when thoughts don’t stop

Reconnecting with my godmother has given me a lot to think about in the past few weeks. The information she has about my early childhood explains a lot. We spent time drinking beer around a bonfire last night with some really cool folks and those snippets of information that leaked out were incredibly revealing.

Friendship

I’ve been thinking a lot about friendship lately. Never mind that it’s been a VERY long time since I’ve posted anything here. But, that’s not important. I’ve had shit to do. Don’t we all?

declining morality

So, I’ve mentioned before that I’m teaching online this semester. It’s not so bad. I still miss my WTF face, though. I had a student today complain because I added a tiny assignment to the syllabus. All I ask is that in a “writing intensive” class, they prepare an outline for their papers and send … Continue reading

Thinking too much…

I spent too much time thinking about the preacher’s misogyny and whether or not Lin and I were too visibly queer.

facing the thesis

I’m sitting in rural Maryland with the people I call my out-laws. They’re Lin’s parents. They live in a small town called North East, but they really live about 6 miles outside of that bustling metropolis (with two stoplights and a few four-way stops) on a cul-de-sac next to Lin’s uncle. Her cousin is getting … Continue reading

the not-so boredom

so, I wrote on Wednesday about being bored… I seriously have to stop doing that – it’s not good for my health. Thursday morning, the wife and I were downstairs in our basement digging through christmas stuff and figuring out what we could put up without tempting the newest kitten (TARDIS) to drag it down … Continue reading

[semi] daily academia 11252008

Question of the day: How long did it take for someone to write the word “homonormativity”? 1995: “In a society whose institutions embody a presumption of heteronormativity and homo deviance, arguing that we are just like everyone else convinces no one. Further, the argument may not be true: we are just like heteros in the … Continue reading

11192008 [semi]daily academia

“Queer theory recognizes the impossibility of moving outside current conceptions of sexuality. We cannot assert ourselves to be entirely outside heterosexuality, nor entirely inside, because each of these terms achieves its meaning in relation to the other.” (Namaste 1996: 199). Well, there it is. We are who we are because of them. The good part? … Continue reading

[semi] daily academia

A new tradition on TPQ – I pick a random quotation from some random theorists/academic and twist it here to fit my own purposes – after all, that’s the academic experiment, right? So, today on TPQ: “The ‘passing’ imperative, which begins from the moment a SRS-seeker enters a medical office and is sized up by … Continue reading

The paradox of gay marriage rallies

Give this one a thought… it’s giving me pause these days: At gay marriage rallies – rallies in support of gay marriage – people chant “separation of church and state.” Yet they are attempting to attain the right to marriage. The government gives ministers (of churches) the right to preside over marriage ceremonies and legitimate … Continue reading