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July 5th, 2009

08:20 am
Is anybody else on Twitter? I tried using it for a little while last year, but gave up after only a few twits. Since I'm starting to treat this journal a little like a Twitter dumpster, I'm going to start posting any Random Mental Spam that I feel the need to share there instead of here.

Here's my Twitter page:

A semi-regular blog about books, writing & generally anything I am interested in will appear here:

I'll continue to use this journal for personal stuff and for posting fiction for feedback.

As you were.
Current Mood: over it already
Current Music: Beach House - Heart of Chambers

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June 4th, 2009

03:56 am - Interpretive Dance

I love The Abominable Charles Christopher!
Current Mood: smitten
Current Music: Tom Waits - Nighthawk Postcards (From Easy St)

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May 31st, 2009

05:17 am - the world is a beautiful place, by lawrence ferlinghetti.
The world is a beautiful place
to be born into
if you don't mind happiness
not always being
so very much fun
if you don't mind a touch of hell
now and then
just when everything is fine
because even in heaven
they don't sing
all the time

The world is a beautiful place
to be born into
if you don't mind some people dying
all the time
or maybe only starving
some of the time
which isn't half bad
if it isn't you

Oh the world is a beautiful place
to be born into
if you don't much mind
a few dead minds
in the higher places
or a bomb or two
now and then
in your upturned faces
or such other improprieties
as our Name Brand society
is prey to
with its men of distinction
and its men of extinction
and its priests
and other patrolmen

and its various segregations
and congressional investigations
and other constipations
that our fool flesh
is heir to

Yes the world is the best place of all
for a lot of such things as
making the fun scene
and making the love scene
and making the sad scene
and singing low songs and having inspirations
and walking around
looking at everything
and smelling flowers
and goosing statues
and even thinking
and kissing people and
making babies and wearing pants
and waving hats and
and going swimming in rivers
on picnics
in the middle of the summer
and just generally
'living it up'
but then right in the middle of it
comes the smiling


- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Current Mood: happy
Current Music: Rome - Neue Erinnerung

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March 2nd, 2009

11:48 pm - loving for all
I love this quote.

"My generation was bitterly divided over something that should have been so clear and right. The majority believed that what the judge said, that it was God's plan to keep people apart, and that government should discriminate against people in love. But I have lived long enough now to see big changes. The older generation's fears and prejudices have given way, and today's young people realize that if someone loves someone, they have a right to marry.

Surrounded as I am now by wonderful children and grandchildren, not a day goes by that I don't think of Richard and our love, our right to marry, and how much it meant to me to have that freedom to marry the person precious to me, even if others thought he was the 'wrong kind of person' for me to marry. I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry. Government has no business imposing some people's religious beliefs over others. Especially if it denies people's civil rights.

I am still not a political person, but I am proud that Richard's and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That's what Loving, and loving, are all about."

- From Loving for All, a statement prepared by Mildred Loving for delivery on the fortieth anniversary of the Loving vs. Virginia announcement in 2007.
Current Mood: happy
Current Music: Savage Love Episode 110 (Dan Savage podcast).

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