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Currently Beating Cell Phones into Submission by day, geoblogging by night. I write for the Scientific American Blog Network and am a proud part of FreethoughtBlogs.
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Science Blogger, SF Writer, Compleat Geology Addict, and Owner of Homicidal Felid.
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I finished NaNoWriMo one year. Never bloody again.
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This is one of the worst chapters in Escape. Considering how much abuse we've seen already, and how bad it gets later on, that's saying something. Needless to say: Content Notice for severe child p...
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Sometimes, she wakes from a nap and just stares at me for a time. I like to think it's because she's thinking how awesome her mummy is, but she's probably just wondering if it's worth the effort to get up and beg for tuna.
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I read that Look as, basically, "You are in grave danger of being inadequate in your attentions to me. I feel certain you can use your creativity to arrive at some means by which to promptly amend this possibly terminal oversight."
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Completely knackered.

She was snoring for a good stretch. Snoring kitties are cute.
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All kitties are cute.
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This line from a scientific paper made me lol.
So, you know those disaster movies where volcanoes explode like St. Helens but also spew fountains of really runny lava like Kilauea on laxatives? I have really bad news for them, courtesy of Edwar...
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I got to spend a little bit of time exploring The Big Island, but I wasn't able to make it to Kilauea or the major lava flows. The texture of the older flows and the climate differences really do make for some surreal landscapes. 
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Stop what you’re doing and read this now. Right now. Especially those of you who want everyone to shut up about Josh Duggar.
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Very nice
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I was holding a treat, trying to get her to open her mouth so I could look at her teeth, and she started drooling so hard. You can see where she dribbled on her paw.
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Pavlovian kitty
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You may have seen the stories about Bangladeshi bloggers hacked to death by Islamist assholes for being open about unbelief. You’ve surely heard of Raif Badawi, who is being more harshly punished for his freethought writings than another man is for raping a child. If you’re like me, you’ve watched, helplessly, as people die and there’s so very little we can do to stop it.

Now we have a chance to act.
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It's good that we're talking about this. Some of you may be sick to death of it by now, and I don't blame you, but we need to talk about it. Sexual abuse survivors need us talking. Children sufferi...
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My incredibly spoiled old cat went nuts when I grabbed some Laughing Cow cheese for lunch. I ended up having to give her a wedge. Good thing she's not lactose intolerant...

Basically, anything she begs for, she gets. She didn’t even used to like most human food, but now she'll eat bits here and there. She's so damn old and picky that I'm just thrilled whenever she expresses interest in something. I do make her eat some cat food before she gets the decadent stuff, but when a cat gets this ancient and skinny, you don’t focus on balanced diets so much as calories.

I do hope that dude who freaked out over her plump little belly years ago is still tuning in. She survived just fine with it! And now she's lost it on her own. I'd give a lot to have that pudgy kitty belly back.

But it's all good for now. I can't believe we've made it past 21. After her downturn over the winter, she's doing pretty well. She's more active, and with the warmer weather, she doesn't need me for warms quite as much. It's cold and rainy today, though, so I got snuggles for a bit. Nothing better than snuggly kittehs helping you get your reading done!
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Well, she has earned the right to be a grumpy old lady.
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So, TLC, it's time for a little real talk. Sit down. Shut up. Listen. I know you're scrambling for ways to save your cash cow. You think sacrificing Josh Duggar will be enough. You think since Ma a...
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Reading books like Escape makes me realize how sheltered I was. I wasn't taught to fear strangers. I wasn't in an environment where abuse was rife and women forced into loveless marriages, all stam...
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This is how I feel about Exodus. The last 6 chapters are brutally boring. It's a bunch of arts and crafts related in excruciating detail. Takeaway: God is a materialistic asshole who will kill you for wearing the wrong underwear. Also, a perfectionist control freak who had nothing better to do than micromanage a bunch of unhappy nomads, and make them haul around a ton of useless crap. You ever wonder why it took Israelites 40 years to make a few weeks' trip, it's cuz God had them making a ton of intricate shit for him, then offering complicated sacrifices twice or more per day. The arts n crafts alone must've taken a good 38 years, cuz God only let two people work on it.

I have no idea how I'll make the next Really Terrible Bible Stories end with a bang, not a deflating balloon noise. This is bloody ridiculous.

Ima go back to Mount St. Helens now. At least it had the courtesy to explode at the end. This, btw, is why I always have multiple irons in the fire. It's so that I don't give in to the temptation to stab my brain out with my pen.

Painting is "Moses Destroys the Tables of the Ten Commandments," c. 1896-1902, by James Jacques Joseph Tissot
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When I was a younster, this was rendered as "the Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years"... I took away the sense that God wanted them in the desert until he was satisfied.
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