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Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America (Scott Kaufman)

Read this book!

Back in 1998, when I was working feverishly on my Master’s Thesis, I often wondered how many people would ever actually read my thesis.

There is that oft told story about the master’s student who stuck a $20 bill in the library copy of his thesis and then leaves town. Ten […]

Gay Hiroshima

I did not set out to make this trip a party trip – this trip was, first and foremost, about seeing baseball games, while engaging in a bit of nuclear tourism. But that’s not to say I didn’t look up information about gay Hiroshima.

There doesn’t seem to be a lot of information about gay […]

Egosurfing

Like everybody else, every once in awhile I search myself—there’s actually a technical term for doing this: Egosurfing.

Now, at least on US Google, I am happy to say that I come up immediately—however, I am not the only me out there. There are other parents who have named their kids Adam Lederer. If I […]

No uprising here

For some reason, Friday night I was reminded of the time I was paid $60 to watch porn for an hour.

And with that warning, I might suggest that the body of this entry is NSFW, so be cautious clicking through.

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Adam & …

I’d realized from the time I first thought about my trip to Cincinnati that it was going to be a surreal experience. Other than the airport (yea Delta!), I’ve never given much thought to the city—and why would I? Larry Flint, of Hustler fame, had trouble selling his magazine there; Roger Mapplethorpe’s photos were banned; […]

Found

Article: Are Normal Narcissists Psychologically Healthy?: Self-Esteem Matters. (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2004: 87 (no. 3), 400-416.