Monthly Archives: March 2011
Given the evidence — his recent political appointees, his affiliations to Christian dominionist organizations — I think we’d be fairly safe to say that Parnell is a Christianist & dominionist, much like Sarah Palin — except not quite so noisy about it. Which actually makes him more effective at it. Continue reading
In the summer of 1978, two essays in a feminist anthology were all the info I had beyond the feelings of my own heart to let me know it was okay to be a lesbian. Today, the It Gets Better Project & similar projects are how LGBT elders can communicate the same message to isolated LGBT youth.
Good jokes, bad jokes… who cares? So long as they gain a good laugh or a good groan, I’m happy. And… plans are afoot for a Phantom Menace livesnark in advance of the 3-D release.
Hokusai & the Japanese earthquake and tsunami — Job & the Voice from the Whirlwind — what’s all that got do do with good & evil & the justice of god? All that, & a tattoo.
I was delighted to learn that John had applied for the scholarship for Netroots Nation 2011; & I’m even more delighted to support his candidacy — both as a progressive blogger per se, and as a tremendous ally to LGBT Alaskans. Please vote for him!
Self-hatred — including, for many of us, internalized homophobia and transphobia — is the harm at the very center of us. Love others as you love yourself, but first: love yourself. Let no one convince you to do otherwise.
I have a B.A. in Religion. That was one result of looking for “the answer.” I eventually found my answer. And sometimes, as now, I have to talk with people very dear to me, whose answer is different.
It was a Saturday yesterday, so it was a writing day at Side Street Espresso in downtown Anchorage. But it was also the ceremonial start of Iditarod 2011, & as Side Street is on G Street just off 4th Avenue, … Continue reading
What do Vietnamese cuisine, Jewish study of the Talmud, and "Goldilocks & the Three Bears" have in common? http://goo.gl/fb/2iFN4 # Celebrated Alaska poet John Haines dead in Fairbanks at 86. http://bit.ly/ehOnBH || May your words live on. Rest in peace. … Continue reading