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Regendered: Michelle Noer on the perils of marrying a “career boy” exists for stuff such as this: REgendered Gals: A word of advice. Marry pretty men or ugly ones. Short ones or tall ones. Blondes or brunettes. Just, whatever you do, don’t marry a man with a career. […] A recent study in Social Forces, a research journal, found that men–even those with a […]

Speaking of motivational posters….

There’s this, courtesy of Hal.

Jim Bell, Mars landscape photographer, blogs about having the coolest job in the world

Jim Bell is guest-blogging at the Planetary Society weblog this week. In this post, he describes his work as the person in charge of the rovers’s cameras. I have one of the coolest jobs in the world. Every morning when I come in to work, I start up my computer and download brand new pictures […]

I just started a new group on Flickr!

First Aid Kit, Windup Radio, Small Stove, Dried Food Originally uploaded by auntialias. I’ve been meaning to do this for awhile: Shoot fotos of your disaster kit, annotate them, put em online. Go and be inspired. Go and be embarrassed. But most of all, go and be motivated. Today I saw from Al that Dave […]

My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nouvelle–oops!!!

Shed a tear for pluto. (which may or may not be related to this quip about pluto I overheard at a JPL open house) Update: link fixed, and I’ll add this, heard on KPCC’s Patt Morrison’s show: Mean Very Evil Men Just Shortened Up Nature. (She interviews the astronomer at CalTech who discovered Xena. It’s […]

When “change from within” reveals the nature of the disease

File this under “Does democracy really work? No, I mean really really (and truly) work?” I’ve been following the Connecticut Senate race. Not posting; not much to add. Today is different. Read this excellent essay by Chris Bowers, who riffs off another essay to elaborate on the ways that Democratic party leadership are pushing back […]