Day: June 20, 2005

Book tag

I was book tagged by Marian two weeks ago, and, because of my crappy internet situation, didn’t see it until today. And while she tagged Third Wave Agenda (my old blog), I’m going to take the liberty of moving it…

A father’s day must-read

Jesse at Pandagon writes an amazing piece on father’s day — and conservatives do us all a serious disservice by defining a “father’s role” along traditional gender lines. I believe that parents are important — fathers are important, and mothers…

Is he or isn’t he?

Well the New York Times says, you can’t tell. Thanks for the newsflash, guys. The article is kind of silly, but the basic theme — that cultural definitions of masculinity are shifting, so that being less stereotypically blue-collar “masucline” isn’t…

Allison Crews Dead At 22

This week, my mom wished me a happy Father’s Day, justifying that I am a mom and a dad to my boy. It made me wonder whether I should also wish E’s dad a happy Mother’s Day. Six years ago,…

Advice for the new blogger

A Feministe fan sent me an email asking for advice about starting a blog — more blog-philosophy stuff than nuts-and-bolts basics. I’ve emailed her my thoughts, but since most of you either have blogs or read blogs, you may be…

“As Fat As Monroe”

She fumes: “I’d ban anything that is too small or too tight, unless you’re slim and toned. I’m sick of seeing flab bulging all over the place…I’d kill myself if I was as fat as Marilyn Monroe.” I have some…

…because what good is the environment, anyway?

This is just disgusting. The White House has apparently been taking “extraordinary efforts” to hinder anti-global-warming strategies by the British government. The documents obtained by The Observer represent an attempt by the Bush administration to undermine completely the science of…

Oww

I spent the last three days in the garden, weeding, hoeing, and planting. I transferred the lilies in front to the pond and replaced them with pink clematis; tore out a bunch of mint to make room for my lavender;…