commented on Today in Jane Austen News
I'm just disappointed in Jen Graves that she let Anna scoop her on this really-very-important arts story.
commented on Not Without My Ducklings
Meanwhile, in the Heron's nest Mama Heron and her chicks wait hungrily while Papa Heron tries to bring something, anything, home to feed his family.
"Will we have supper tonight?" Young Herald Heron asks.
"I don't know, son. I just don't know."
commented on A "Surprising Slump" In the Number of White Americans
I wonder if a lot of this has to do with interracial marriage/kid-having. Of my white friends, probably half who have children are married to partners of another race, and those kids are not "white." Now if we allowed fractions in our counting, my (totally uninformed) guess would be that numbers would stay consistent.
commented on Why I Ride Fearlessly Without A Helmet
27 years ago this week (June 3 to be exact), my beautiful smart healthy mother was killed by a truck driver as she rode to work on Mission Street in San Francisco. On behalf of my 3-year-old self who never saw her mother again, my grandmother who could never sleep through the night without heavy medication afterwards, my father, my brother, and the man whose life was ruined because he has to live with the fact that he took a young mother away from her family I say fuck you. Fuck your cavalier attitude. Fuck your indifference to the feelings of the people who care about you. Fuck your political statement.
Yes, we'd all be better off if there was the necessary awareness and infrastructure to keep cyclists safe but until then fuck you and fuck your desire to be a god damned martyr.