Category Archives: Pontificating and Ranting

Singing Classical Music and Being a Hardass Atheist

I am an atheist. The hardass kind. I also love to sing. And a lot of vocal, and especially choral, music is religious in nature.
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Natural Remedies from the Grocery Store

Being a curmudgeon, the first thing I wonder when I see a Health Food Store is, where the hell is the food? I haven’t gone into one of these places in years, because the woo-vibrations might interact with my critical … Continue reading

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An Interesting Experiment which I Shall Not Attempt to Replicate

DIY science is not only a time-honoured tradition, it can also be a lot of fun. Anne Corwin, of Felines are Wonderful recently read about an experiment testing feline intelligence that concluded cats are pretty dumb. Anne actually paid the … Continue reading

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So what should Israeli Jews do?

On the one hand, what Helen Thomas said was (understatement warning!) Not OK. Telling people to go back where they came from is all kinds of wrong. Telling people to go back to places that once had a program in … Continue reading

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Lesbian moms are good for kids – maybe better than just one straight one

h/t Maude of Shakesville Kids of lesbian moms are well-adjusted and have fewer behaviour problems than their peers. A nearly 25-year study concluded that children raised in lesbian households were psychologically well-adjusted and had fewer behavioral problems than their peers. … Continue reading

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Stalkeriffic douche-nozzle gets girl: so, so, so not new

So at my voice lessons I’m finally learning a new song.¬† It’s in the Alfred book of 26 Italian Arias, and if you’re learning to sing Western Art Music, it’s pretty much guaranteed you’ll sing from this book at some … Continue reading

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Still more reproductive coercion

Via Know More Say More, the Guttmacher Institute has released a study, to be published in an upcoming issue of Social Science and Medicine, documenting the link between men’s abuse of their female intimate partners, and reproductive coercion. The Guttmacher … Continue reading

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