Author Archives: Andrew C.

About Andrew C.

I'm a grad student at UC Berkeley.

Board Games or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Geekiness

Over the past two or three years, I have developed what started as a simple enjoyment of board games into a real hobby. My roommate and I have a collection of over forty games, including old school standards like Scrabble … Continue reading

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The Statement on God’s Justice

Apparently, some Christians think that Social Justice is a movement that can undermine the cause of the Gospel. I learned this when, earlier this week, a “statement on social justice and the gospel” was released to the public. It purports … Continue reading

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Camp and Calling

In the sixth chapter of the book of Isaiah, its titular character has a vision of God, sitting on a throne and surrounded by angels. God booms out in a mighty voice, “Whom shall I send? And who will go … Continue reading

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¿Cómo estuvo LA?

Everyone has, naturally, been asking me, “How was LA?” I recently returned from five weeks of fieldwork for my dissertation project. Some linguists go to visit villages in the Amazon rainforest or savannahs in Western Africa to collect data. I … Continue reading

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An Itinerant Linguist’s Guide to LA

I have been in Los Angeles for four weeks now, and I’ve discovered that I really, really dislike driving. I mean, I never liked doing it much in the Bay Area, but the full extent of the irritation I feel when … Continue reading

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Queer Storytelling

Part I. Queer in Film International flights these days usually have seatback entertainment systems that allow you to watch movies to pass the time. Over the course of two trans-Atlantic flights last month, I watched eight movies, all of them … Continue reading

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Portugal

Saudações! Greetings from Portugal! As I write this, I’m sitting in a cafe near the bus terminal in Porto, a port city famous for its sweet wine. By late afternoon, I’ll be back in Lisbon, the capital city, for one … Continue reading

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