collaboration, centrally based out of Italy. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing economic crisis in Europe, his project … Continue reading

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Pubic Lice and Happiness

My readers will be disturbed to learn that modern civilization, in its gluttonous consumerism, is intruding upon the natural habitat of yet another species of animal, endangering to the point of extinction. I am referring, of course, to the noble … Continue reading

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The Problem With Worrying

…Is that you can always find something new to worry about. Take myself for an example. Last week, it was New Year’s day, and it seemed to me that I spent the entirety of last year doing nothing at all; … Continue reading

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