So, there’s an essay competition. I wrote it, and now I think why the hell would I submit it even if I thought I could win…? I have my own bully pulpit, thx. The essay prize was a thousand dollars, but when I realized that all my good portraits of myself died with the last […]
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who wants all the kinksters to stop promoting BDSM on the UU poly feed. Best of British luck with that, darlin’. letter begins… I guess it all depends on whether you consider the uu-poly group to be a place to talk about kink. I do, but it’s for the moderators to decide, if we […]
They told me what would happen. I started following racism eradication activists on twitter, and they told me, down to the last squeak of privilege and bleat of illogic and roar of cognitive bias and growl of hatred and whine of misdirection and concussive threat of personal violence and siren of tone policing, exactly what […]
Dear Canadian Legion: In 1948 by Act of Parliament, the Canadian Legion came to own the Poppy as a trademark for marketing, advertising and fundraising activities. These days, we encounter the poppy around the middle of October, usually outside a liquor store. But I hate the thing. If I had a dime for every time […]
Jeff took me for breakfast… the leftovers will make a loverly brunch. We also did a shop, including two for one standing rib roasts. Nom. Teaching the homeless to code. I said I wouldn’t, but I did volunteer for something at church; I’m doing esthetics for Sally’s birthday (which is also a choir day so […]
This homily has now been posted. I don’t know why it wasn’t, before. See to the left.
The Seattle PD responds to marijuana legalization. pOp you MUST read this, it is the single funniest statement to the public evar by any PD. The tone, the tone. A friend who’s otherwise entirely left wing doesn’t support legal marijuana on facebook. I disagreed with him, but not by taking issue with one substance. My […]
Crikey, it’s not like I needed another project. So here is what you might call a ‘substantially complete’ list of gendered slurs. I don’t want these words coming out of my mouth, so I’m trying to find replacements. Ballbreaker – woman Ballbuster – woman Bimbo – starlet Bint – woman Bitch – crank Bitchy – […]
This is an expression I was exposed to in reading Lucy Maud Montgomery. I only got through the Anne books once, and not attentively; most of my Montgomery reading was the same two books, over and over again, because that’s what I did, when I was a kid, was to read books over and over […]
I called somebody out on using a gendered slur recently and he paused & adjusted his speech. Sometimes it’s that easy. Now if I could just stop using my own slurs and replace them with something better. I am in search of a few good words, to replace a few slur-ry ones. I’m looking at […]
Here’s the offending document, from Skepchick. Here’s my response. Dear Robert, I was interested to read your email to skepchick. I have a number of questions. I am sure that your email box is full, so I’ll give you a couple of weeks to shovel your way out from under the uptick in mail […]
Holy flaming balls of purulence. I inherited John Caspell’s entire library of anarchist works – if I lived in the US I’d be subject to a Grand Jury indictment just because I lived close to some government building that was vandalized. Here’s the link. Or should I not be worried because I am not young?
My mother kept an email correspondence going with her cousin Reck for about ten years, until shortly before he passed this past spring. I have just edited 150 pages of it (it’s 800 pages in total) being the portion just before and just after Obama was elected. IT IS AMAZING. They talk about politics and […]
1. Excellent and wondahful visit with the parental units. I got a photo scan of the old homestead in SK, had my traditional coffee and cinnamon bun (best commercial cinnamon buns ever) at Dan’s after a lovely ride in the country, communed with some skunk cabbage, watched the hummingbirds, who are quite active these days […]