We went to the polls today for you.
This is political and election-related, so I debated whether I was breaking my “Safe Zone” promise by posting it here. It’s a speech First Lady Michelle Obama gave yesterday in Manchester, New Hampshire, so of course it refers to that horrible man. But: it also brings rightness back; it’s uplifting and hopeful; it made me… Read more »
I haven’t been blogging stuff about the election, because I have no interest in subjecting myself or you to any additional acknowledgment of the waste of humanity Republicans have chosen as their representative. He would fit perfectly into one of my books as one of my vile kings. And yet there he is, a chosen… Read more »
On the chance you have not yet seen Bernie and the bird. (If you can’t see the vid, go to my Blog Actual.) Sorry again for the lack of blogging. I am trying so hard to get my next book in shape so it can get out into the world!
JonArno Lawson doesn’t see the world the way other people do, THANK GOODNESS. His most recent book release is Down in the Bottom of the Bottom of the Box, surreal poems decorated with the paper cuts of artist Alec Dempster. The Human Being Bombard its brain with cosmic rays.redden its eyes with Mars —set its… Read more »
Sometimes I wonder if Rush Limbaugh is a secret liberal whose strategy is to make the far right look JUST THAT BAD. If only. But listening to all the conversation and outrage that’s followed his most recent vile contribution to the national dialogue, I can’t help but feel like he’s accidentally done feminism a favor…. Read more »
This week, my happiness about Elizabeth Warren running for Senate in Massachusetts… (transcript here) …combined with this (funny? offensive? certainly clever, certainly reductive) t-shirt for sale at Threadless Tees… (click on it to enbiggen; you can buy it here) …combined with my recent perusal of maps because I’m going on vacation next week to a… Read more »
So, when I posted about Winter’s Bone a few weeks back, I didn’t realize that the main actress, Jennifer Lawrence (whom I greatly admired), is our future Katniss Evergreen. (Edit: EverDEEN. Can I blame that on my voice recognition software? It’s clearly read Harry Potter and a lot of Charles Dickens, but The Hunger Games… Read more »
In my signing line at Saint Mary’s College, a few people expressed surprise that I’d come to South Bend to do an event. The explanation is simple: I have family there. And family tradition: a LOT of people in my paternal family are alums of Notre Dame or Saint Mary’s, and a few of them… Read more »