The Lady Washington

Alec and I took a walk today at Percival’s Landing in the sun and brisk wind. It is starting to feel like fall is coming at times. The tall ship The Lady Washington is docked in Olympia until September 4th.

Has Canada Got the Cure?

Alec had open heart surgery about 4 years ago and so he is on meds for that. I have adult onset epilepsy (7 grand mal seizures since 1998) and I was recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. I take medications for those. And both of us have claudication. “a circulation problem that causes …

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The Reverend William Howard Melish was one executor of my father’s estate

The house once belonged to communists: Mary Jane Melish, a distant cousin of the Marshalls, and her husband, an Episcopal priest named William Howard Melish, who oversaw the awarding of the Stalin Peace Prize (the communists’ alternative to the Nobel Peace Prize) in 1953. In 1943, he joined the board of the National Council of …

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article: I Want Your Sex

The world of men can be divided into two groups: Those who feel empty after the completion of a one night stand and those who roll over and go to bed feeling completely satisfied. This emotional divide among males is equally as dramatic as the more publicized difference in sexual orientation between gay and straight …

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Freaky Fridays

Freaky FridaysWireTap’s bi-weekly sex and relationships column for organizers, activists, change makers, closet progressives and for the young at Sex Goddess, WireTap. ~ August 18, 2006

article: Is Marriage Rational?

In the debate over who can marry, both sides imbue the institution of marriage with an importance it neither deserves nor possesses. Back in 1983, I sold my own wedding. My mother, a lifelong New Yorker, refused to make a trip to California, so in exchange for moving the location of my wedding to Long …

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How right-wingers see the New York Times

Hover your mouse over stories in this electronic edition of the New York Times on the Huffington Post site to get an idea of how articles are spun: A Right-Winger Reads the NY Times from the Huffington Post Contagious Festival found onBoing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things

“Out of the Margins” ~ on the experiences of LGBTQ youth in foster care ~ press release & article

Press Release: Lambda Legal and Child Welfare League of America Launch Report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth in Foster Care: Out of the Margins documents the experiences of LGBTQ youth in foster care across the country. (Washington D.C., August 16, 2006) — Today, Lambda Legal and the Child Welfare League of America …

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