Category Archives: We Are This

Your Black Friend

In the course of my reading for the Woke As Fuck Club this year, I’ve picked up a few titles that are not really in the wheelhouse of the club. Ben Passmore’s brief and poignant Your Black Friend is a single-issue … Continue reading

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Eye Cups

One of the fans on the Kerberos forums brought up an interesting topic today: “What’s your favorite good luck charm?” As an archaeologist and anthropologist, this is an incredibly tough question. I find fetishes, amulets and apotropaic objects REALLY fascinating, … Continue reading

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Race Is A Construct

“Race is a construct.”   Yes, yes it is.   Race is a construct, like religion, gender, and national borders are constructs.   People will happily kill you over a construct. Show me a national border which is not defended … Continue reading

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Carrie Fisher, RIP

My current favorite picture of Carrie Fisher. She looks and feels so much like my mother in this picture that it makes my heart go squish. I honestly don’t know how to process her death. I think I first saw … Continue reading

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Fuck 2016

I have vastly different levels of reaction to various celebrity deaths. For me, the worst reactions this year were to the sudden deaths of crime writer Michelle McNamara (Patton Oswalt’s wife) and the actors Carrie Fischer and Anton Yelchin, both … Continue reading

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Woke As Fuck 2017

Here’s the short version of this post: I started a book club on Facebook. You’re welcome to join it and read along with us in 2017. Here’s the long version: The goal of the Woke As Fuck Book Club is … Continue reading

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Christmas Memories of Mister Bear

Mr. Bear walks into the room while I am putting on Christmas clothes for a Christmas party. MB: “I don’t think that Christmas movies are really trying.” ME: “In what sense?” MB: “I just searched through the Netflix Christmas movie … Continue reading

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We Are At War

Just a few words about the election and its inevitable aftermath. I will not speak about this subject extensively or often, as I am not a political writer, nor am I directly in the targeting reticle of America’s Happy Shiny … Continue reading

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The Evelyn Tables

    Found a brief article today which included rare photos of The Evelyn Tables, which are thought to be the earliest known anatomical preparations in Europe. Each table is a wooden board, large enough to be a bit greater than … Continue reading

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The Bones Tell All

Dug up an older article today which briefly describes some research which was done on Viking “warrior burials” in eastern England. Earlier gender attributions had assigned these individuals as “male” based on their grave goods, which often included a sword and/or knife. … Continue reading

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