Tag Archive for culture

Dragon*Con Post-Op

Holy. Frakkin. Wow. So, I attended, no, experienced my very first Dragon*Con. It was on a scale of something that I have never seen before. Tens of thousands of freaks and geeks, many in costume, descended upon downtown Atlanta to…

Purity in Religion?

Last week at the meeting of the Virginia Atheists and Agnostics, we had a fascinating talk by Chris Bell, titled “When are Tibetans not Buddhist?” Chris is working on a Ph.D in religious studies with a focus on, of course,…

More scary stuff…

If this doesn’t make you pissed off or raving mad, I don’t know what will. First, a terrorist attack on US soil, as blogged by PZ Myers. A mosque full with attendants for prayers was sprayed with a chemical irritant,…

Bow chika South Pole!

A friend sent me this story (thanks!) this morning for a good chuckle. Apparently, the last shipment to the South Pole Research Station includes a year-long supply of condoms for the scientists and staff that winter over at the base.…

Sunny California

I’ve been working at Berkeley for the past few days, and it’s been quite a nice, thought incredibly busy, time. On the way to the hotel from the airport, I thought about how every time I go to a new…