It occurred to me a few moments ago that I haven’t heard any UB40 in almost a week. Why had I been hearing UB40? Well, as many of you know, I spent two weeks in Maui recently. The radio stations are sparse, as are the repertoires. Most of the music consisted of UB40 wannabees, [...]
islands visited: 3 dolphins seen: about 400 (they were spinners!) turtles seen: 3 humuhumunukunukuapuaa seen: 6 crazy fucking hawaiians met: 1 tropical storms avoided: 1 hitchhikers named elvis picked up: 1 nights spent drinking with a girl I call Bird: 2 green flashes seen: 0 books read: 2 1/2 visits to The Fish Market [...]
Coming from a beach town (Panama City Beach, Florida), I am not usually awed by water and sand. Seeing sunlight on water is religious to me—nothing else quite looks like a god kissing the world. Hawai’i is therefore a beautiful place, a generally welcoming place, in terms of the land and the water. I [...]
It was the President’s birthday yesterday. I’m finding it odd to have a President younger than my mother. It’s even more odd to realize that one day, I’ll have a President younger than I am.
Well, today I turn 34. People keep asking me if I’m worried about being a 30-something. I actually tend to forget how old I am at any given moment. I often have to do math during the year when people ask me. I just don’t see myself as defined by my age. I [...]
The Governator has cut ALL funding to battered women’s shelters. He’s also cut aid to family programs which primarily serve women and children in need.
Now I know that some women are the batterers and that some men are single fathers, but I’m going to address this call to men.
Men: We have one [...]