feminism, gender, history, news, politics, sexuality, violence

standing at an intersection of silence.

So, today is a sort of Choose Your Own Adventure blog entry.Do you want to read an incredibly infuriating story about a woman who was forced to perform oral sex in a college dorm room, after which her rapist had the gall to join a Facebook group created in organization against sexual violence on campus?… Continue reading standing at an intersection of silence.

politics

there’s somethin’ happenin’ here; what it is ain’t exactly clear

This weekend, Donna and I watched Sicko, the documentary from Michael Moore which examines the US healthcare system. Think what you will about Moore and his stunts and movies (I have heard them variously described as inane, extremist, leftist, terroristic, ridiculous and propagandist), but he makes people talk. I rather like him, and I think… Continue reading there’s somethin’ happenin’ here; what it is ain’t exactly clear

friends, New Jersey, the bar

Q: What happens when you mix two poets and a prose writer with some beer and a few shots at a bar on South Street?

A: Miss Piggy makes an appearance for Breakfast, and everyone has a hangover on Saturday.Ryan showed up on my doorstep at 7:30 on Friday night, after a 2-hour-and-then-some drive from Maryland. He looks pretty much exactly like any picture you may have ever seen of him:Putting pictures in person, though, is always a little disconcerting… Continue reading Q: What happens when you mix two poets and a prose writer with some beer and a few shots at a bar on South Street?