The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

There’s nothing more annoying to me than someone who is intentionally ignorant or oblivious. Especially when that person thinks it’s amusing or charming. You were given a brain. Use it. At this particular time in our nation’s history, as the bumper sticker says, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” Yeah, I know. Outrage …

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As an abysmally underinsured American, for the past decade I’ve been acutely aware of the passage of time. Every day that went by felt like it was one day closer to whatever catastrophic health problem was going to take me down. The company I work for thought it was decent and fair to provide its …

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Sneaky Memes

The View from a Drawbridge

/meem/ n. [coined by analogy with `gene’, by Richard Dawkins] An idea considered as a replicator, esp. with the connotation that memes parasitize people into propagating them much as viruses do. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/meme I’d never even heard the term meme until I got a Facebook account, but they certainly are like parasites. More and more I’ve …

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