So I’m being horribly decadent, but riding Amtrak’s Empire Service up to Hudson lying back in Business Class is super comfy.
This started out as a response to @colinwalker, but grew beyond that. Some thoughts on interesting blogs to follow in 2018: Letters and Sodas—Great book reviews on a wide range of topics. Balkinization—Looking at politics through a legal lens. Love, Joy, Feminism—A woman who grew up in a Quiverfull family and her journey towards a more liberal view of family, sexuality and the world. Putting the Life Back Into Science Fiction—Looks at the possible consequences of climate change through imagining the future. Tits and Sass—A blog by and about Sex Workers. Field Negro—Politics from an African American Man’s perspective. Warren Throckmorton—An evangelical preacher/psychologist who used to believe you could pray away the gay, but absorbed research and experience that it’s impossible to do so. An important conservative religious voice on the disjunction between evangelicals and the modern world. Feministe—Feminist perspectives on the world today.
Looks like I certainly side on the liberal end of things. Perhaps I need more conservative voices in my feeds, but it’s pretty hard today to find ones that engage with reality.
My niece: Did Dad leave his phone downstairs?
Me: Gasp! It’s like he’s limbless!
30 seconds pass.
My brother: Hon, could you bring my phone upstairs?
Gotta love canine time!
Sweet Yellow Lab:
Failed Guard Dog—Too Friendly:
Right in the middle of a piece about Trumps inflammation of racism, @NYTimes drops a graph about how there have also been anti-Trump harassment & assault. Without any examples. ‘Cause we must leave the impression that “Both Sides Do It”.
Sitting in the theater waiting on Star Wars. OMG! OMG! OMG!
Rebecca Thompson is doing good work supporting and mentoring women of color who run for office.
With all the talk of African American women in Alabama saving the country, we need to support them and elect many more to local, state, and national governments.