Category Archives: history

Marriage Equality: Grow up, people.

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It baffles me that people are so weirded out about letting gays and lesbians get married. Their arguments are ridiculous and illogical. Today I saw a new one. If you want to let everyone get married, then brothers and sisters could marry each other. First of all, gross. Second of all, that’s a genetic time bomb waiting to go off…. Read more »

In space, no one can hear your frustration

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Did you know that there are missing moon rocks?  Seriously.  Yesterday I read this article in the Sacramento Bee about how some moon rocks from Apollo 11 mysteriously turned up in a storage room in Minnesota. My cousin said it best, “Well this is a little ridiculous. Who misplaces moon rocks?” Apparently, 11 other states can’t find their moon rocks… Read more »

Thankful: Technology

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Not many people can claim to have ancestors on both the Mayflower and the Santa Maria, but I can. Of course, so can my sister and her kids, but that’s besides the point. I know about these two things because of technology. I found the Mayflower ancestors through The Santa Maria ancestors I already knew about, but did some… Read more »

Just Vote!

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Regardless of your party affiliation, you should vote on Tuesday.  In the not too distant past, it was a struggle for people to vote in our own country.  A mere 9 years before I was born, the Voting Rights Act was passed.  It appalls me to think of the violence people met with just by exercising their constitutional rights.  I… Read more »

Not Quite a Movie Review: Argo

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Today I noticed a tweet by Wired that caught my eye: I had seen the trailers for this movie, but other than the fact that Ben Affleck was in it, I wasn’t really interested.  The government makes a fake movie to cover something up?  Sounds like Wag the Dog to me.  OK, they faked a war by using a movie… Read more »

Let’s try something different

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Eleven years ago, I remember a clear, warm evening in San Francisco. I was at the Cheesecake Factory with my best friend. I think we had just come back from a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate her birthday. It was my aunt’s birthday and I had forgotten to call her to wish her a Happy Birthday, but I knew… Read more »