Nuclear Friday: 2053

The second half of the 20th century was a nuclear armed century. There were 2053 detonations of a wide variety of nuclear devices between 1945 and 2000. That’s a big number. Probably a bigger number than you thought. But it’s still just a number. How can you comprehend that number? Find the average, look at […]

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Sentenced to Hell

This has been a pretty terrible day. Someone has been sentenced to hell today, and it’s not me. I had to leave work early today because my mom called me from my dad’s pulmonologist’s office office saying that my dad was going into the hospital. He’s had a chronic lung condition for the last 50 years, […]

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Oklahoma Sexology

Recently on a Noted Scottish Blog we were discussing stories of our grandparents in the comments. I wrote a little bit about about my mother’s family during World War II in Oklahoma. That discussion got me thinking about another story from Oklahoma, a story about how people in that community thought about sexuality and gender. You […]

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Magic Potions

I was reminded yesterday that very intelligent people can come to believe that there are such things. I’m not nearly as bright as the person who reminded me of this, but I know a magic potion when I see one. I’m talking about puberty blockers, of course. The way a lot of people talk about them […]

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