Month: August 2020

Take the Easyway out of smoking!

The cover for the book Allen Carr's Easyway To Quit Smoking Without Willpower.

I did not want to make this announcement until I was absolutely sure I’d stick with the decision, so that nobody would be disappointed in me if I failed, but here goes. I hope nobody thinks I’m bragging, I’m just happy to have good news for a change. The effect that Ehlers-Danlos syndrome has on […]

The inauthentic college experience

A sunset by Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin, where the shadow of a woman dances on a dock.

A friend of mine recently brought up the point that it’s unfair to suspend/expel students for throwing house parties. This is because college administrators have made it pretty clear that they likewise don’t care if faculty/staff die–UT-Austin, anyone?–and that they’re ultimately responsible for luring 18-to-25-year-olds back to campus for the “real” college experience. Piggybacking off […]