Monthly Archives: October 2009

National Book Award Finalists Announced

What this list says to me is that I need to get reading.  Of late, however, I’ve been slogging through Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals: the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.  It’s good, but as bedtime reading I’m only … Continue reading

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An Amazing Weekend, pt. 4 (final), in photos

I’ve already posted some pictures from the National Equality March here, but here are a few more:

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An Amazing Weekend, pt. 3, in photos

I’ve said enough; here are some pictures! This was our crew at HRC’s National Dinner on Saturday night: And here is a gallery of some other shots from the evening:

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An Amazing Weekend, pt. 2

This blog post by Rex Wockner gives a good sketch of the perceived divide I mentioned, especially if we consider the title: Grassroots, Netroots, Stonewall 2.0 Activists Demand Equality, Formalize Split With Activist Establishment Seeing the issues in such a … Continue reading

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An Amazing Weekend, pt. 1

I don’t know that I could have written a less descriptive or creative title for this post, but I really don’t know what else to say.  It was, truly, an amazing weekend.  Washington, DC was crawling with LGBT activists and … Continue reading

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The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

Two weeks ago I remembered Matthew Shepard.  I’ve sort of been remembering him every day since.  Mrs. Shepard’s book is one that has the ability to touch the hearts and minds of many people, just as her advocacy work and … Continue reading

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Obama’s Nobel Win

I’ve read and heard a lot about President Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize.  Most of it doesn’t really interest me very much, in part because of its predictability.  My initial reaction was one of curiosity rather than shock — … Continue reading

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Fall is here

Thanks to DCist and afagen for this gorgeous picture of the Shenandoah National Park as the leaves change colors.  I haven’t really paid much attention to the leaves since I left New England two years ago, but pictures like this … Continue reading

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Happy Columbus Day

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DC’s National Cathedral

This may round out my hanging-on-to-summer-don’t-want-it-to-get-cold-even-though-I-love-winter-clothes posts.  I finally went to the National Cathedral a few weeks ago.  It’s an odd spectacle to see something like it in DC — especially considering how absurdly young it is — but nonetheless … Continue reading

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