Jane Rule, RIP

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 you think about what your younger self would have thought if you had been able to see yourself in the future.

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Friday Cat Blogging: Chivo Tigre

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 he is way, way cute.

There was a bit of a rough start last week when we brought him home (he bit me pretty hard) but he's calmed down, and has become a wonderful mellow kitty (and even lets us put nasty antibiotic in his ear – he has an ear infection.)

Anywhere, here he is.

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Letters from friends

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 some stuff there during my time in seminary. I moved it, and I'm just now sorting through it.

Reading old letters from friends is always a heart-tugging process. It's been a while since I did it. Most of the letters are from people I no longer am in touch with.

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2008 Election Tidbits

  • 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 stands that I have a hard time with. There is so much to like … and so much to dislike. Sigh.
  • Pat Robertson endorsed Rudi Guliani. Huh?
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