Jane Rule, the well-known lesbian writer, died on Tuesday. I had the great pleasure to go to Galliano Island, where she lived, and meet her a few years ago, because a good friend of mine was a friend of hers.  Jane was wonderful to spend time with. I had one of those interesting experiences, where […]

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I know that Friday Cat Blogging is probably out of style now, but I can't help it. We have a new cat, whose name is Chivotigre (or Chivo Tigre.) If you don't speak spanish, it means “goat tiger” or “goaty tiger”. Chivotigre (or, as we sometimes call him Chivito Tigrecito) is a Siamese/Tiger mix, and […]

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One of the things one does when one moves, at least what I've almost always done, is sort through old stuff. Usually, I do it before I move, to cull things I don't want to go to the new place. I'd had this box of old letters in my friend's attic, from when I stored […]

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Ron Paul is a Republican candidate I almost can support. Almost, but, utlimately, not. He's right on so many issues, like getting out of the empire business entirely, and on limiting the government's ability to spy on us. But he's anti-choice, seems like he wants to eliminate the social safety net, and has some other […]

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