June 4th, 2009 | Other Projects
Wow. I just got caught up on the blog after being AWOL this past week. What a set-to you had there! Thanks to everyone who tried to keep things civil in the discussion that unfolded after Dr. Tiller’s murder. And thanks also to the folks who felt so strongly they couldn’t be civil on this volatile topic. And please come back, M. Pigou! I hope there’s room here for debate, language differences, and varying levels of practice discussing such heavily, um, rhetoricized issues here. If rhetoricized is a word. I mean, some of us have been debating abortion for decades. Some of us are only, like, 20.
Thanks, Maggie, for your wise counsel. Hope you’re feeling better.
Thanks, Soozie, for your gay marriage emma goldman t-shirt:
if I can’t be lifted up on a chair in a white lacy gown with a schmatte in my hand while my guests dance to hava nagila and another woman is doing ditto and holding the other end of said schmatte and if it’s not all legal and binding and stuff? I’m not coming to your revolution…
Thanks, Alex K, for the link to the review of The Little Stranger in the dread Spectator. Has anyone read the book yet? Here’s another review in The Guardian. And an interview with Waters on AfterEllen.com.
I myself have absolutely nothing to report. I’ve been working hard on my book, which I find is pretty antithetical to to blogging when I really get going. It’s a weird adjustment, not to be more present here, not to be doing comic strips about what’s going on in the world. For better or for worse, I’ve really needed to withdraw a bit.
We have a great new person who’s about to start tweaking this site–I’ll introduce her properly soon.