Archive for June, 2009

The Little Stranger

June 28th, 2009

little stranger

Time to talk about The Little Stranger. My pal, the Queer Theory Professor, is going to help me get the ball rolling.

QTP: The first thing I notice is what the book lacks: queer romance of any sort; Read the rest of this entry »


June 28th, 2009

Thanks, everyone, for keeping the conversation going here–I’ve been very inattentive to the blog, partly because I’ve been working hard on my book. Here’s a sketch, as proof.


This is a scene of a Pride march in NYC that I attended in the early eighties. Read the rest of this entry »


June 17th, 2009

Okay, you’re right. Obama’s DOMA brief is really a problem. I’d heard something somewhere about how his reasoning was that if he made waves over DOMA, it would give the GOP back their base-rallying cry at a point when they’re in disarray. Read the rest of this entry »

good vs. evil

June 15th, 2009

Okay, I’m sorry, but what with disputed election in Iran and North Korea shooting off missiles and the attempt to reform health care, I really can’t get too worked up about DOMA. I just got back from the new Star Trek movie. I’m hoping that maybe Obama is like young Spock sending young Kirk–us gay people–to the ice planet. Where we’ll find the older, future Spock/Obama, and eventually, after a lot of special effects, we’ll get our civil rights, which was part of the plan all along. Or not. I can’t really understand movies any more.

But in the spirit of Star Trek, plus the trailers for 10 other nonsensical action flicks I had to sit through, I’ve compiled an action flick of my own. Here are a few of the titanic conflicts that have been raging around here lately.

Go, Chaz!

June 11th, 2009


Chastity Bono’s transitioning. Read the rest of this entry »

site update

June 9th, 2009

Look at all the strange new things going on here! Shawn changed the header up there today. And the new wordpress magician, Alison Abreu-Garcia, has numbered the comments and done a bunch of other little things.

More change is afoot! But don’t worry, we’re just kinda playing around and trying things out.

Thanks to everyone who sent resumes and websites in response to our search for a wordpress helper. By way of introducing Alison, I just have to show you the link she sent in her email. Go here, then click on ” where it says “If your name is alison bechdel, click here.” That just kinda won me over. So, welcome Alison A-G.

Is everyone on board with starting the discussion of THe Little Stranger on 6/28? NLC, thanks for the link to the NPR interview with Sarah Waters today.


June 4th, 2009

Photo 90

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 Read the rest of this entry »