Hello Friends! I’m headed to DC starting tomorrow, for a week. I’ll be downtown right next to the convention center and I’m looking for recommendations for places to eat within walking distance of my hotel! Any suggestions??
This post is inspired by this video going around:
What is it with old white british dudes dismissing childhood sexual abuse as nothing? First it was Richard Dawkins - and now Stephen Fry.
I sometimes ask myself why I argue for inclusion (women, LGBT, people who aren’t white, etc) on Kotaku (in this case, it’s a trans character in the new Baldur’s Gate expansion that is getting the game dragged through the mud).. but I do because occasionally this happens:
Spoilers for The 100 below.
Just in case anyone was under the impression that the Vatican had learned its lesson regarding child abuse..
In today’s article - I talk about an experience I had during Christmas dinner with some (very) extended family and their child who accused them of abuse:
Look what we made! It’s a skull with glowing shards of red lyrium (from Dragon Age) growing out of it! It’s kinda gruesome, so here is a kitten spacer..
I was invited on to a podcast to talk about an issue that’s dear to my heart - male bisexuality. I’m still coming to grips with actually talking out loud about it, so I apologize if I seem a little nervous.
Elections Canada has guidelines on what you need to do. Basically, show up with your ID - even if your picture doesn’t match or you have two pieces of ID with different gender markers.
For criticizing our dear Canadian leader. But I can’t help myself.
So, my partner and I are going on a road trip through the Canadian rockies at the end of August (culminating in PAX Prime in Seattle!). And we booked, what I think is going to be the single greatest experience on this trip. We’re going hiking on a glacier in Jasper National Park!! It’s going to be a 6 hour hike across…
A project I built got on to the Hack A Day website!
Something came up in therapy yesterday that left me kind of speechless. We got talking and at one point my therapist asked me what I would tell my childhood self to help get through the sexual and emotional abuse. And after a few minutes of thinking.. I said “nothing”.
It’s been a tough week for me - and I don’t think it’s going to get much better until after Sunday. Have something fluffy for a spacer!
A town in my province, in the 70s, decided to run a pilot program to give people under the poverty line a living wage. Not welfare or food stamps, just flat out give them money to bring their income up over the poverty line.
This is from a few days ago - but I wouldn’t be surprised if it contributed to the NDP victory:
Canada has a lot of issues - but I'm liking the direction it's going on religious freedom.
I can't say I saw this coming - given that the Canadian government pays for religious schooling (and in a lot of areas the only schools available are religious) - but I'm super happy that it did.