Does it make me sexist if I think this is a hilarious song? In fact, I don’t know any man to whom all of these apply—and many women to whom at least some of them do. So: here’s a good song with some tropes but a good beat. Discuss.
Before I start, I have to say that I’m overjoyed at the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act today. Friends and family members who sacrificed their health because they couldn’t afford coverage, or those who were denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions, can now rest a bit. The … [Read more…]
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This is a temporary, experimental filler post. Planning a write up soon.
Random items found on going through a memorabilia box from the year of my divorce, arranged roughly in chronological order: A browned, typewritten poem I took on my mission. Excerpt: “Help me to live from day to day / In such a self-forgetful way / That even as I kneel to pray / My … [Read more…]
While the recent decision in the Prop 8 debacle was a great birthday present for me, Valentine’s Day is coming up and the battle isn’t over yet. Here is a fantastic idea for Valentine’s: the All You Need Is Love Campaign. Someone found out that the average person (? couple?) spends $100 on Valentine’s Day … [Read more…]
Today, the Ninth Circuit (the federal court in whose jurisdiction California falls) published its decision upholding the prior ruling that stated that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. Of course, this is a bit of a “duh” moment, but it’s still good news. What follows is, I hope, an English translation of the decision for the lay-person. … [Read more…]
I don’t know how much longer this (iTunes link) will be up, so dl it today and give it a listen. The Moth is “true stories told live” without notes. There is a podcast which I love listening to. It’s like This American Life without the host. I just heard this amazing story (iTunes link) … [Read more…]
“Semele’s Daughter” is published in Broken Time Blues: Fantastic Tales in the Roaring ’20s. My story will be available to read here for a limited time–until Hugo nominations close–by generous permission of the publisher. The Kindle Version is less than $3 on Amazon–a great deal for 12 stories by solid writers and cover & interior … [Read more…]
Remember Prop 8? For me, the wounds are still raw (current status: overturned but implementation stayed; trapped in the appellate process [English: not legal but in effect]). I went to a school that threw its 501(c) out the window in the name of religious zealotry and continues to treat some of its students as second-class. … [Read more…]
These words make me cringe. As though that’s a compliment. As though the opposite is an insult. But I ran across this recently and it struck me as being a perfect sentiment: I’d do her. If, like, she were still alive. And would have me. [Obviously, this was about a historic figure.] “And would have … [Read more…]