Coming Out of Left Field

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Quote of the day

"I have not yet begun to fight." - John Paul Jones

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Monday, March 29, 2004

Round 3 for gay marriage

For the third time, Mass. lawmakers are meeting to vote on an anti-gay marriage amendment. If you're in-state, please urge your legislators to vote NO on constitutional discrimination. The State House switchboard is 617-722-2000; to get names and numbers for your senator/rep, visit

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Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Five things I've learned in the last few days

-- There is an awful lot of crap on TV. Contrary to expectations, the greater the number of channels, the more crap there is.
-- Sleep is underrated. Drug-induced drowsiness, though, is something to be dreaded and avoided if possible.
-- Life does go on when you don't check your e-mail. You will, however, have hundreds of lovely spam messages when you do get around to it.
-- Standing up requires many more muscles than I thought it did. As a consequence, I haven't been doing it too often.
-- Spring training games, no matter who's playing or how awake I am, are damn fun to watch.

Back to TV, then bedtime, for the third time today ...


Monday, March 15, 2004

Taking a break

With all that needs doing in the next couple of months, going away for the weekend may not sound like a smart move. In reality, two days in a cozy guest lodge was just what the doctor ordered. We ate yummy food, walked some, danced some, played some games (I was introduced to Phase 10 and Cranium, both great fun) and did a heck of a lot of socializing. I even tried cross-country skiing, with predictable results:

1. My ears take in my instructor's injunctions, and pass them on to the arms and legs.
2. Said arms and legs process the message, and send back a reply, "You want me to do what? Are you out of your mind?"
3. Since arms and legs aren't performing properly, my brain attempts to direct them remotely.
4. Arms, legs, and the rest of me, still arguing, end up in the snow.


With any luck, I will have mastered the art of skiing without falling before my (as of yet unborn) kids do ...

Friday, March 12, 2004


March 29?! They're not meeting until March 29? What the hell is that?!

Don't tell me about judicial meddling. This is interference of the worst order. To them, it's a question of law. To me, it's a question of my future, my partner's future, my future children's future, the future of God knows how many people around this state and elsewhere.

Maybe the other side expects us to give up. Maybe they hope that people will get tired of all the debating. Maybe they think that we won't want to fight anymore.

Guess what, guys? You got another think coming.

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Monday, March 08, 2004

An Oval Office invite?

There's all sorts of useful info in The Essential Guide to Lesbian and Gay Weddings, including a tidbit that'll interest all those folks in San Francisco, New Paltz and Portland: if you send a wedding invitation to the President of the United States (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20500), you're supposed to get a letter of congratulations signed by the president and the first lady.

One of the book's co-authors got no answer from the senior George Bush, but did receive one from the Clintons. One wouldn't think that the current president would send one, but since he should be in favor of gay marriage after all (free registration required), Junior just might come through. Remind me to add him to the list. *grin*

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Down in Florida, it's Yankees 11, Red Sox 7 ...

... and up here, it's snowing. Yep, just another spring in Boston. *sigh*

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Friday, March 05, 2004

A cartoon about Shrub, aka Smeagol

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Rob Rogers:

Unfortunately Mount Doom isn't handy, but you can encourage legislators not to make the ring in the first place:

Oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment

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Tuesday, March 02, 2004

A modest proposal ...

... not from me, but from a gent by the name of Stephen Murray. His Epinion takes the Bible literally -- all the way to its logical conclusion:

A proposed Constitutional Amendment to restore traditional marriages

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Monday, March 01, 2004

The price of health

Today's entry, inspired by Mastercard ...

Subway fare from Chestnut Hill to Boston: $2.50
Co-pay for specialist's visit: $10
Prescriptions for assorted asthma drugs: haven't done the math (not sure I want to)
Money that'll be missing from this week's paycheck: a couple of hours' worth

Being able to breathe, no matter the season: priceless