It's been a long time since I did a proper Friday Goodness. Don't get too excited - you're not getting a full-blown list of things today. Just one. But it's hilarious. So I follow Jill Filipovic of Feministe at Twitter, and she tweeted this today: AMAZING. http://christwire.org/2009/10/the-golden-girls-how-one-tv-show-turned-a-generation-of-american-boys-into-homosexuals/ I immediately clicked on the link, because I… Continue reading friday goodness
about the Prop 8 trial: David Boies: NO singularly accepted universal definition of marriage. Marriage constantly evolving. David Blankenhorn: Yes sir. I wrote those words in my book. David Boies: No further questions, your honor.
I just want to say that the Prop 8 Trial is providing some really incredible entertainment to break up the monotony of a workday. You can check out Courage Campaign's liveblogging efforts here. I'll warn you: the blogging is extensive, and can be a little difficult to follow. But Rick Jacobs is providing wonderful daily… Continue reading prop 8 trial
A huge part of the Getaway weekend in Cape May is the poetry prompts: first thing in the morning, all the poets gather in the Penthouse Ballroom to read and discuss a handful of poems selected by Peter Murphy, and then the prompts are distributed. Peter is a lot of things: a good teacher, a… Continue reading poetry prompts
So (thanks to Rachel Maddow for talking this up on her show tonight: The All-American Basketball Association is a newly formed minor basketball league, meant for white people only. No, seriously, check it out. I won't get into the dissection of the league founder's comments, because they're appalling and horrible. I just want to say:… Continue reading post-racial america ftw
Today, on two separate occasions, I totally rocked out in my car. I'm talking full-blown-air-drums-singing-at-top-volume-dancing-behind-the-steering-wheel rocking out. Which, in itself, is fine. The confession part comes in when I tell you what I was rocking out to: and this: You may commence mocking me now, but I stand firm: Matthew Sweet kicked ass. Although I… Continue reading confession
So it was an intense weekend in Cape May at Peter Murphy's Winter Getaway. I spent time in two 2.5-hour sessions of workshopping, started seriously thinking about plans for a full-length manuscript (it turns out I actually do have something of a theme going), and drafted four new poems, variously about a) a dead friend,… Continue reading cape may post-cap