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Jul 1
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Thanks for the feedback to my vent! This particular employer pays us adjunct profs the semester’s pay as four monthly pieces and then this June paycheck was going to be office hours. Sounds like payroll messed up and we’ll get the correct payment as a July payment. We’ll see if there is interest or whatever. Pretty Read more

Jul 1
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Audiobook: Maybe a third of the way into Gene Wolfe’s The Wizard. It’s a competent fantasy (-bordering-on-myth) two book series, it’s not bad, it’s maybe not the most exciting thing Wolfe ever wrote. Read more

Jun 29
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It’s a year later and no comment moderation happened on this article because G/O Media does not incentivize the staff to clean up the bad comments. It’s cool. I don’t blame the staff for not doing more work for less money. G/O Media’s management is terrible and they are treating these websites (and their staff) Read more

Jun 24
5

Audiobook: I’m getting close to the end of Gene Wolfe’s The Knight and will likely start its sequel (companion piece? second part?) The Wizard in the next few days. It’s alright; it hits on a lot of fantasy tropes and feels like an attempt to tell a well-written story in such a setting. Less intentionally challenging Read more

Jun 17
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I moved and I’ve been listening to books while unpacking and cooking and walking around so I’ve had more listening time than usual. Finished Gene Wolfe’s The Citadel of the Autarch. Followed that up with his The Urth of the New Sun (which got ... weird. The entire New Sun tetralogy is weird but the coda to it gets Read more

Jun 16
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It’s headache medicine, in the sense that I drink it and I get a slight headache. So in short it’s a good vodka to mix. As I said I’m enjoying it responsibly and will not purchase another bottle when my second (... oops) is empty.

Jun 15
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Motivated by its low price ($5 for 750 ml) I purchased more than one of these. So I’m slowly and responsibly draining these into my stomach.

Jun 13
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So they’re both separate loose adaptations of the same written source?

Jun 11
2

I am still listening to the fourth book in Gene Wolfe’s New Sun tetralogy, The Citadel of the Autarch. I have another hour and 17 minutes left in that so more Wolfe is queued up afterwards.
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Jun 5
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Thank you for writing about this important issue. My apologies about the less-than-optimal comments.

Jun 5
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Thank you for writing about this important issue. My apologies about the less-than-optimal comments.

Jun 5
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A lot of Americans have been misinformed into thinking that the country (particularly at its founding) is a very Christian country. This illusion helps no one but conservatives, and all the rest of us should do our best to point out that the separation of church and state has served Americans well for centuries.

Jun 5
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The people of Arkansas voted in the Senator who advocates for eating babies, and it’s up to the people of Arkansas to vote him out. Read more

Jun 3
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And in other election news, progressive Teresa Leger Fernandez beat former CIA officer Valerie Plame in a Democratic primary in New Mexico’s 3rd district. [New York Times] Read more

Jun 3
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Looking back on this article’s comments I see that I was in the wrong for asking why you were feeding trolls. My apologies on that, I very strongly misread that situation and if I could edit that comment I would.

Thanks for letting me know that you felt my comment regarding law enforcement agencies was insightful.