Never say Tumblr Never Taught you Anything

This is a really cool link on Gynandromorphs using butterflies: http://www.daltonstate.edu/galeps/Gynandromorphs.htm Some other pictures here: http://io9.com/5810962/bilateral-gynandromorphism-a-fancy-way-of-saying-youre-literally-half-male-and-half-female I had no idea this was even a thing. SCIENCE! Oh, and the post title is because I originally found the links in my tumblr feed.

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Integrity

I was not a Boy Scout growing up. But some of my friends and cousins were, and I know the insane amount of work that goes into becoming an Eagle Scout, and the absolute amount of well-earned pride that goes along with it. So, I understand how heart-wrenching it must be for these men to give up their badges in protest of the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy. There are several letters in the above link, and more here: http://eaglebadges.tumblr.com/ But what struck me most was the ages of the men in the letters. Many of the examples in the article state that the Eagle Scout rank was attained in the 60s or 70s. These are not men of my generation. They are men of my parent’s generation, raised in a time when it was not okay to be openly gay, and when...

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The Joys of Renting

Well, I’m all moved and safe and sound in the Pacific Northwest. Unfortunately, I apparently packed some of the California Summer in the truck, and it escaped when we unloaded. And up here, the apartments don’t come with air conditioners. Today is supposed to be the last really hot day for a while. I’m settling in, the cat has settled in, and I’m trying to finish up my obligations for my current job and get everything squared away before school starts in September. Today I got the deposit return back from the place I’d been living in, to find out that they’d stiffed me $225. So, I spent my afternoon compiling documentation about how much I’d actually paid vs how much rent was actually owed to get the actual deposit amount....

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