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Day: March 19, 2017

What would a conversation between planets of our solar system be like?

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Originally asked as: What would a conversation between heavenly bodies be like? Downtown at Brazzers HQ: —Hey stranger! Woah! Nice sixpack, dude! —Yeah, gotta work out when I can. Hey, you’ve healed up nice! —Yeah, you like? I went with the single Ds. Better match for my frame. —Awesome. So. Standard set of positions in […]

How do you know that you are doing your job well? I’m looking for specific examples.

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Interesting. I’ve been in a series of jobs and/or avocations where it is very hard to know, because there haven’t been straightforward quantitative metrics. A lot of what I’ve been doing has been government sponsored culture change (promoting IT interoperability), and that is slow. Writing policy papers: well, I dunno, I write the papers, the […]

How do I write sonnets?

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Read about the sonnet: Sonnet – Wikipedia Read lots of sonnets. Get comfortable with writing in metre. Start with blank verse. Get a rhyming dictionary. Pick a sonnet scheme. The sonnet scheme determines the structure of the argument you’re going to be making in the sonnet. In the Italian sonnet (the Petrarchan), the octet (first […]

For you, what are femininity and masculinity?

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For me, the words are very meaningful, and I do care if a person is feminine or masculine. But then, noone would confuse me with anyone who’s answered the opposite. I am also very much aware of the contingency and cultural specificity of femininity and masculinity as constructs. I am aware that there are plenty […]

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