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Essays and Writing of a More Serious Bent
Sometimes, I decide I want to change the world (or talk about it a lot)…

Various published and unpublished articles that I've written. If you wish to reproduce these anyplace, please feel free; all that I ask is that you give credit and a link—and let me know!

A report of the Thursday pre-con setup day before Penguicon 2012. The first of what is likely to be four reports (get it, one per day…see what I did there?)

Two weeks ago, I found myself shaking with outrage at the treatment a handful of peacefully assembling students received at the hands of a bunch of police. Basically, I was naïve and did exactly what the media was trying to persuade me to do; mindlessly bleat. New video evidence suggests that I might not have been

The why's and how's of my blournal's transition to a comment-free place.
I introduce a new argument-bingo board and discuss the misuse of privilege in the newest Internet argument.
A brief explanation regarding my resignation as head of marketing for Chicon 7 (the 2012 WorldCon).
A list of the panels I'll be participating in at Capricon 31 in February of 2011.
An open response to people who pat themselves on the back for not owning televisions, radios, or other conveyances of pop culture.
A report of my experiences at WindyCon 37.
Documentation of a little experiment, of sorts, in which I grow my hair out for 365 straight days.
A little rant about immigration, racism, and jingoism as inspired by a response to Elizabeth Moon's racist screed.
My take on how Conclave 2010 went, how the Dorsai Irregulars did an amazing about face, and my thoughts on how to repair a dying convention.
My summer plans for 2010: what's happening, what's hip, and what I made time for.
Some notes about Penguicon 2010. It is sort of like an actual review, if you had no idea what an actual review looked like.
My response to someone those who feel the need to abuse people who give of themselves for free
The launch of a project to stop sexual harassment at local conventions.
Reminiscing about this last year with nary a mention of it as the close to a decade. Aside from the one I just did there, that is.
I dissect a sexist remark made by a feminist I respect (then I wait to get attacked for my insolence by her fans...)
Musings on life after seven years free from drugs and alcohol.
Part 4 in a series in which I dissect the not-particularly-charity-like activity of local charity Gamers Outreach Foundation. See also parts 1, 2, and 3
Part 3 in a series in which I dissect the not-particularly-charity-like activity of local charity Gamers Outreach Foundation. See also parts 1, 2, and 4
Part 2 in a series in which I dissect the not-particularly-charity-like activity of local charity Gamers Outreach Foundation. See also parts 1, 3, and 4
I dissect the not-particularly-charity-like activity of local charity Gamers Outreach Foundation. See also parts 2, 3, and 4
Some thoughts on my place in the universe, and other mewling navel gazing.
My review of 2008 in numbers, blog posts, and general sarcasm. I wouldn't do it any other way!
My mildly mushy movie review of "Zack and Miri Make a Porno"
Review of the October/November 2008 double issue of the magazine.
On the anniversary of September 11th, how are we doing as a nation?
About the ways feminists employ slut shaming to further their own goals, sometimes.
A response to a severely misguided sexist manifesto in which I felt the need to defend feminism.
My thoughts on War-Line's practice of posting photographs of porn store customers on its website.
A brief review of Verses' show at the Coffee Exchange on Oct 26th.
A response to Jessica Valenti's article in The Guardian "Chastity is Chic".
Some thoughts related to addiction prompted by an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.