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Would prefer nobody google Northern Foundation at this time.Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment(s); comment here or there.
The National Review on Nelson Mandela in 2004The National Review on Nelson Mandela nowAlso posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment(s); comment here or there.
I am now in Toronto, where it appears to be slightly warmer than it is in the Bay Area today (and much warmer than the -8° C it is in Fernley as I write this). The flight from San Francisco to Toronto was without incident, and the free-with-Fairmont-Presidents-Club-membership wi-fi works on multiple devices simultaneously. I do not have data roaming on my smartphone, so at best I might be able to stay online while I'm in the hotel.To my surprise, the SMOFCon Con Suite did not appear to be open at 6 PM tonight when I checked. Maybe everyone was off at the local fannish get-together or on the pub crawl I heard was being organized. I'll check again later. It's on the same floor as my room, which is convenient. Update: When I went back at 9 PM, it had opened and people could pick up their membership materials there. I was actually lucky to find another member to point me in the direction of the Con Suite in the first place earlier today, as it was not listed anywhere in the hotel Event Calendar. But I can now say that I'm a card-carrying SMOF, as all members are issued SMOF membership cards upon registering.While I'm planning on recording the Fannish Inquisition on Saturday night, I might not get it uploaded until I get back to the Bay Area or even back home to Fernley, and I'm not sure how much I will be online this weekend.
Just a note to regret, sincerely, the passing of one of the true great men of our time.
In yesterday's entry answering the blog question, "What do you fear?" I wrote, " I fear that I will hurt people without meaning to & they won't be open to apology, because they don't understand me or because I can sometimes be a bull in a china shop or so sure I am right."Today I discovered that I am actually blocked from commenting on <lj user="browngirl">'s LJ.So, yeah. Racefail & its fallout was definitely in my mind when I wrote that; and here it is, still or again. But enough of that, as my friend Mary Pharr says.Anyway, what I'd intended to comment to was a discussion of autonomous sensory meridian response (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response), which she described as something she gets in various situations, including when reacting strongly to music or fiction. Actually, reading the wikipedia entry now, I tend to think it covers a very wide range, from orgasm without physical stimulus--which science has recently verified (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/29/sunday-review/ill-have-what-shes-thinking.html?_r=0)--to a tingle in the skin.I've certainly had that tingle; the most recent example was while I was reading *Paradise Lost." (As I said, I wish I'd enjoyed the poem this much when I studied it in graduate school.) The feeling is usually in the back of my neck, although it can be anywhere around my head and neck area. One thing that's fascinating me now is how different this tingle is from the tingle of a limb falling asleep or the effects of carpal tunnel syndrome, both of which I'm all too familiar with.Linked but different feelings: the hair on my head standing up a bit, felt in the scalp (more likely due to awe than to horror or suspense); a warm expansion in my heart area.The tingle and hair standing up are both pretty rare, and I can't recall them happening from music, though I think I've had one or both once or twice in movies. One cool thing is that they can happen both when I'm reading literature and when I'm talking about that work with a student--nice work benefit. The heart opening is much more common, and I can help it along or even cause it by thinking about stuff, while the others are both unpredictable and seemingly involuntary.And yes, I've had orgasms with no physical stimulus, though not for many years; more often when I smoked grass, but also while doing energy-moving stuff mentally.How about you guys?Mood: chatty, all cheered up
Nelson Mandela dead at 95Anti-apartheid hero, imprisoned for 27 years, later became democratic South Africa's first presidentAlso posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment(s); comment here or there.
Rest in peace. Words cannot sum him up.
80 years ago the US government made a separate peace with one enemy in the War on Some Drugs. It worked very well, and the government managed to learn nothing from it.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said, "It is part of the Middle Eastern culture" to lie.
If it was a bittersweet affair earlier this week at Tuesday Funk, it was also a raucous one. We might have said goodbye to a longtime co-host, but we certainly didn't say goodbye to the eclectic and irreverent spirit of the series!We kicked things off in fine fashion with plagiarized tweets and a madcap tale of elder care from a very animated Davis Schneiderman. Jocelyn Geboy followed that up with the funny and painful tale of her week in a psych ward. Our regular feature Haiku by Andrew delighted us with topical verse. And J. Michael Grey closed out the first half of our program leading four players in a staged reading of his short play about fathers and fortune and homophobia and more, all set in an Irish pub.After a break for beer from Mark at the bar, we were treated to a brief history of Poems by Bill (including return visits to "Dogwalker's Algorithm" and "Under Their Skirts"), along with one last new poem for the occasion. G.P.A. arrived just in the nick of time to bring us the stirring and heartbreaking tale of the bully who stole his chocolate milk. And finally, in his final appearance as a co-host, William Shunn delivered a new short story about Mormon missionaries, mouse murder, and an elderly Russian Jew in northern Idaho.So that's what you missed out on if you missed out on Tuesday Funk, but never fear! We'll bring you plenty of video excerpts in the weeks to come, and then we'll be back on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014, for an evening with Ryan Bartelmay, Kelly Swails, Christa Desir, Jasmine Davila, and Christopher Sweet. Please don't miss it!Crossposted from Tuesday Funk
Happily, Orson Scott Card is going to do his best to convince people to give UNCTV money because UNCTV isn't like that nasty, nasty NPR:In other words, the radically biased NPR hides behind the politically neutral children's programming of PBS. It's the political equivalent of basing terrorist organizations in residential neighborhoods.Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment(s); comment here or there.
In other words, the radically biased NPR hides behind the politically neutral children's programming of PBS. It's the political equivalent of basing terrorist organizations in residential neighborhoods.
From a recent conversation just before <lj user="supergee"> took me to the subway to go teach:Supergee: I'm ready; I didn't have to crap after all. I just farted. At least it didn't cost me a nickel.Nellorat: In my day it was a dime, then a quarter.This led to a discussion of pay toilets & what they would cost now if you could even find one. The last ones I recall were in Grand Central Station, years ago. Then we discussed the current equivalent:Nellorat: Here I sit, broken hearted./Paid $2.75 for this lousy latte just to use the customers-only bathroom and only farted.Supergee: Nice update, but it doesn't scan.Mood: why aren't I more relaxed?
Kidnapping, Blackmail, Heroin: A Guide to the Latest Allegations in the Rob Ford InvestigationAlso posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment(s); comment here or there.
[I deleted a "Hello" from the above because the subject line has a limit on the number of characters allowed]Over at Jim C. Hines' site, he says:Yesterday afternoon, Twitter called my attention to the following comment on a listserv of SF/F conrunners:“Instead of insulting us, [Hines] could be using whatever influence he has in social media to help recruit more PoC into our circles. They need to know they’d probably be much more welcome here than they might be elsewhere. (After all, many of us would love to befriend extra terrestrials or anthromorphs.)”I’m told that others on the listserv quickly pointed out how messed-up it was to compare people of color to aliens and monsters, and that the individual apologized, so I don’t want to spend much time rehashing that part of the comment. I doubt it was deliberately intended to be racist or offensive. But I think it’s worth emphasizing that this kind of unintentional and unthinking hurtfulness is, in my opinion, a big part of our problem.Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment(s); comment here or there.
Yesterday afternoon, Twitter called my attention to the following comment on a listserv of SF/F conrunners:“Instead of insulting us, [Hines] could be using whatever influence he has in social media to help recruit more PoC into our circles. They need to know they’d probably be much more welcome here than they might be elsewhere. (After all, many of us would love to befriend extra terrestrials or anthromorphs.)”
“Instead of insulting us, [Hines] could be using whatever influence he has in social media to help recruit more PoC into our circles. They need to know they’d probably be much more welcome here than they might be elsewhere. (After all, many of us would love to befriend extra terrestrials or anthromorphs.)”
Possible astrometric discovery of a substellar companion to the closest binary brown dwarf system WISE J104915.57-531906.1Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment(s); comment here or there.
I'm having a massive resurgence of Mythbusters love atm, for no obvious reason. Last night I had this intense and emotional dream about how Adam Savage admitted in his memoirs and an interview that he had a problem with drugs as a teen and went to juvie for the events of one terrible night when he stole a car with some girl, tried to rob a gas station and beat up a clerk with a cash register while off his face on something, after which he cleaned up his act and met Jamie who SAVED HIS LIFE by giving him a job. It was so raw and regretful and OH ADAM and I had so many feelings of anger and disappointment and sadness and love and sympathy. Anyway. That was a dream I had.I'm really loving how active, lively and interesting my DW feed has gotten with this December questions meme! I really really wish I had time to join in on the day-by-day meme this semester but oh man, grading and England and dissertation and Yuletide and I just CAN'T, but I would really love to participate in the less full-on version of the meme. Ask me questions, and I will try to answer them in whatever order, at whatever speed, possibly going into January! Feels, opinions, stuff, fannishness, shows (recent stuff I've been watching: Elementary, Hannibal, Almost Human, Sleepy Hollow, Poirot, Edwardian Farm, all of David Attenborough, Mythbusters). (But I'd rather not talk about my dissertation)There are comments on the Dreamwidth version of this post. You can comment there using OpenID.
Man charged with forcing police to shoot other peopleThanx to Making Light.
14 stupid things to say to bisexualsThanx to andrewducker
This was a fairly straight forward session: ( Read more...Collapse )Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment(s); comment here or there.
A manuscript without page numbers lost its elastic and got its pages shuffled on its way to me; since this was before I got it, none of my counter-measures were in place.I guess I could wait until a replacement could be secured but I don't get paid for waiting and if the author/publisher didn't want their MS to be read in random order, they'd have numbered the pages.Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment(s); comment here or there.
Lists courtesy of Andrew Wheeler.Contents for anthologies and omnibuses from the Locus Index to Science Fiction www.locusmag.com/index/( Read more...Collapse )Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment(s); comment here or there.
Astrophilia (Carrie Vaughn)Read by Kate Baker.In the straitened circumstances after the big fall, the local community leader takes a dim view of the protagonist's girl friend's interest in useless astronomy. He also frowns on anything that would make them significantly less poor, seeing that as tempting fate.Distressing but if he'd gone after the two lesbians with a hammer instead of the telescope, that would have been worse. It's not clear to me how Toma got picked to be leader or how the powerful regional committees get selected but I bet it does not involve voting by the likes of Andi and Stella. Also, this is one of those post-boom worlds where everyone seems to live like an Old Order Mennonite but somewhere there's a place that can make birth control implants and the government controls the birth rate. Reminded me a little of A Gift Upon the Shore but not as downbeat. That's the end of Folder 7! On to Folder 8!Finalist: 2013 WSFA Small Press Award for Short FictionAlso posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment(s); comment here or there.
Often, when I’ve commented on Rob Ford antics, I’ve used a headline that parodies the movie title The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. It seems less cutesy given how signs now suggest that someone was actually assassinated because of the Ford video.
Mirrored from Under the Beret.
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I have done laundry and mostly split my packing so that the stuff I need for Toronto is in the New Purple Ultraviolet Luggage aside from things that go in tomorrow morning, and the rest will stay in the van while it's parked at the airport. One of the things I'm bringing is a box of chocolates, which is a gift from Lisa and from travelswithkuma.I spoke with Lisa this afternoon. It is quite cold and getting colder. It makes us appreciate having a toilet with a slight leak in the flapper valve; it keeps enough water flowing that the pipes probably won't freeze in the house. In the trailer, it takes the furnace running flat-out to keep the temperature at 18°C. Lisa says she's okay, though, with plenty of supplies.Now I must try to get to bed early so I can be up at 3:30 AM to pack out of the hotel room and head to the airport. Upon reflection, I might have been better served by staying tonight only in a hotel nearer to SFO, particularly one of those with a park-and-stay package.
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I decided recently that I wanted to be measured for a bra, mostly because I haven't been in a couple of years and body shapes do change. The Macy's web page told me mainly that it doesn't play well with Firefox; Nordstrom's explicitly said they provide this service. OK, Nordstrom's it is. (They're about a block from each other within the same mall in Bellevue.)( a bit about body shape, but mostly about clothing sizes and my trouble finding clothesCollapse )Cross-posted from Dreamwidth (http://redbird.dreamwidth.org/1409406.html), where there are comments. I welcome comments here or there (OpenID and "anonymous" are fine if you don't have a DW account).
The most interesting part of a coffee table book on The Day Kennedy Died, by the editors of Life magazine, which I guess still exists in some form, is an inserted reproduction of the memorial issue of Life from the week after the event. True, I could have browsed through this any time at the library, but the point is, I didn't.The ads! Cigarettes, land yachts, equally ungainly home appliances (did portable dishwashers ever work right?), a full page ad from The Phone Company urging readers to call long distance, which might seem unnecessary from a more recent viewpoint, but in those days they needed a big ad to get customers, because in those days long distance phone calls cost the earth.Other news: A list of Christmas events nationwide reveals that the sing-along Messiah had already been invented, right here in San Francisco. A tskish article by Teddy White on the background to the rise in Black militancy is filled with sweeping generalizations and phrases like "the Negro leaders." The leaders in question are mostly city councilmembers; MLK is mentioned but not discussed, and Malcolm X does not exist.On the assassination itself: This is the issue with a four-page spread that first published excerpts from the Zapruder film. What I had not known is that nowhere does the caption say who took the photos, or under what circumstances, or even that they're movie frames rather than conventional still pictures. And not only did the editors delete the frame showing the second shot, that hit JFK in the head, they also deleted it from the description. In this version there's only the one that got him in the neck, and though the caption mentions "blood flowing from the President's head," it says that Jackie "cradles him in her arms" and then inexplicably "scrambles out of her seat and crawls onto the trunk of the car in a pathetic search for help" instead of for the real reason, which is that she was instinctively trying to retrieve a piece of his skull. A useful reminder of how confused early reports of all sudden tragedies are.
clawfoot posted a list of topics for each day of a month, and today's is "what do you fear?"I knew that was a good one to tackle, because as much as I write about fictional horror, I don't tend to write about what I'm really afraid of. I try to be brave, strong. And in many ways, I'm not a worrier--at least not in comparison to many people I know, including eldersib, who knows I refer to her as "an Olympic-class worrier." I keep telling myself that almost all the horrible things that may happen never do, or do not happen for a long time. I like to think I'm realistic, but try not to focus on one horrible outcome until the data leading to that conclusion are pretty solid.Still.... These are often about other people, but it's all my fears.1) I'm afraid that supergee will die before I do, and I'm afraid of how catastrophic that will be.2) I'm afraid that womzilla will get diabetes & won't handle it even as well as I do.3) I'm afraid that youngersib really will get exhausted by the harrowing effects of her treatment and will stop, so that I lose another sister before I feel I had to.4) I don't really see signs we'll lose our investments, but I'm a little nervous about staking Supergee's and my old age on something that goes down as well as up.5) I fear that I will hurt people without meaning to & they won't be open to apology, because they don't understand me or because I can sometimes be a bull in a china shop or so sure I am right.6) I fear that friends who regard me highly will lose faith in me or somehow find out they were wrong.7) I rarely think much about it, but we could lose the house and everything or almost everything in it in a fire. Sh*t.8) I fear I could be missing the point in life in some fundamental way, and when I die, I could discover that I had not lived. Probably by not doing enough for other people.ETA: Or not enough worship of God, or not enough travel, or too much ignoring local friends, or....9) Automobile accidents, mine or a loved one's.10) Senile dementia leaving me not only cognitively impaired (which I honestly think I could deal with) but also unhappy and mean to others.11) Losing my good friends to old age and somehow not making new ones.Other things I would find disastrous and fear but think I can deal with: being in a wheelchair, having cancer, my own death, settling a love one's estate, various natural disasters as long as we still have the house, my workplace closing.Mood: contemplative, sharing
I am not doing very well. I was just hanging in there, waiting for things to get better, just enough better that I'd have enough energy to take some actions to actually make things better. Spending the day in bed, mostly, because I'm not sleeping well because I have to get up every couple of hours to change my tampon. Managing to make tea. Managing to feed the dogs without bending over. Worrying about finding something to eat, getting the sidewalk shoveled, getting more tampons and toilet paper and clean laundry when I run out. I got up to have another cup of tea and set my bite guard on the table because I was just going to drink my tea and then put my bite guard back in and go back to bed. But I got interrupted by sudden gushing from the nether regions. When I got back from changing my tampon -- you know where this story is going, don't you? -- I discovered the little dog chewing pieces off my bite guard.Now I can't stop sobbing. I should call the dentist and see if she can fix it, but I don't have a car and if I did I couldn't leave the house because I would bleed all over everything and anyway I can't make a phone call because I can't stop sobbing.This entry was originally posted at http://boxofdelights.dreamwidth.org/234660.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
"He's an old-fashioned chivalrous messiah in drag. She's a supernatural tempestuous lawyer from a secret island of warrior women. They fight crime!"http://paulm.com/toys/they_fight_crime.htmlHave a good time.
SFWA announces the honor here: 2013 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award: Samuel R. Delany. I didn't realize he wasn't already a Grand Master, what with being so important and influential to the genre (and one of our only well-known writers of color for so long): Think of books like Dhalgren, Stars in My Pockets Like Grains of Sand, and Starboard Wine. THE PRESS RELEASESFWA has named Samuel R. Delany, Jr. (1942– ) as the 2013 DAMON KNIGHT MEMORIAL GRAND MASTER for his contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy.Samuel R. Delany is the author of numerous books of science fiction, including Nova, Dhalgren, Stars in My Pockets Like Grains of Sand, and most recently Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders. Two of his classic works of science fiction criticism, The Jewel-Hinged Jaw and Starboard Wine, have just been brought back into print by Wesleyan University Press, who will reissue a third, The American Shore, in the summer of 2014.After winning four Nebula awards and two Hugo awards over the course of his career, Delany was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2002. Since 2001 he has been a professor of English and Creative Writing at Temple University in Philadelphia, where for three years he was Director of the Graduate Creative Writing Program. In 2010 he won the third J. Lloyd Eaton Lifetime Achievement Award in Science Fiction from the academic Eaton Science Fiction Conference at UCR Libraries. He is also a recipient of the William Whitehead Memorial Award for a lifetime’s contribution to lesbian and gay literature.SFWA PRESIDENT, STEVEN GOULDOne of the perks of being SFWA president is the option of selecting the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America's next Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master. One of the tragedies is we only get to select one a year. That said, from the grains of sand in my pocket, I am delighted to pull this star.Samuel R. Delany is one of science fiction’s most influential authors, critics, and teachers and it is my great honor to announce his selection. When discussing him as this year's choice with the board, past-presidents, and members, the most frequent response I received was, "He’s not already?"Well he is now.IN HIS OWN WORDSThis award astonishes me, humbles me, and I am honored by it. It recalls to me – with the awareness of mortality age ushers up – the extraordinary writers who did not live to receive it: Roger Zelazny, Joanna Russ, Thomas M. Disch, Octavia E. Butler–as well, from the generation before me, Katherine MacLean, very much alive. I accept the award for them, too: They are the stellar practitioners without whom my own work, dim enough, would have been still dimmer. - Samuel R. DelanyThe DAMON KNIGHT MEMORIAL GRAND MASTER is given by SFWA for "lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy." Delany joins the Grand Master ranks alongside such legends as Isaac Asimov, Alfred Bester, Harlan Ellison, Ursula K. Le Guin, Connie Willis, and Gene Wolfe. The award will be presented at the 49th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend in San Jose, CA, May 16-18, 2014.More information on the award’s history and the Nebula Award Weekend can be found here.It's about time! Congratulations to Mr. Delaney!Chris
Hello people,I have been driven over here by my need to know the title/author of this book.The book is narrated by a woman claiming to be a mermaid. She washes up on a beach as a young girl ad is taken in by the people there, eventually marrying one of these sailors.I think she might have lived multiple lives (or possibly the sailor husband just gets killed) because I also remember she was married to a king or powerful man of some kind and then started falling in love with his more effeminate counselor. She is attracted to him BECAUSE he is closer to a woman than her current lover/husband since she feels her own nature is dual due to the whole mermaid thing (which afaik never is SHOWN in the book).I was goodreading around and found MAYA by Jostein Gaarder and thought this might be the story but apparently not so much, still it is unlikely to be an English language book originally, in case that helps.Thanks in advance!
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Have you heard of the Taiping Rebellion?
Who was upset because the two black and white cats were locked into the cat carrier together.Groucho, oddly, was purring loudly.Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment(s); comment here or there.
Samuel R. Delany is the latest SF Grand Master.
First, thanks to everyone who commented to my earlier post asking for input on fantastic fiction and polyamory.For the book of articles on gender/sex in the fantastic, I ended up sending in a proposal about how end-of-the-world fiction/films/comics reinforce the heterosexual couple and the nuclear family. Right now, I'm somewhat more interested in texts that avoid, displace, or prevent polyamory; however, thanks partly to y'all I was able to tell the editor that I could instead do a piece about f/sf that does show multiple family/marriage/desire, if no one else proposes one.And check out this article by sociology associate professor Mimi Schippers! She says a lot of what I have seen as natural, logical connections between queer theory and polyamory. I just sent her e-mail & hope we can discuss the issue, including how much I should link my work to queer theory vs. just acknowledge my deep debt.I have TONS of writing I want to do now but, as my most recent post states, I'm too busy teaching right now. Fortunately, I asked for & got Mon-Thurs totally off work next week. Also saving me from myself, it's going to take some time for the wheels to turn on the poly/fantastic project, and I can attend to already-coming-along work in that time.Mood/status: physically itchy, not sure why, maybe dry winter air
SFWA has named Samuel R. Delany, Jr. (1942– ) as the 2013 DAMON KNIGHT MEMORIAL GRAND MASTER for his contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy.Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment(s); comment here or there.
A new international study ranks Canadian students among the top of the class in key subject areas, but there has been a noticeable decline over the years in math and science scores among the country's pupils.Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment(s); comment here or there.
I wrote this poem to read at last night's Tuesday Funkthe 64th episode in the series, and my final night as host.
As you know, Bob, I am Bizarro teacher: when other teachers work, I rest; and when other teachers rest, I work.Thus I booked 48.5 paid hours (actual hours teaching, not prep let alone commute) during the Thanksgiving so-called vacation. Not for me or my dedicated students at the academy!This week is also very busy, because some schools didn't start until today & this Saturday is both the SATs and the LSAT.The money will come in very handy, because I just finished Christmas shopping!!!Much more later; I'm going to try to write for and even read LJ every day. For now, I'm still struggling to get enough sleep. I could have slept in today, but I ruined myself by getting up early too consistently; I will definitely have time to take a nap this afternoon before heading out for work. It's a lot.But I do love my work. These two weeks have been a nice blend of test prep, writing, and literature--Much Ado about Nothing, Oedipus Rex, Poe short stories (good paper on irony and foreshadowing), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (which I had not reread since high school), Antigone, and even Paradise Lost. I'm now reading Stanley Fish's Surprised by Sin & wishing I had enjoyed Milton this much when I was in grad school.On Thanksgiving itself, we three went out to dinner with the ever-anonymous Sparrow, and other than that I slept, had sex twice (separated by a nap), and watched a couple-three hours of TV. What's not to like?Mood/status: peckish
Let there be light.Let there be shadow too, and let the dapple fallon seascape, and the jetsam, gathered up, becoming art.Let there be the two of you, ongoing into family,a blown glass float and an unexpected pineconein the tangled net of love, connection,conversation, buoying upthe past and future twined, your greatgrandmother who woveand your greatgrandchildren who will lovethis storyon a day beyond the dark horizon,a day that flows on winding sea-laneson from todaythrough storms and journeys, fogs and tidewrack,treasure trove, halcyons, crisp fall mornings,and the waves that run on and ever on and back,the tides that splash your toesand wear down granite cliffstime flowing on and back, onfrom today, and from the day you saw each other,and from tomorrow and tomorrow anddelight. (This is in response to this post. Putting it here so I can find it again.)
California Republicans help Obamacare fail.
Block that metaphor?Thanx to Chronicle
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Amanda Marcotte on "'Happy Holidays' is what liberals say."
Happy birthday, gaztherat, netmouse, and rwl
I’m a bi woman in my mid-20s in a great monogamish relationship with my straight boyfriend. We occasionally invite other women into our sex life, which is really enjoyable for both of us. He isn’t threatened by other women, only by other men, which isn’t an issue since I’m not interested in any other men. So on the occasions when we find a lady we’re both into who’s also into us, anything goes, and it’s awesome. We’ve hooked up with both friends and strangers, but always as a couple because it makes us both feel safe. That’s all lovely. Enter the problem: I was visiting some friends of ours I used to live with before my boyfriend and I moved in together. After going out for drinks, we were playing an alcohol-fueled card game that turned into an alcohol-fueled strip card game. This is in my former home where I ...
Since this is going around, are there topics you would like me to write about? No guarantees, but the most likely reason I would decline a topic is because I don't know enough about the subject and/or it feels as though the question was meant for a different Redbird.Cross-posted from Dreamwidth (http://redbird.dreamwidth.org/1409233.html), where there are comments. I welcome comments here or there (OpenID and "anonymous" are fine if you don't have a DW account).