Ok. So after a VERY long hiatus from this blog, I’m back with a new url and a whole new set of things coming up. I’m working on my first novel, so I’m basically going to be using this as a place to air some of the chapters and post stuff related. Also the regular… Continue reading I’m back!
While I don’t have anything particular to comment on in terms of politics, I thought I’d quickly comment that I’m going to be holding off posting anything LGBT related for a while, as I’m moving to Russia for a few months. While I’m sure I can’t get zapped by their new law (is anything on… Continue reading Hey y’all – also Joan Jett
Anyone interested in targeted killing and the legal problems involved, I highly recommend this. It may be slightly too technical for some readers, but if you’re interested, it’s a great look at the issues.
Jeff Powell on Targeted Killing and Due Process.
I know I’ve been on a bit of a politics kick lately. There’s two reasons: first, I’ve had a lot to write about that’s been percolating for a while and I’ve finally written. Second, I’ve been listening to a lot of classic rock lately and wasn’t incredibly sure that everyone wanted to hear the same… Continue reading Death Magnetic is Underrated
Originally posted on Marginal Utility Annex:
Yesterday, after Nathan Jurgenson mentioned it on Twitter, I read a 2012 article from New Media and Society called “Sexting as Media Production: Rethinking Social Media and Sexuality,” by Amy Adele Hasinoff. The gist of it is that consensual sexting isn’t inherently harmful to teenagers or adults, to women or…
I’ve held off writing about the NSA “wiretapping” because I haven’t been able to figure out quite what to write. As someone who doesn’t generally like the government interfering in my daily life, my immediate visceral response to the news was a sick twist in my stomach. But then I thought about it a little… Continue reading Enough is Enough: The NSA, Wiretapping, and Trust
One of the hazards of being open about your sexuality and not being one of the nice, easily categorized queers is that you get some rather interesting questions sometimes. So I usually just say I’m bisexual. It’s a nice, simple, visible orientation. It even has a letter in the shortest form of the LGBT acronym.… Continue reading I Don’t Have a Letter: Understanding Pansexuality
First of all, I’ve got to say sorry for being absent so long. I just started a new job – one in which I’m actually a writer. So I haven’t had anywhere near enough time to keep up with my regular writing projects. Finally though, finally, I’ve got enough of a handle on things that… Continue reading When Nights Are Slow
Thank God for Wade Vroom! or in other words: Gay sex brochures in classrooms? For those of you who don’t want to bother to read the entire article, here’s a quick summery. Wade Vroom, a 7th/8th grade school teacher in Toronto, posted this and other sex-ed documents in his classroom back in October. People had just… Continue reading Thank God for Wade Vroom!!!
One of the reasons I love the Middle East – and basically anywhere that isn’t North America – it the incredible permanence of human structures that you notice while you’re there. There is something so stunning, so shocking, about the fact that a wall built over a thousand years ago still stands, the side of… Continue reading To build a wall for a thousand years