Lengthy Linky Randutiae. Also, Rainbow Nails

Ready? David Levithan and Billy Merrell are putting together an expanded edition of The Full Spectrum and are looking for essays about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning and other queer identities by writers under 21.  If you have a story you want to tell, go to www.queerthology.com for details on submitting.  Deadline is August… Read more »

Best Ferry Ride EVAR

Today I took a ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island and back again. In the course of that ferry ride, first I got some super good personal news that I’d been hoping for; then I found out that Barack Obama had endorsed gay marriage; and then I learned that Bitterblue had hit #2 on the… Read more »

“Jarndyce and Jarndyce drones on.”

As often happens, I’ve got tons I’d like to blog about and no time. Ack! So, quickly, I’ve got two recommendations to offer: A book called The Brothers Story, by Katharine Sturtevant. Loved the characterizations, loved being inside Kit’s head while he works through a whole lot of things. If you like BBC productions of… Read more »


Spanish cover —> click to enlarge —> Hi everyone! What’s going on with you these days? Ready to hear my 4 for the win? 1. TWO OF THE WORLD’S BEST PUBLISNOODS So, if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may recall my snood-ish battle cries, such as, OUT, DAMN SNOOD! and SNOOD,… Read more »

February 14: Interplanetary Be Who You Are Day

So, there are a lot of things I don’t like about Valentine’s Day. For example, where our roses and diamonds come from. But less urgent, and closer to home, here’s something else I don’t like about Valentine’s Day: it tries to divide people up into two neat categories. (1) People who are madly in love… Read more »

“Mawage. Mawage is what bwings us togefer today. Mawage, that bwessed awangement, that dweam wifin a dweam…”

(From The Princess Bride ^_^) Today I’m answering FAQs about marriage. (That dweam wifin a dweam.) Spoiler status: ALL of these questions contain Graceling spoilers, which is why I’m separating this paragraph from the questions themselves with a delightful picture of my youngest fan, whose name is Callum. If you don’t want to know what… Read more »