This time, in honor of the season, I’m ranting about something that comes up every year around this time.
No, not crocuses (who could rant about such cute little flowers?). No, I mean that other thing that shows its head around this time… taxes.
No, the title isn’t a typo. It is my attempt to define the word: genre. No wait, I already wrote a blog about that, and I got some interesting responses. Instead, I’m going to write about people in the world … Continue reading
One morning, it dawned on me – at dawn – that the rules of political life are much like the rules of boxing: they are structured to favor specific people, but are applied as if they are neutral. Boxing is … Continue reading
I am very tired. I am very fucking tired. I am so tired that when I try to go to sleep, I lie awake thinking about how tired I am, rather than sleeping. So I’ve started taking siestas. Small naps, somewhere … Continue reading
So I’m sitting at my desk, eating leftovers, wondering what I was going to rant about this week. And then a topic quite literally dropped into my lap. Because a post I’d made on Facebook, with my usual-for-political-stuff friends-locking, was lifted … Continue reading
Douglas Rushkoff, whose work I usually like, recently published an essay in which he argues that the counter culture — by which he means the hippies, the feminists, the Civil Rights activists, the gay rights movement, and the left generally, … Continue reading
On the face of it, setting up a Facebook event is brilliant. You do minimal work – just enter the info and maybe a photo or two, put together a guest list – and hit go. Facebook – ideally, in … Continue reading
Enough of travel, writing challenges, random thoughts. I have tried, oh how I have tried, to write and think about anything other than what’s going on. But today, I am cutting off my restraints and letting it all hang out. … Continue reading
As I have said before, I was never very good at being a girl, but I didn’t want to be a boy, either. What I wanted was to be able to do the things boys did while still being a … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking lately about how well my life is going and how privileged I am. But the obscene farce going on in the U.S. over filling the Supreme Court vacancy has reminded me that there are still a lot … Continue reading