Fair

Indiana State Flag

The new rainbow flag?

This week, the State of Indiana announced its settlement with Alisha Brennon, a relatively anonymous citizen, whose spouse was crushed to death in the collapse of a stage at the Indiana State Fair. What is remarkable about this settlement is that for the first time, the government of IN is treating same-sex spouses the same as different-sex spouses. Read More…

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Louisiana to Gay Adoptive Parents, “Geaux Away!”

An awesome looking family, IMHO. credit: PoesInBoots on flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lusobelga/)

There are few things that get me on my soapbox more than using kids as pawns in somebody’s ad campaign.  From the proponents of Prop8, to child stars on tv, to the cereal companies selling poison in a sugar coated breakfast food, kids are especially vulnerable to the idiocy of both the system and their sometimes sociopathic stage parents. Read More…

Thomas Wolfe Was Right

Happy Birthday, Beautiful!

As a repatriated citizen, there are so many things about life in these United States that, while i took it without question before living abroad, are so peculiar that they only happen here.  This isn’t a list of bitching, it’s just observations.
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Independence means liberation from oppression

Lincoln's View of Washington

Reflecting on what Independence Day means to me, I can’t help but filter it through my experience of being a gay citizen of this country.  To be a minority in this country is a very different experience, and white gay men, uniquely, have the experience of seeing what it’s like to exist on both sides of the line, depending on which side of the closet door they are at the time.  The lessons i have learned as a minority citizen informed me greatly that what i had taken for granted, my majority privilege, is something that has the potential to blind one to the experience of others less “fortunate” to enjoy the same privileges. Read More…

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My intention is for this to be a mixed media blog, so in addition to the written content, there may be images that compel me or images i’ve shot personally as well.  This is not meant to be a space where i air feelings of personal frustration of la quotidienne, but rather an intellectual (as possible, given the subject matter) analysis from my point of view.

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MobileMe Refugee

This isn’t a post of substance; i dragged over the preceding four blog posts that i’d already written on the earlier iteration of this blog.  Since Steve et al. decided to abandon iweb, i have to bring it on over at some point.  If it’s rereading, by all means skip it.  If it’s new to you, then I hope you enjoy.

The Focus/Happiness Correlation

Focus=High, Happiness=???

These guys look super happy.

I left the library tonight after a long, but productive, day of outlining and studying for my finals.  Normally I struggle somewhat to maintain my focus the whole night, which is reasonable, I suppose, but tonight was one of those nights where you blink and 3 hours have gone by.

That concentration and effort left me feeling happy.  Giddy, even.  Was I just overjoyed and geeking out on how fun the rules of court are?  I seriously doubt it.  Was I basking in the glow of a job well done?  Possibly, but the enormity of everything still on my “to do” list precludes that idea as well.   Read More…