Day: November 4, 2009

Duality

I’ve lived in Australia all my life, and it’s a beautiful country, but it has never quite felt like home. I don’t know that anywhere would. I’ve got my ancestral culture on the one hand: rich, both deeply joyful and…

Pet Peeve

If you’re riding the subway during rush hour and it’s time to get off the train and walk up the stairs, it’s also time to put your newspaper down. I understand you may be reading a really interesting article, but…

Why have referendums on basic rights?

I’m glad to see that Referendum 71 — the “everything but marriage” gay rights bill — is pulling ahead in my home state of Washington. It’s welcome news, especially since Maine just voted marriage rights away from same-sex couples. But…