Reckless Acts of Punctuation has MOVED!

Uh oh! Hi! If you’re looking for my old blog, Reckless Acts of Punctuation, it has moved, as of January 1, 2014. I am now writing reckless acts of punctuation at my new blog, TrulyTafakari.com. Join me over there for more discussion of the crazy collisions with life, race, and culture from an over-thinking nerd’sContinue reading “Reckless Acts of Punctuation has MOVED!”

Pretty Helps and Hurts: Examining Internet Beauty Bias

I hate the color pink. It is Pepto Bismol branding for girls and women, assigned to us before we were born. We are bred into choosing pink by virtue of the clothing put on us from infancy. Rebel that I am, my favorite color has long been the shade of blue most like the GulfContinue reading “Pretty Helps and Hurts: Examining Internet Beauty Bias”

Confession: I’m a Football Fan Who Doesn’t Like Athletes

Sometimes you have to own your ugly. This is mine. I am a fantasy football playing, college team cheering, NFL-loving chick who spends hours every weekend glued to the television watching men run up and down a field in tights. I bust celebration dances when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers manage to do the impossible andContinue reading “Confession: I’m a Football Fan Who Doesn’t Like Athletes”

5 Things I Learned From Failing NaNoWriMo

I never expected to fail National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) so spectacularly, but here we are, 21 days into November, and I have about 500 of 50,000 words written. Yes. The failure is that great. Sure, we have nine days left in the month; there’s still time! But no, it’s not happening, and I knowContinue reading “5 Things I Learned From Failing NaNoWriMo”

Michael Ealy’s Android Paints Black Men “Almost Human”

Data was the first android I ever loved. I am a Trekkie both by inheritance and by choice, so I grew up watching the humanoid robot’s struggle to define himself as not-human. So, androids are my people. Yesterday, I tuned into Fox’s new show, Almost Human, starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy as a traumatized human cop andContinue reading “Michael Ealy’s Android Paints Black Men “Almost Human””