Monthly Archives: October 2012

Richard Mourdock, Rape, Pregnancy, and the Greek Gods

[I’ve been working over this post off and on for days. It’s weird and a bit disjointed. Not sure if it conveys what I want to get across, but I’m sick of looking at it in my drafts queue. It’s … Continue reading

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Ariadne

In which I play games with mythology: The usual story is that Ariadne fell in love with Theseus and told him how to find his way back out of the Labyrinth when he set off to kill the Minotaur. Theseus … Continue reading

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Lost Cause—Flash Fiction

“I know I’m not going to succeed. That doesn’t matter. What matters is that I took a stand. I don’t like people bringing their dogs out of the building and just letting them urinate everywhere. I’ve had it. Whatever happened … Continue reading

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Mr. and Mrs. Chester Dale Dine Out

An elegant hotel restaurant on Fifth Avenue. A beautiful woman, a handsome man. Evening clothes worn with the grace of people who wear such clothing regularly. He is a powerful, important man. You can see that in his strong profile—the … Continue reading

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Lessons in Avoiding the Subject You’re Talking About

A small group of women, who call themselves Missouri Women Standing with Todd Akin (MWSTA), have banded together to support the embattled Republican senate candidate. The Guardian had an article about them last week, Todd Akin’s female army: “We want … Continue reading

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