I dislike Thanksgiving for a number of reasons – some principled and some personal – but for the people I love in spite of tradition, I usually abstain from speaking my mind during the holiday. Most holidays, in fact, but especially Thanksgiving. Novelly, I’m breaking my ‘tradition of buttoning it’, this year. My opinion is […]
This book climbed right inside my heart and held it tight until the end. This book kept me awake nights back when it was just an early draft, even before I knew we’d get to publish it. Readers, rest up. INK releases tomorrow.
I spent the first half of my life covering my head (sometimes literally) and waiting for cruelty to wind back down to ambient disdain. Now that nobody’s routinely putting gun barrels in my face because I refuse to use racial epithets, or because I won’t confine myself to ‘women’s work,’ I am finally free to […]
The end has arrived. These are the last two stories in the Subversion anthology, but at least they provide a fine sendoff. Both warn us about the dangers of being manipulated by extremism, and both emphasize the value of personal responsibility as the antidote for that social ill. Timothy T. Murphy’s Received Without Content raises […]
The thing about fighting for our lives is that it’s usually nothing like the movies. Yes, there are riots and heroic medical interventions in real life, but ‘the good fight’ is better defined as a lifelong campaign of small resistive acts than it is by its few explosive battles. In the spirit of long wars […]
If Bill O’Reilly gets to interview President Obama, then why not me? I mean, I’m smarter than Bill. At least, I know that the moon causes tides… It may take years to accomplish (because I don’t have all of Fox’s idiot money backing me), but I will interview President Obama. I’ll finish reading his books, […]
Americans, whatever else you do today, VOTE! And when you vote, please bear the following in mind: Democrats get stuff done.
I’ll make this as easy as possible for you: Every Massachusetts voter should VOTE NO on all three ballot questions on November 2nd 2010. Question 3 would cut our sales tax in half, but if you like icy roads salted and potholes filled, VOTE NO on question 3. Question 2 makes it easier for developers […]
Tired this morning. Again. Bitching out the cable company yesterday was taxing – I’m generally intractable, but not usually so LOUD. After commuting with tea, a little cubicle yoga un-harshed my cool. In the middle of the wtf-AM, Bastian had a mystery meltdown as we crossed the threshold into school. Poor dude. I gave him […]