We have finally reached that frenzied stage, the last week of the year in which everyone is really just marking time, at this point, waiting for the New Year. It’s sort of like the last week of school. There’s no real point in doing anything or expecting anyone to focus because, well, there’s a spirit […]
This is just to say that Anna is awesome. You will never even begin to approach her awesomeness. She’s so awesome, when you look up “awesome” in the dictionary, the dictionary wishes it was cool enough to have secured rights to use a photo of her for the entry. She’s so awesome, extreme athletes call […]
I have been overwhelmed by the response to my Open Letter to Feministing and the FWD/Forward group blog. When the numbers of comments started climbing up on my open letter post, I made a personal pledge to myself; if it reached 200, I would donate $100 to a charity chosen by the readers. Well, I […]
Hello, all! Reader Holly Kearl, who is collecting street harassment stories for a book, is looking specifically for stories from people with disabilities who have experienced street harassment because of their disability status. Here’s what she has to say: I’m writing a book on gender-based street harassment. One of my goals with this book is […]
So, new television is starting up again. This very week, in fact! Which means that I am probably going to be writing about television that’s on the air, rather than dissecting television that was on the air, and now is not. In the past, I’ve done a weekly roundup discussing television, but I think people […]
Hello there, Gentle Readers who also happen to be residents of Fort Bragg: One of my neighbors had his van broken into on Wednesday night/Thursday morning while it was parked on Stewart Street. Whoever broke in took a substantial amount of musical equipment, which sucks both because he is a musician and he likes playing […]
Evidently that’s the traditional gift for your fourth anniversary. Oh, but the modern gift is “appliances,” which I find delightfully capitalist. And I do need a new vacuum. That’s right, kids, this ain’t livin’ turns four today. Oddly enough, the trial for the criminal event which served as an inspiration for the very first post […]
Seriously, guys, the Laurel Street light? Still not working. Maybe the 4th of July weekend was not the best weekend to break it?
It’s 4 July, which means that you can anticipate many more photos of the Mendocino 4th of July Parade. But here’s a little teaser.
Last week, I was peaceably working when I saw a highly suspicious person skulking around the neighborhood, peering in windows, and I had a momentary crisis of conscience as I tried to decide whether or not to take Neighborhood Watch Approved action. My dithering was interrupted when this person knocked on my door and asked […]