Author: gabriel conroy

Gabriel Conroy [pseudonym] is an ex-graduate student. He is happily married with no children and has about a million nieces and nephews. The views expressed by Gabriel are his alone and do not necessarily reflect those of his spouse or employer.
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Self-injury & Me

Trigger warning: This post discusses self-injury, sometimes known as “cutting,” even though not all self-injury involves cutting. I’ve tried to avoid dwelling on the exact details of my own self-injury practices, but I do allude to them.

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Kangaroo Court

The movement to impeach President Trump is in some respects a movement for a kangaroo court. But we should support it anyway.

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On Hatred

Hatred is an emotion and a choice. It’s always toxic.

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Even Donald Trump is a human being.


The Gamble Case

The “separate sovereigns” exception to the double jeopardy clause.

Photograph of artwork of an installation by Gérôme Considérant in Cinquantenaire museum, Brussels, entitled "Beware for the Birth of Venus." 69

Sympathy for the prude

In (partial) defense of prudery and in counterargument to (some forms of) anti-prudery.

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The unreview

Sometimes the reason we don’t see or read something deserves consideration.

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Plausible Misconceptions

Ignorance is not only ignorance, and we need to understand why others make the mistakes they do.