June 30, 2007
I’ve been added to the ever-growing group of listers over at lists(dq). It’s a thoroughly eccentric group of lists so far, and it’s bound only to become more odd and goofy as time goes on. Go check it out!
April 2, 2007
Shakespeare’s Sister et al moved over to a new site called Shakesville, which gave me the kick in the pants I needed to add a couple of other blogs to my blogroll while I was making changes:
- Pam’s House Blend: Pam Spaulding also posts on Pandagon, so there’s some overlap, but it’s a worthwhile read nonetheless.
- Gristmill: “A blogfull of leafy green commentary”–in other words, environmental news and views.
Go check ‘em out!
July 23, 2006
My week out of town turned into more than that away from the blogs, so I have some catching up to do, and I came across a couple of posts today that I wanted to share with my readers (all, you know, two of you…). The first is Christie Keith‘s recent rant against attempts to make the Internet rated-G:
The Internet cannot, must not, ever become a safe and “child-friendly” place, whatever the fuck that means anyway. I think people are completely delusional about children and what they know and understand, but that’s not really even my point. If you try to apply the standard of “child-safety” to the Internet, to ensure that nothing that would upset some fundamentalist homeschooler in the wilds of the Midwest ever sneaks even one hot, wet, throbbing little byte onto the hard drive of her home computer, then we are All. Totally. Fucked. Forever….
Freedom of expression isn’t just a phrase you should let go in one ear and out the other. It really means something. It means something whether you’re just letting all those silly brain bunnies run free on LiveJournal, or ranting about oppression on DailyKos. The principle is identical.
The whole post is well worth the read.
June 21, 2006
June 11, 2006
1. Chaddq has moved–go check out the new homestead!
2. Ah, Big Gay Picture, I hardly knew ye! I removed that link and added one to 365Gay.com for news, events, etc. affecting the GLBT community–and thus, in my opinion, the rest of the human race. If you’d like to read something less discouraging, there’s always FakeGayNews.com, which is amusing… though some of the articles contain at least a nugget of painful truth in them. For example, Outraged Bisexuals Demand Own Slur (“It speaks volumes to the way that bisexuality is overlooked in society that there aren’t even any good slurs for us”) and Nation’s Brightest Lesbians Return to Closet for Graduation Weekend (this could easily be a real article).
3. Finally, a question–are there any blogs or other sites I haven’t linked to that you folks think I ought to? I know, I’m full of questions today…
March 20, 2006
Ooh, an NPR blog… how could I resist? And so I give you Mixed Signals.
Heh heh. Pirates.
March 14, 2006
So maybe this is just a blog about blogs, no? Here’s a rundown of the blogs I’ve linked to already:
- PoMo Golightly: fiction writer and knitter, originally hailing from Connecticut. Her interests are writing, knitting, spinning, embroidery, UCONN basketball–and, if I may be so bold as to add one, dogs. I love her Maddie-girl.
- Notes from Evil Bender: Poet, fiction writer, and all-around smart cookie. “Evil Bender is a transplanted midwesterner living in New Mexico. He may also be a robot from the 31st century.” He has a dog, too. I love his Seamus-boy.
- Dogma: “In which a pet-columnist and pet-book author rambles on about some things furry, some things not. Hey, how many people do you know who subscribe to both the Wall Street Journal and the Whole Dog Journal?” Are we seeing a pattern here?
- Hedgeblog: “Rubensesque art school graduate that was mostly well bred in a snooty neighborhood in the south who now lives in a partly rennovated monument to 70′s bad taste in a suburb on the west side of the Rio Grande in Albuquerque; is a home-based business owner with too many opinions, spooky dreams, spoiled pets, and a geeky husband whom she adores.” And yes, I love her dog, too.
- Caracierge: “Ever wonder what it’s like doing all the things someone has to do so that they can do the things they want to do? It’s pretty great. Follow this blog through my journey starting, establishing, running, and (with hope) succeeding in my own personal concierge, shopping, and errand service.” And she has two dogs.
And here are two I’m planning to add later… I need to pry myself away from the computer for a little while.
- Shakespeare’s Sister (http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/): no dogs here, as far as I can tell, just liberal politics.
- Dogged Blog (http://dogged.typepad.com/doggedblog/): “The politics of just about everything–current events, science, media, culture, dogs, food–and, of course, actual politics.”
- HanktheDog Blog (http://hankthedog.blogspot.com/): “A dogs-eye view of the human-run world.” Heh, it’s a yellow lab. Falling in love with dogs over the internet has not worked out well for me so far (they die and I get hysterical), but I suppose there’s no harm in enjoying it while it lasts.