On I Was Wrong About the Grateful Dead

Or, you just changed your mind.

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 12:29 pm 0

On Ask a Psychic

@CaitlinRenee Mary Roach has a really great bit in Spook about how people with actual grants to study these things objectively test psychics, and the first thing is, the readings have to be blind, where the reader can't see any reaction from the subject, and you have to offer the test subjects transcripts of multiple readings, some of which are not theirs. Then the readers pick the ones that seem on the mark to them, and that's how you grade them. And, they fail. When they can't adjust their reading according to the reader's reaction many psychics refuse to participate. The ones who will don't do any better than random selections.

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 5:50 pm 3

On Happy Birthday, W.H. Auden

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 5:53 pm 0

On Talking to Lauren Oliver and Lexa Hillyer, "Story Architects" for Young Adult Literature

@Erryoudite And that goes double for all you script doctors out there. And social engineers.

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 11:13 am 0

On My Special Friend

Marry that phone!

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm 1

On Lucy's Conquests

You. All of you. Go and read The New Yorkers by Cathleen Schine. Then read the rest of her books.

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 4:11 pm 0

On "What Could We Have Been If We Hadn't Put All That Energy Into Being Hidden?"

Oh my god the weeping.

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 4:13 pm 2

On Interview with Dr. Susan Robinson, One of the Last Four Doctors in America to Openly Provide Third-Trimester Abortions

This needs to be in the New York Times.

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm 19

On Nice to Meet You, Internet

And I'm into three day eventing, relational databases, and baking.

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 2:02 pm 1

On Nice to Meet You, Internet

Man Learns Women Not All One Woman

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 1:58 pm 62