Saturday, September 29, 2007

Poetry Reading October 11th in Edmonds

If you happen to be in Edmonds, Washington on October 11th, stop by and hear me read.

I'll be reading poetry at Edmonds Community College at 2pm in Mill Creek Hall.

That's National Coming Out Day, always a good day to scare your
neighbors by kissing in the flowerbeds. Or reading poetry out loud.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Card-Carrying Member

Today E. and I got an envelope from the Office of the Secretary of State. How exciting! How charming! The certificate looks like they bought a bunch at Office Depot. How can I capture the glossy feel of the CARRYING CARD, with its underwater blue shimmer and REGISTRATION NUMBER
printed on the front?

This is not being married.

This is not at all like being married.

I should know, because I am married to E. in Canada.

This feels like we're being watched. This feels creepy and Orwellian.

Best of all is the sentence in the little form letter (printed wrong way around on the page):
"The Office of the Secretary of State does not have authority to enforce any of these rights."

Basically, this means nothing.

And what an ugly contrast to our wedding in Vancouver, where strangers stopped us on the street to take our picture, where we felt welcome and invited in strangers' homes.

Separate but equal. Laminated cards. They're laughing at us but what we're feeling is a lot more serious.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Send a wedding cake to Jerry Sanders

The mayor of San Diego has just changed his position on same-sex marriage in a dramatic and poignant speech. His daughter is a lesbian; several of his staff members are gay; and gee, separate isn't really equal, is it?

Somebody needs to hug this guy. His honesty is so refreshing that it's actually shocking to hear:

http://cbs5.com/video/?id=26888@kpix.dayport.com

Saturday, September 15, 2007

A home for Homeschooling in 2010

Excellent news, folks.

My novel _Homeschooling_ has found a publisher.

Updates and information to follow soon!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Joan Nestle speaks out

www.joannestle.blogspot.com

We should all be so brave.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Return Of Baby Mayhem

My dear Elizabeth has a fabulous story in Juked, just out. Look and see:

http://www.juked.com/2007/09/naturalselection.asp

And it's almost that time of year again: time to revive Baby Mayhem.

She's our invented baby. Incredibly cute, and such a conversation starter! When people ask us what we do with our time (seeing as how we're so childless and lonely and bored), we show pictures (blank, of course) instead of boring them with artsy narratives about whatever we happen to be writing.

People feel better when you have a baby; it's true.

You can borrow her if you want.