April 2007

I’ve been AWOL, I know, with both good and bad reasons. First, the good. I saw Uma for the first time in weeks and she is doing so amazingly, astonishingly well, I almost did a cartwheel. It is good that I restrained myself, as people might then have to visit me in the hospital, and […]

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones

Let’s get this over with right up front: I’m a believer in the apocalypse, at least the man-manufactured one that seems, barring a late-Act III entrance from some serious, ass-kicking deus ex machina, inevitable. Additionally, I must confess that I came to my knowledge/world view late in the game, getting turned on to Kunstler and […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones,The Political Ones

One of my odder fascinations has always been with the homely, humble art of thrift. I’m sure it springs partly from my fear of money (more specifically, of living out my retirement years in a shopping cart). Like lots of 60’s babies, my young world was populated by adults who lived through the Depression; spend […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

Really, if I look at it, my life has been one long, loopy trajectory that’s about me getting down with two things: (1), I am a BIG nerd; and (2) given my BIG NERD druthers, or at least a return to my default settings, I would not be a Mad People Magnet but That Crazy […]

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I’m all for blogs, clearly. But there is, when all is said and done, something about a book. You can bring a book on a train! You can read it in bed or on the couch or in the tub. You can love it up and pass it along. And while I’m delighted when people […]

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Apr 9, 2007 6

¬°Feminista!

It pains me to confess this, but for a slice of my misguided youth, I referred to myself as a humanist. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I love skeptics, literally. While I hew to the woo, myself, I’m extremely pro-atheist: they tend to be smart and open-minded, which makes them very, very good […]

Posted in: The Political Ones

As Professor Tom Leykis says, I can advise on mistakes because I’ve made almost all of them. One of my big lessons this spin around seems to be about ego: specifically, keeping it the hell out of the way. Pride has kept me in more foolish situations for more years than it’s comfortable to remember, […]

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones

A lot of what I do here on communicatrix-dot-com, or try to do, anyway, is externalize my process. Not because I’m a narcissist, but because I learn best from other people who externalize their own processes, so it’s kind of natural to do the same. But the other reason I externalize publicly is to do […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones