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some stuff i've written about internet

Disconnect

We didn’t have internet in our house until I was in high school. I have no idea how we learned stuff, or where our music came from, or how we knew how to cook vegan butternut squash soup. Paper, I…

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Viral Blog Post

Last year I wrote a blog post that went viral. It was a thrilling, scary, exhausting, fun experience. A few paragraphs that had started as a Facebook comment quickly flew around the world. My blog post was reprinted in the…

Confessions of a Religious Asshole

Yesterday I got one of those comments on my blog. You know, one of the ones where horror turns to unintentional hilarity and then disbelief. One of those comments so bizarrely WRONG that you don’t know quite how to respond…

Riot

When We Criticize One Another

We love to argue. With a thousand words and sarcastic asides and 140 characters slung around like projectiles in the air, we draw battle lines and come to blows. When I made up my unofficial resolutions at the start of…