11202008 [semi] daily academia

“In the case of gay marriage, the push for state-sanctioned kinship reconsolidates the exclusionary practices of the institution of marriage. This move recodes “good” forms of national kinship (monogamous, consumptive, privatized) while punishing those that fall outside of them, particularly those forms of racialized and classed kinship that continue to be the target of state … Continue reading

Getting the roof fixed

So, our roof had a leak. Nothing major, just some water coming in because of some mis-installed flashing around the chimney. But it made me somehow feel more at home in our house. If you remember an earlier post about disorientation, and how I feel disoriented in my own home because it is a solidly, … Continue reading

Sleep Paralysis and Del Shores

I *woke* up this morning to an episode of sleep paralysis. Haven’t had one of those in years… They’re always really creepy, and always bring me back to that disorientation thing. It’s like the ultimate in what I’ve always told my counselors (you know, we all need those, and I”m thankful for free ones through … Continue reading