Day 162: Yes, I really am talking to my computer, or writing a blog post with speech recognition software

I can manually type. Compared to most peoples typing speed is terribly slow and painstaking, though it has gotten much faster since I was in elementary school. Shortly before I went to college I was introduced to a program which has been of immense help to me and immense confusion to others. Dragon NaturallySpeaking is... Continue Reading →

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Day 161: Sally Ride is dead too, did you know?

Neil Armstrong died this week. It was mentioned in news and repeated in a myriad of status updates on Facebook. While reading something totally unrelated on one of my blog sites I discovered that Sally Ride, first woman in space had died at the age of 61 from pancreatic cancer… Last month. In addition to... Continue Reading →

I am neither Jewish or Christan but I find this piece of slang annoying/y over used

Day159: A Rare Glilmpse of Pride

I don't like sports much. I also usually don't have much pride in my hometown. There are however exceptions to every situation. The Goodlettsville All Stars, our local Little League team are as of this post 3-3 in the Little League World Series  Of all the kids who play every year only 11 teams get... Continue Reading →

Even a one night thing can have repercussions folks

A Girl Named Clay

Weep for humanity that this all still needs to be said.

1.) I’m Kinky. You’re Kinky.And That’s Not The End of The story.
Assuming unspoken consent and cohesiveness between our kinks is going to be like throwing two pissed-off fighting cocks in a circle and thinking there’s going to be a tea party – they’re the same species, after all.
So we gotta talk it out first, and see where our wants and needs intersect, and which areas to steer clear of. Otherwise, one of us is going to end up hog-tied upside-down and gagged, and not all together pleased about it.

2.) Consent is a Before-Hand Thing.
I ‘preciate you asking whilst or after the fact. But the sad fact of the matter is that, as far as we experience it, time is linear, and so unless you ask me if I want something BEFORE you actually dive…

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The US has A LOT of catching up to do.

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Just over a week ago I blogged about Royal Mail choosing to produce an individual stamp celebrating each gold-winning Olympian, and the fact that they were not extending this recognition to Paralympians, choosing instead to opt for cheaper, less glorified group shots. The post is here (if you pardon the pun). It had been a hot topic on Twitter that day, and continued to be all week, with many more high-profile and important people than me joining in the debate. (Including other bloggers: John Kingdon and Steve Allman posting on it)

The story was quickly picked up in the national UK press, and repeated internationally, including segments on Channel 4 News, and articles on the BBC website, as well as in the Guardian, Independent, Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman.

The great news is that today, Royal Mail announced a policy u-turn. It is the…

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