Sunday, December 28, 2008

Most of the time, I like being single

It's funny that the only time I regret being divorced, is when I'm bleeding to death...or think I am. Yesterday I cut my finger while washing dishes, and I had a sneaky feeling I'd need stitches. My finger was bleeding profusely, and I was reacting as I do when I drive by an accident: look, don't look, look, don't look. I started worrying that I might pass out. Somewhere between the kitchen sink and the emergency room, I started lamenting being single. There's something about driving yourself to the hospital with your finger wrapped in a Kotex light-days panty liner (a novel use of those, I think), that gives you pause. I don't want my husband back. I don't even want a husband. I know I could have called a friend. But, for one second, I missed being married. I think I'll give up washing dishes...it's easier.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It's Un-Warren-ted

I'm beginning to wonder if I wasted a vacation day when I decided to go to New Hampshire on election day to work for Obama. I don't know what he was thinking, or if he was thinking, when he invited Rev. Rick Warren to give the invocation at the inauguration. Obama says we have to listen to all viewpoints, but when they are based on hatred and fear-mongering, I don't agree. Warren is certainly entitled to his views and his theology, but some of his homophobic rhetoric has been nothing short of scary. Inviting him to participate in this very public platform has the effect of giving some legitimacy to his philosophy.

Bad move, Obama...bad move.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Shoe, Mr. President, Shoe!!

YouTube - Iraqi Journalist Throws Shoes at President Bush Over Iraq War

Maybe it's because I volunteer to teach ESL, but I had to wonder if the shoe tosser was actually trying to tell President Bush to, "Shoo!"

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Salvation Harm Me?

I don't know what stopped me this year. I usually donate to those Red Kettles set up by the Salvation Army during the holiday season. But I stopped...and thought about the homophobia of the organization. I wondered if I should donate. Well, I thought, the organization does a lot of good. I wondered if I was going "a little over the edge." I mentioned my dilemma to a co-worker whose son is gay. "I never give to those organizations," she said.

So tonight I went online. According to several web sites, the Salvation Army actively campaigns against legislation that would benefit lesbians and gays.

So, for now, I'll look for other organizations who "do good," and who support equality for all people.
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