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…]
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…]
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…]