Thus Spake Zuska

Archives for February, 2009

Very often in my life I find myself in the situation my dad used to describe as “a day late and a dollar short”. So it is once more. This past month I have allowed preoccupation with a number of issues, some familiar some not, to get squarely in the way of blogging. And out…

I love Ursula K. le Guin’s the Earthsea series, and recently finished reading the final novel, The Other Wind. Those who are familiar with the Earthsea books will know that among other topics, le Guin explores traditional gender roles, their change, and men’s disparagement of women’s power. Towards the end of The Other Wind, one…

The Alias Game

Spawned by Alice over at Sciencewomen, who dragged it here from Facebook. Because I needed something silly and lighthearted to think about.

Race and Biomedical Research: Two New Books

I found out about both of these courtesy of the Chronicle Review Note Bene/New Books in Print feature. Both look extremely interesting.

Scrubbing the Kitchen Floor

Whenever I go back home to see my mom, I usually spend some time visiting with her cousin D., who lives in the house across the street from my mother’s house. D. has spent a good many years taking care of his elderly mother, my great-aunt. I have known D. all my life. As a…

Dang, That Makes Me Mad

I love being part of ScienceBlogs. I’ve gotten to meet a lot of my Sciblings in person by now and have generally found them to be wonderful people. Readers, I like them! Except. I really don’t like the trash one of my Sciblings has been flinging around lately. Sooooo not cool. Details over at Isis’s…

In my last post, I wrote Me, personally, I’d like to see a lot more chicks in touch with their Inner Pissed-Off Woman, spouting off, making people uncomfortable. It’s good for all of us. I received an email in response from Anonymous Reader: I…liked [your] post about sometimes you just have to show your anger.…

Sometimes You Just Need To Be Angry

Here’s the story: Samia was hacked off about something. I know I recommended white science bloggers link to other bloggers in a show of link-lovin, but some of the stuff I see just seems tokenizing/LOOK AT ME I’M OPENMINDED! Ew. Fuck a bunch of wannabes. This kinda got Isis hacked off. What the fuck??? No,…

Pappap’s Pick-Axe

It was snowing again last night as I drove back from the assisted living home to the house my mother was born in, and it was cold – very cold. It was supposed to get down to around 10° F, with windchills as low as -5 to -15. My route took me past the bathhouse…

New Film About Montreal Massacre

The Chronicle News Blog has an item today on a new film about the Montreal Massacre, Polytechnique. I don’t have time to do much else than tell you about it. Go read what the News Blog has to say about it. Try to ignore the inevitable ensuing pro-con gun control discussion in the comments.