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Charlottesville

You can’t trust anyone When you don’t trust yourself, And who with a heart Believes his own innocence? My brothers rage Throughout the streets, Burning their vile anger On torches of bigotry My allies huddle around Our father of freedom, … Continue reading

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The Pain Behind Pride

Pride is an annual highlight of most queers’ calendars, but the Orlando shooting was a grim reminder of why this celebration is so important to the LGBTQ+ community. Continue reading

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Love and Physics

It’s February 14th. Yuck. Normally, I rally every possible inch of ire against this onslaught of monetized cardioid hogwash. But this year is different. This year I’m embracing the sappiness. This year, I’m celebrating my one and only, the light … Continue reading

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Breakfast Physics: Hash Browns and Higgs Bosons

I woke up hungover and needed aspirin, coffee, and greasy food. There were potatoes in the cabinet, so a hash brown was in order. I ground up the spuds, drenched them in olive oil, and lit the stove’s burner. The … Continue reading

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Reflections on Pride 2015

Today I marched in Portland’s Pride Parade as a member of Bi Brigade. It was my first time marching and certainly won’t be the last! For once, I wasn’t just open about my orientation; I was proclaiming it from the … Continue reading

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On Dementia and Death

Mommom died today. Or maybe it was ten years ago. In either case, today’s event feels more cathartic than sorrowful. Alzheimer’s began to rot my grandmother’s brain when I was a kid. I have no concrete memories of her before … Continue reading

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Ocarina of Mind

“Is Ahab, Ahab? Is it I, God, or who, that lifts this arm?” -Herman Melville     I. Mind and Brain     Ahab’s conundrum has echoed through human culture since the dawn of consciousness. Every single one of us … Continue reading

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