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
The bead popped out on its own, no doctor necessary. Jacob won't be doing that again.
So if you have kids, or have gone to summer camp, you probably know what these are: Small plastic craft beads, ideal for stringing into necklaces, bracelets and anklets. Now, raise your hand if you've ever seen one shoved inside someone's ear. Seriously. Raise your hand. No? Well, now you can honestly say that you… Continue reading see this?
in New Jersey: