In which I learn to reframe a particularly rude and infuriating question that gets asked at every family function.
I adapted. Thanksgiving isn't a Thursday holiday anymore. Now it's a Friday. Christmas happens several days later. Sometimes New Years eve is a day earlier or a day or two later, as well.
Being a woman has nothing to do with my anatomy or my hobbies or my sexuality or my talents.
I started watching it for the humor and the silly musical numbers. No, wait...I started watching it because of her. Rachel Bloom. I'd become aware of her last summer watching an episode of Lip Sync Battles, and felt drawn to her persona. It's not often I look at someone and think I see a physical… Continue reading Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Thoughts on the TV show)
I was listening to the West Wing Weekly podcast on my way to work this morning, as I do. In episode 2.13, they speak with Don Baer, former White House Communications Director in the real-life Clinton White House. He quotes a line from a speech he wrote for President Bill Clinton, given at the US… Continue reading Children of Sacrifice
But my life turned out okay, didn't it? That's the answer I'd expect from some people after I write the post I want to write. This wouldn't be the response I'd get from the people who already "get it." It would be from the ones who regularly refute the premise, but for some reason, they'd… Continue reading Walls of Jericho
I heard a quote yesterday during a conference. The key note speaker called it out as his favorite quote. We "comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable." I just saw a friend on twitter lament over a post on facebook asking "why does everything have to be about race?" And...yeah. Because it is. But it's… Continue reading Afflicting the Comfortable
Dear Dad, I don't know how well I can write this. Rather, I know I can write it well - I just don't know if I could write it well enough to get through to you. For as long as I can remember, I have chosen the path of non-engagement when it comes to discussing… Continue reading Dear Dad