Thus Spake Zuska

Welcome to Thus Spake Zuska

If you are a long-time reader, thanks for following me here.

New folks can look up all the prior good stuff here. Information available under the “About” tab may help orient you in the Zuskasphere.


You should note straight off that this is not a blog about hearts and flowers and kittens and happy thoughts (the beautiful picture of my Globemaster Allium to the left notwithstanding). I often write about things that are so unbelievably atrocious and disgusting, you’ll feel like horking up your breakfast. Thus, I do not recommend reading Thus Spake Zuska while eating, except for those with the strongest of stomachs. I cannot be held responsible for damage to keyboards, laptops, or any other electronic device should you choose to ignore this warning.

Other Things to Keep In Mind

Periodically there will be long gaps between posts, sometimes lasting a week or more. This is because I suffer from chronic disabling migraines. I don’t know if I am the first disabled scientist/engineer blogging here at Sb; if not, hello to my comrades, whoever you are! If I am the first, I look forward to others joining me someday. All you currently able-bodied folks should remember: able-bodiedness is only a temporary stage in life. Sooner or later, if we don’t die first, we all end up disabled in some manner.

In my next posts, I’ll be picking up a few loose threads from the old blog site, including:

  1. A response I received from Rollins President Lewis Duncan in regard to my post on his apparent endorsement of pragmatism (meaning $$$) over concern for sex discrimination;
  2. My response to his response;
  3. And a long-overdue response to a young woman who commented on one of my posts on the ludicrous Screen Goddess IT calendar.

Thus Spake Zuska is not for the faint of heart. It is, however, for anyone who believes that you shouldn’t have to possess white skin and a penis to obtain a passport to Science-and-Engineering Land.


  1. #1 a feminist
    September 12, 2006

    I don’t normally comment here since you don’t need another flag-waver in most posts, but just wanted to say that I love the new look. Very clean 🙂

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