the School of Life

If you haven’t yet started listening to On Being, I can highly recommend it. It’s a respectful and varied trip through people’s belief systems. I rarely do not enjoy it. Some memorable—and perhaps pertinent to MoF readers—shows include an interview with a local prominent Muslim and one an interview with a local Dominican friar). But … [Read more…]

Black Rock City

I went to Burning Man for the first time in 7 years this year. Every year, it flits in and out of the news, with some calling it proof that civilization is doomed and others finding in it proof that there is hope for humanity. What I have come to realize after two weeks on … [Read more…]

Valentine’s Day Idea

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…]

Proposition 8: Still Unconstitutional

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…]

Spark: Ashay!

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

“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…]