Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Dark Side of Jargon

A while ago, I did a series of posts on the uses and misuses of academic jargon; I established that all disciplines eventually develop hazes of impenetrable terminology, that some jargon came across as more authoritative than others, and, finally, … Continue reading

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Predictions for 2014

I haven’t been having a lot of luck with predictions recently, so I’ll try to keep this short and sweet this year Popular culture will come to the conclusion that gay people aren’t “sensational” enough anymore, and fill-in the void … Continue reading

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Predictions For 2013: How Did They Turn Out?

At the conclusion of last year, I made a number of predictions for events in 2013. Now, in the interests of accountability, it is time to compare this to what actually happened: The Higgs Boson will turn out to be … Continue reading

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Queer-Normativity

I identify as “queer” pretty much exclusively because I consider “asexual lesbian trans woman” to be too much of a mouthful. It is, for me, a purely descriptive identity, and one which gets hollered at me from time to time … Continue reading

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2013 Year-End Meme

1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before? Earned a Master’s Degree, lived in Europe, went on a series of terrifying rollercoasters and was decorated by the European Space Agency, figured-out, in broad terms, what I … Continue reading

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The Most Magical Time of the Year

It may surprise many of my readers to learn that I really, really love Christmas. I’m always the most eager participant in my family in decorating the tree, baking the cookies, and all related activities. This year, I’m saddened that … Continue reading

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A Hollow Country

Above is the first picture that appears on a Google image search for “Canada” that is not either a flag or a map. It depicts Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Alberta. I reprint it here because it illustrates a … Continue reading

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