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“I have told my story, and thousands of people have heard me,” Pao said in a statement outside the courtroom. “If I’ve helped to level the playing field for women and minorities in venture capital, then the battle was worth it.”
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Whenever I'm writing something, I have a hard time putting words down until I've sat with the information long enough that I can feel the shape of the piece in my head. By which I mean: how it's going to start, and generally how the information is going to flow from that starting point. Sometimes (particularly on daily deadlines), I don't get a lot of time for this process to happen, but it always happens, and it's one of my favorite things about writing.
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Paul Grewal, a San Jose federal magistrate, has becomes the region's first federal judge with a public Twitter account, rare for judges around the country, who tend to shun social media.
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New findings about the neurodiversity of #autism ...

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Each autistics' brain is distinct; non-autistics' brains are remarkably uniform.
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Some reflections, and also an explanation of why I haven't been blogging here lately.
Sometime over the holidays, I dreamed that I started blogging here regularly again, but focusing only on music. In a way, it makes a kind of sense; I'm not a gamer or an occultist, but I do love, l...
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Y Combinator president Sam Altman just sent out a series of tweets on the Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins case that I think are well stated and relevant: 

1) journalists have started asking me what i think about the ellen pao trial. i want to say this before the ruling comes down from the jury:

2) i'm going to refrain from making specific comments about this case because ellen reports to me and i haven't been in the courtroom

3) that said, whatever this jury decides/whatever happens in this specific case, i believe that sexism in tech is a real problem

4) a lot of it subtle/unconscious, and of course there are incompetent women just like there are incompetent men

5) but no one should take one particular case as proof that there is or isn't a problem with sexism in tech

6) instead, i encourage you to listen to women you know that work in tech and form your own impression.  i've formed mine.

7) beyond this, i have no further comment on the case.
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When I began thinking about writing this piece, I decided I’d better actually watch “Frozen.” There was a chance, after all, that Disney had finally made a girl-positive story that truly broke free of the company formula. As I watched it, though, I was disappointed by Disney’s continued suggestion that impossibly gorgeous, slender princesses as the only girls whose stories are worth telling. It’s true that both main characters have legitimate flaws, and that Elsa’s uncontrollable, hurtful powers are tamed by the love of a sister, rather than a hunky prince charming. However, Anna, the film’s Gerda, accomplishes this “rescue” with the help of a variety of male characters, one of whom becomes her love interest by the end of the film. Why were the female helpmates of “The Snow Queen” turned into men? I fail to see how this is preferable to — or more feminist than — Andersen’s story.
Sometimes it feels like my daughter is the only girl in America who hasn’t seen “Frozen.” But it doesn’t matter: among t…
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New findings from Jon Krakauer, author of "Into The Wild": "Clausen, I realized, was right: I couldn’t be absolutely certain that the seeds were toxic until I did additional, more sophisticated analysis, and published the results in a reputable peer-reviewed journal. So I embarked on another round of testing."
The last postcard Chris McCandless sent to his friend Wayne Westerberg. McCandless died four months later. Credit Courtesy Jon Krakauer
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I've had this happen occasionally and randomly my while life. Neat to see it getting some attention.
YouTubers figured out how to trigger a mysterious new human experience called ASMR — with whispers, tapping and role play.
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When someone whispers in my right ear, my back tingles. Looked it up, apparently this is ASMR.
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After finishing Tolkien's version of Beowulf, I started his Sellic Spell last night, an effort to tell the fable behind Beowulf. It's surprisingly breezy in comparison, and almost has more in common with Winnie The Pooh than Anglo-Saxon epic poetry, down to the hero Beewolf, who was raised by bears and loves honey. It's also tough not to be charmed by his friends Handshoe and Unfriend (yes, really) and the monster, Grinder. I'm already picturing a retelling involving Pooh bear and the gay dating/hookup app. #beowulf #tolkien
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  • Law360.com
    courts reporter, 2012 - present
  • San Francisco Examiner
    reporter, 2006 - 2009
  • San Mateo Daily News
    reporter, 2005 - 2006
  • San Rafael/Terra Linda News Pointer
    editor, 1998 - 2005
  • San Francisco Chronicle
    music critic, 1996 - 1999
  • Addicted to Noise
    associate editor, 1996 - 1999
  • Daily Californian
    copy editor, 1994 - 1996
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Journalist, author, blogger, poet, mom (the order depends on the day).
Introduction
I'm a journalist and writer whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Mother Jones, Wired, Ars Technica, USA Today, the San Francisco Chronicle, the SF Weekly, the San Francisco Examiner, PopMatters, Addicted to Noise and others. 

I'm also the author of several books, including "The Columbine Effect, "Sacred Sonoma," "Read the Music," and "Beloved" (no, not the Toni Morrison one). I blog at http://backwardmessages.wordpress.com, maintain Sumerland.net and contribute to Undented.com.
Education
  • University of California at Berkeley
    Sociology, 1994 - 1994
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
    Journalism, 1991 - 1994
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