Archive for November, 2008

garlic, activism, interview with a bat

November 24th, 2008

Here’s an instructional video In Which Holly Demonstrates How To Plant Garlic And I Ramble On About The Buddha And A Freaky Dream I Had.


D’you all know about JoinTheImpact? This big spontaneous Read the rest of this entry »

vicarious book tour

November 20th, 2008

Photo 334
Dateline: Hotel Northampton, at the end of my Essential DTWFOF book tour. It’s a cold gray morning and I’m very psyched about driving home today. I’ve been too crazed to do a regular post about each city I was in, but look! If I missed your town, you can watch my presentation here. Read the rest of this entry »

Come to my Essential DTWOF reading in NYC tonight!

November 16th, 2008

If yer in NYC, come to my reading at the Upper West Side Bunns & Noodle at 7pm Monday night, 11/17! Look, here’s a drawing my friend Riva Lehrer made of me Read the rest of this entry »

that toddlin’ town

November 14th, 2008

When I got to Chicago yesterday, my literary escort (my ex Amy asked me if that meant a well-read hooker, but no, it means the person who picks authors up at the airport on their book tours and carts them around) gave me a tour of Obama’s neighborhood. This is his street, all blocked off by the Secret Service. But we didn’t go to Hyde Park just to gawk like these people are doing. Mainly we went there so I could sign books at the 57th Street Bookstore.


Can you imagine George Bush being a member of a co-op bookstore? Oh. So my escort guy worked on the campaign, and was still really, really amped up about everything. He would have stopped the car so we could walk down the street and be frisked by secret service agents, but I demurred. But look, he insisted that I take pictures of Grant Park, and I did my best as we whizzed by.
It’s there, behind that SUV, okay?
So I said in the last post that there was a really lovely, large, ardent crowd at my Women and Children First event last night. I don’t have any photos because I was too busy to take any. I was at the store signing books till 10pm. Near the end, a police officer on her beat happened in. She said her wife was a big fan, and she had me sign a book for her. As I did that, I was also chatting with three young seminarians of various genders, from the Chicago Theological Seminary. Isn’t that kinda wild? That wouldn’t have happened 20 years ago, a cop in uniform and three ministers coming to one of my booksignings.

butch bonding ritual

November 14th, 2008

When I was in LA on Wednesday, I got to hang out a little with my old pal Phranc. Read the rest of this entry »

on the road

November 10th, 2008

Erika, Dylan, Katie
Here I am at Wordstock in Portland yesterday talking to the awesome young cartoonists Erika Moen, on the left, and Dylan Meconis, in the middle, and Dylan’s gf Katie. Portland is such a hotbed of comics and also of queerness, it was quite overwhelming.

So I’m out on this book tour and I’ve been going so flat out I Read the rest of this entry »

ESSENTIAL dykes tour!

November 10th, 2008

If you’re in San Francisco, please come to my reading tonight at Booksmith! 1644 Haight St., 7:30pm.

Tomorrow, Tuesday November 11, I’ll be at the UC Berkeley Bookstore at 4pm. This is in the Student Union, apparently, at the corner of Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave.

Wednesday the 12th I’ll be in Los Angeles at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd. at 7pm.

Thursday the 13th, Chicago! Women and Children First, 7:30 pm.

Then I go home and wash out my leotard, (I’ll send a prize to the first person who gets that reference) and it’s off to New York on Monday.

I’ll be at the Upper West Side Bunns and Noodle on Monday November 17th at 7pm.

Tuesday evening the 18th I’ll be at Lesley College University in Cambridge doing a reading for the Center for New Words.

And Wednesday the 19th I’ll be in Northampton at the Broadside Bookshop at 7pm.

deep in the heart

November 6th, 2008

Have you seen these cool election cartograms?

I’m posting this from Austin TX, in the middle of that purple circle down there to the east of that bluish Texan protrusion. See me? I’m doing some visiting writer stuff at the University of Texas. Speaking tonight, in case you’re in the neighborhood. Though apparently I’m up against not just kd lang, but local icon Gretchen Phillips. I’m gonna catch Read the rest of this entry »

voting in vermont

November 4th, 2008

Here’s my first-person shooter (mostly) video of voting in a small town in Vermont on a paper ballot on a golden November afternoon. No lines, no waiting, no touch screen problems. I was voter #454 at 3:30 pm. There are about 900 registered voters in town.

And I did get the champagne.

Oh! I’m just reading all your posts, and the pleas for a DTWOF election night panel. Man! I wasted all this time on the stupid video, and I should have been doing a drawing. Well…I’ll see what I can do. I got a lot on my plate tonight. I’m leaving on my book tour tomorrow and totally haven’t packed yet, or finished my powerpoint, or had dinner, or nuthin. Let’s see how the evening transpires, okay? Maybe Mo will live-blog.

you bet!

November 4th, 2008

Here’s an interesting site. Bookies’ odds on the election results.

How’s everyone doing? I’m going out soon to vote. And buy a bottle of champagne, though I’m a little afraid that might jinx things.