Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Madmen Season 3: Strong and getting stronger. I love Peggy Olson's narrative.
Glee: Last episode was underwhelming, but it is still going strong.
Cougartown: Why do I keep watching? Watching it is a perfectly neutral experience.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I miss you. I miss talking about our totem animals, and I am still very much a polar bear, as was decided earlier. I miss your beishung bear. Thank you for reading things that I wrote, and thank you for giving me new ideas. It was lovely to meet you when I did, and lovely to know you in some little way, and I am glad to have known you. I respected you and idolized you and were jealous of you for years, and getting to spend time with you was something that remains really precious to me. I was in Vancouver when I heard that you'd gone. I read it in an email while I was at Kinko's. I didn't know who to tell or what to do. I felt overwhelmingly pissed off, and then cheated, and then just sad, really sad.
I have been thinking of you a lot lately, since there have been several events held in your honor already, and more to come. And I have to adjust to the now distant, now slightly aslant, fact of you that is transmuted from the register of the physical to the memorial.
I will remember the sound of the ice cubes in your cup rattling slightly as you walked past the mailboxes and into the gray carpeted hallway of the grad center. The sound made me happy, and it still does.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
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Friday, October 2, 2009
EDMONTON - A transgendered substitute teacher fired by a Roman Catholic public school board has filed a human rights complaint demanding to be reinstated.
Jan Buterman is praised in a letter of dismissal for his teaching abilities, but told his gender change from woman to man is not aligned with the teachings of the Catholic church or its values.