Archive for November, 2007

Going Grey

“Today was quite a laughable day on CNN’s American Morning (more than most, anyway). For those who aren’t aware, today is Black Friday. No, not anything like Black Saturday, At Dangler’s Mom’s house. No where near as funny or amazing, trust me. Rather it’s the official start of the American holiday shopping season.”

American Fascists

“Hypermasculinity becomes a way to compensate, especially since the unspoken truth is that Christian men are required to have a personal loving relationship with a male deity and surrender their will to a male-dominated authoritarian church. Submission to a church authority, after all is a potent form of emasculation.”

Appreciating Effort

“Neatly written within the opening paragraph, my mother wrote, “I wanted to let you know what was happening while you were sleeping.” There I sat, by myself at the kitchen table looking through an important piece of personal history. Hardly in a position, then or now (quite fitting actually) to return the warmth I was able to peruse all these many years later.”