When I decided to compile my thoughts in a more organized fashion, my niece said, “Oh, a blog!” So I suppose I now have a “blog.” What I don’t have yet is many followers, so please come back often, share the content, and tell your friends to spread me wide. I hope to put out a thought or two regularly, and I do promise to read and respond to as many fan comments as I can get to! Oh Myy!
This past Monday, when speaking at Princeton University, Justice Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court made a grotesque and astonishing statement. In response to a student’s question about his unyielding support of laws that would ban consensual sexual relations between gay people, even in the privacy of their own homes, Justice Scalia responded, “If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder?”
Okay, pet peeve time. On occasion I like to take a break from taking on the “big” issues and discuss something, well, a bit more esoteric. So here goes.
One of the most annoying things about flying these days is that pesky PA announcement telling us to turn off all electronic devices, including any readers and tablets. I suspect I’m not alone in feeling annoyed. No one has ever explained the point of regulation. I can only suspect it’s to force us to flip through the SkyMall Catalog of Totally Useless Expensive Things.
In the coming weeks, Congress and the President must come to an agreement on taxes and spending, or face the dreaded “fiscal cliff” no one wants to jump off. I’m just one citizen, but here’s what I have to say for what it’s worth: Tax me higher.
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October 11th is National Coming Out day. It is also one day before a very sad anniversary–the death of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, who was beaten, tortured and killed outside of Laramie, Wyoming in 1998.
Eleven years and two wars now separate us from the tragic events of 9/11. As I perform in a show about America’s response to another attack 70 years ago, it struck me today that I should revisit what I wrote on 9/12/01. I present it to you unedited below. Reading it now, I am filled with conflicting emotions–including deep misgivings about how I had hoped the attack would unite us behind common American ideals, and what actually later came to pass.