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April, 2009

Equal Pay Day

Today is Equal Pay Day — the day in 2009 that marks how long women had to work this year before catching up to what a man in the same position, with the same qualifications, earned in 2008. I’m not slamming my job in particular, I have an enlightened employer who pays well for talent and I daresay I make …Continue reading →

Things I’ve read recently

Today I learned a new phrase: public access service dominatrix. Which pretty much sums itself up. Also, Trent over at The Simple Dollar wrote a perfectly wonderful essay about apologizing. It captures the essence of what a good (which today means: real) apology consists of and why it is so important to do meaningfully. I recommend you read it. (His …Continue reading →

Weekly Silliness: #1 song on my birthday

I am *so* uncool . . . — or my parents are/were. The #1 song when I was born was “Ode to Billie Joe” by Bobbie Gentry. In 1964 it would have been “The House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals, in 1965 it was “Help!” by The Beatles. In 1969 it was “Honky Tonk Women” by The Rolling …Continue reading →

Weekly Silliness: How Long Would I Last on a Gay Pirate Ship

(ok, I am the wrong gender, but. . . )

Living Frugal: A Chicken in the Pot Equals Three Meals

A whole chicken is a marvelous way to produce three (or more) meals inexpensively and with little time on your part. Here’s how we do it. Night One: Roast Chicken Dinner 3.5-4.5lb chicken 2 Tbl pesto, OR lemon and 1 Tbl olive oil and 1 tsp salt Remove neck and innards; discard innards but put neck in the freezer for …Continue reading →

I’m not sure what to call this post . . .

Jason over at The Wild Hunt called my attention to the fact that AJ Drew has seemingly called it quits as far as being a public figure. The website is up for sale, packaged along with, and, for $10,000. I’m not sure why that figure was picked, but it is likely very far out of the reach of …Continue reading →

Guns, Rock n Roll and a Wedding: Our Weekend in Ohio

As promised: posted at the ‘family blog’: