Scenes, In Pieces

I started writing some very short vignette-poems with a specific theme in mind: a pariah moving in and out of time, from scene to scene, unable to participate and forced to witness. Here are the first three scenes: #1: Watching shards of twilight fall, Sands through an ebon hourglass Destined to brush dusty tears away,…

No Sympathy for the Devils

Via Crooks&Liars comes this story of Georgia inmates staging a “strike” and demanding ”getting paid for their work, better nutrition, better medical care and more educational opportunities.” While I’m certainly against “cruel & unusual punishment,” taking away their cigarettes and not paying union dues for laundry labor is a far cry from having to pound…

You WILL Submit!!

The Washington Blade is requesting your Coming Out stories in time for October11th, National Coming Out Day.  I submitted mine (curse words redacted and it should be up tomorrow, hopefully)–which is no big deal because it’s been on the net in one form or another for about 3 years now–and highly suggest you send in…

I Already Miss Norm

And I’ve not even been gone 12 hours.  And I’ve called him 3 times today.  He is SO getting out of work early Thursday.  UPDATE:  He just called me and said he hates it when I’m not home.  So now I’m happy.  I am SUCH a girl sometimes. 

Survivor: China

Not much to say about the premiere last night.  I have to be honest and say I’ve warmed up a bit to Todd, our resident gay guy (even though his beliefs about the Spice Girls make my short and curlies straighten in fear).  He seems fairly savvy, and may have a chance of going far. …

That’s It. I’m Turning Hermit

If this is an indication of how dumb this world is becoming, I’m glad we’re getting closer to being self-sufficient at our house.  If I could only figure out how to make electricity from horse manure . . . It’s clearly not safe to leave the house anymore.  Not with people like this on the…

The Queens On The Bus Go Round and Round

I found this episode of Next by clicking on a link over at GoodAsYou.  Just watch it if you can make it all the way through.    Boy, those truly substantive conversations these guys have are amazing.  I was so impressed by the deep revelations, the discussions that can establish relationships that last.  BWAH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA.  I…

Harry Potter, Eat Your Heart Out

It was about time for a meme, and this was a good one!   (h/t Jeff) You are The Magician Skill, wisdom, adaptation. Craft, cunning, depending on dignity. Eleoquent and charismatic both verbally and in writing, you are clever, witty, inventive and persuasive. The Magician is the male power of creation, creation by willpower and desire. In…