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My Fifth Apocalypse, Day 3: The Rainbow Connection

My Fifth Apocalypse, Day 3: The Rainbow Connection

Today was a bit brutal. I'm starting to notice a deadening in people's eyes when I talk to them on Zoom. Tonight, the mayor put us under a half-ass Shelter-in-Place called "Safer At Home" -- Jesus, just call it what it is, that encapsulates everything I hate about...

My Fifth Apocalypse Day 2: Constitutionals

My Fifth Apocalypse Day 2: Constitutionals

(For Day 1, go here). First things first, one very important victory on this first day of working from home with Ashley: she did not kill me when I hung the toilet paper the wrong way.  It’s surprising me, what I’m noticing: the air is clean and the helicopters...

My Fifth Apocalypse

My Fifth Apocalypse

I’m writing this on my first night home since the governor closed all the bars and restaurants, and since they started shelter-in-place up north. It’s hard to write a first sentence about right now that doesn’t sound like the beginning to a dystopian novel where we...

Some thoughts on online teaching

I've been teaching online and in person a loooonnnnggggg ass time. So I thought I'd send out just a couple honest pointers about teaching online in case you suddenly find yourself doing so. And I'm gonna do so from a real perspective, not from the POV of...

Brief rant

RANT BEGINNING<<Sometimes I think about my high school teacher who said, in 1996, that his generation and the generations before him had tamed history, and that what we would live through would be so easy in comparison. He was a great teacher otherwise, but what...

Rant on the Uber Bill

It's looking like AB5, "the Uber bill," might cost me half my yearly income. One client fired all their freelancers and asked them to sign up through an agency who would then get more money I could be getting. Another couple of clients are still trying to figure it...

RANT (On Bi people)

RANT BEGINNING <<I'm at home with a fever, but I just had to write something ...  If you are one of those people who I can sense are thinking "Why does he keep going on about bi people--do they matter?", just take a look at what is happening to bi...

A rant #2

Due to popular demand, I am posting these here as well as my Facebook! Rant beginning <<Now that the primary’s getting especially brutal (already), it seems good time to remind people that I’ll support whatever democrat with all I got because the mfer in power...

Dear Anderson Cooper

I’m reaching out to you because I want you to know that what you did was also a serious strategic mistake. For the sake of millions of LGBTQ people around the world – not to mention for the sake of our democracy, the climate, and the millions of poor people and people of color under attack by this administration – I hope that you recognize it isn’t too late to make things right.