Category Archives: Books

Find Me Some Fiction

As I’m just starting to revise the novel I wrote for NaNoWriMo, it’s occurred to me that I haven’t been reading much fiction lately, and it might be a good idea to change that. So, I need some suggestions for … Continue reading

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Religious Remainders

I don’t often to “remainders” posts. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever done one. But there were a lot items on my radar and in my news reader today that were religiously related in one way or another. So … Continue reading

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Boss from Hell

I’ve been seeing previews for The Devil Wears Prada, and as much as I’d like to see Meryl Streep sink her teeth into what looks like a pretty over-the-top role, I don’t think we’ll be spending any babysitting mojo on … Continue reading

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Revision Revisited

Remember that book? Yeah, I know. I kind of forgot about it too. The manuscript of the novel I wrote during NaNoWriMo last year has been sitting on my desk since the beginning of this year. When I pulled it … Continue reading

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Not-So-Proud Mary

OK. I wasn’t going to say anything about Mary Cheney’s recent full-court-press to promote her book in the media, but my bullshit meter just went so far in the red that I can’t stand it any more. I kept my … Continue reading

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Gay? It’s All in Your Mind.

Or, according to a new study, it’s all in your brain. Lesbians’ brains react differently to sex hormones than those of heterosexual women. An earlier study of gay men also showed their brain response was different from straight men — … Continue reading

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Too High a Price

it’s probably going to be disregarded by some people — the ones who are mostly unreachable anyway — but the ACLU and the Child Welfare League of America have written the book on gay parenting; the newest one anyway, and it … Continue reading

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I have yet another reason for being embarrassed to be from Georgia. This time the Gwinnett County school board held a hearing to ban Harry Potter, at the request of missionary mom crying "anti-christian bias." Why? Witchcraft, of course. Who … Continue reading

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Wading Through the Wingnuts

Given how often I weigh in on religion, you’d think I’d have jumped on the story about the gospel of Judas by now. It’s not that I don’t have the inclination, just the time. I’ve been interested in the whole … Continue reading

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Weekend Book Review: Self-Made Man

Given my interest in the whole subject of gender, and how often I’ve written about it here, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I picked up a copy of Norah Vincent’s Self-Made Man : One Woman’s Journey into Manhood … Continue reading

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Pouting Over Gay Penguins

I haven’t posted anything yet concerning the recent controversy over And Tango Makes Three, the children’s book based on the famed gay penguins of the gay penguins of the Central Park Zoo. Apparently, parents in Missouri raised such a ruckus … Continue reading

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The Adult ADD Reading List

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, but (naturally) I forgot about it until a reader emailed me a request for some recommended reading for adults with ADD. I’ve always been an avid reader, and that dovetails with … Continue reading

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Introverts of the World Unite?

Introverts forming a movement? As a self-professed introvert myself, that sounds kind of funny. It wouldn’t be a terribly noisy movement, that’s for sure. I picture of big group of people (assuming you could even get a significant number of … Continue reading

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Masulinity as Memoir

Rachel has recommended a few times that I read Michael Kimmel’s essay “Masculinity as Homophobia,” and was kind a while back enough to send me a link to a copy of it after my own searches yielded little more than … Continue reading

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The Freying of America

Several years ago, I was a regular Oprah viewer. I had my VCR (that should tell you how long ago) set to record her show every afternoon, and I’d watch it while having dinner after work. When I read elsewhere … Continue reading

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