Category Archives: history

I wrote a letter

Dear President Obama, I read today of Canadian Immigration Minister Chris Alexander making a statement that Russian LGBT applicants for refugee status would be looked on with favor. I am writing to ask that the United States of America adopt … Continue reading

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How far?

It’s the Fourth of July. I love fireworks, but I live in a part of the country where the fireworks suck. It’s geography I think. They’re always too damn far away. In the kind of old cities I grew up … Continue reading

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A Mechanical Moment

I’ve recently been lucky enough to come in to possession of a couple of guns I’ve been coveting for a long time. They are the 1897 Winchester shotgun and the 1896 Krag-Jorgensen. My Krag is actually an 1898 model, but … Continue reading

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I was doing some archive stuff today. I found a pair of shoes that I was completely astounded by. Words don’t do them justice, but in case you aren’t believing your eyes (or are vision impaired), they are fairly simple … Continue reading

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The Fourth of July

I love the fourth of July. I’m conflicted about parts of it, but uncomplicated relationships are for uncomplicated minds. I loathe the standard fare patriotism and invented right wing history that this date invokes, but the negatives associated with this … Continue reading

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Poly Styrene

Some people think little girls should be seen and not heard but… The screeching unpolished voice that danced with the sour saxophone. A friend I never met. There seemed to be traces, for a moment, of a horribly transphobic feminist … Continue reading

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What I said at Girl Talk

Cross posted at Body Impolitic note: If I promised you that I’d have this up last week, I’m sorry. You know who you are. I’m going to start by telling a story about someone telling a story about something someone … Continue reading

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