Archive for November, 2008

A hot video!

The new Kylie video is really hot! 5:51 PM

November 27, 2008 Comments are Disabled general

Aunt Florence and Thanksgiving

As Brad and I fell asleep last night, we talked about expectations and wishes for Thanksgiving Day.  I actually already had this blog post in my head, but the discussion reminded me that perhaps all of us carry into holidays, expectations and ideas about what a perfect holiday might look like and our perfect day is most likely heavily colored by our past. As a kid, I remember Aunt Florence when I think about any[Read More…]

November 27, 2008 Comments are Disabled general

Today is Counter-Protest Day!

Well, today is the big day for my boyfriend’s efforts.  Today Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church anbd his gang will be in Pittsburgh protesting at a funeral and a few other chosen targets. Brad started a FaceBook group, and hopes to have a very silent/peaceful counter demonstration/witness during the protest at the funeral of Catherine Baker Knoll.  If you are in the Pittsburgh area, and want to support him in this endeavor, please[Read More…]

November 25, 2008 Comments are Disabled Activism

Insight from Meditation

So, I sit semi-regularly, with a small group of folks at work for a noon-time meditation.  Most of the folks involved are buddhist, but not all.  The meditation is simple and comfortable for anyone.  No matter what your belief system (or lack there of) this can be a welcome place.  Call it silent prayer, call it what you will, just come and spend about 30 minutes in silence. I say I attend semi-regularly- partly because[Read More…]

November 25, 2008 1 comment general

Why I follow people on Twitter

So, I’ve been twittering for a while, not sure exactly how long, but about 9 months to a year I guess.  Over that time, I have spent a lot of time on twitter for periods and spent almost no time there during others. And finally, I am starting to feel like I am more connected to some folks on there.  Recently I started using twollow to auto follow people.  And I have begun to think[Read More…]

November 24, 2008 6 comments general

Is hatred inherent in Religion? In Culture overall?

Will write more about this later. Giant baby Donald Trump can’t land a helicopter on Masada so he’s not gonna go at all

November 22, 2008 Comments are Disabled General Commentary

Say No to Hate Speech

I’m possibly an odd one.  While I am opposed to hate speech, I don’t believe the solution is to stop someone from speaking hateful things.  Free Speech is just that Free Speech, and one of the prices we pay for it, is that everyone has a right to do it. I think that the solution to hate speech is two-fold.  First to bear witness to it, and name it as hurtful to a meaningful society,[Read More…]

November 22, 2008 Comments are Disabled Activism
Picture from the Impact Rally

Picture from the Impact Rally

I haven’t posted any pictures from the Impact/ Antiprop 8 rally.  Mostly because I haven’t many good ones.  Here is one that I love the banner.  It reminds me of the Fred Phelp’s banners.

November 18, 2008 2 comments Activism

This is a wonderful site!

I found this awesome blog/site yesterday, called Pam’s House Blend, awesome site, full of great stuff.  Check it out.

November 18, 2008 Comments are Disabled general

Day Without a Gay

My friend send me this link for a Day without a Gay. It is sort of a work stoppage, but instead of doing nothing, the time is devoted to volunteer efforts.  Sounds like an interesting project capable of doing much good.  Not only by the volunteer work, bt also by the level of visibility it can generate.  We know that people are often more likely to be supportive of GLBT people when they[Read More…]

November 17, 2008 Comments are Disabled Activism