Yep, I’m Gay

The virgin lobbyist

Last Wednesday I found myself standing in a line, in front of a state representative, waiting for my turn to tell him in two sentences why I, being a lesbian, was a decent enough human to ado


Endless vocation

What are a few days of school? It’s not like you’re going to miss anything. 

Keeping Up with the Jones

A presidential press conference for Black History Month

Wolf Blitzer: Good morning, this is Wolf Blitzer. President Barack Obama has called an unexpected Black History Month press conference to, in his words, “Comm

Raised Relief


On a long stretch of road in southern Indiana a few years ago I happened upon the mangled form of a hawk that had been struck by something large.

Summary of My Discontent

Going post-postal

Now that America’s appliances are out on the front porch and the car is up on cinderblocks, it’s becoming routine for our most cherished institutions to call in sick and spend the

Yep, I’m Gay

Fairness, phase one

I have relatively few pet peeves. I’m just that great.

Fables of the Deconstruction

Kiss on my list

Valentine’s Day is the worst holiday ever foisted upon the natural human (except maybe Christmas).


Diogenes shrugged

I might just stop paying my taxes.

Raised Relief

The Boss and The Man

An open letter.

Dear Mr. Springsteen,

Summary of My Discontent

Present-traumatic stress

In the sandwich shop, the woman — pretty, rumpled, with two young children in tow — looks dazed.