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Jun. 21st, 2011 10:00 pm text the dj text the dj text the dj

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May. 20th, 2011 11:07 am Are you ready for the zombie apocalypse?

If you're ready for a zombie apocalypse, then you're ready for any emergency. emergency.cdc.gov

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Sep. 19th, 2009 04:12 pm my gender


My name is

James Sheldon

My gender is

boy, crip, friend of Dorothy, geek, huggy, intelligent, LGBTQIOPPS, male, male-assigned, male-bodied, male-born, philosopher, polyamorous, queer

What's yours?

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May. 25th, 2009 02:05 pm birthday coming up

There's an old joke... what do you get for someone who has everything.... STORAGE SPACE! In this case, my birthday is coming up and I could use some sort of storage container to store something in. A roommate 8 years ago had some stackable storage crates that were translucent, and I'm wishing I had some. So if anyone feels inclined to get me a present... :-)

June 10 is my birthday. June 10, 1981 is my date of birth. Almost 28... wow! :)

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May. 17th, 2009 05:03 pm you forgot your breakfast...

"In Boise, Idaho, in 1955, a schoolteacher sat down to breakfast with his morning paper and read that the vice-president of the Idaho First National Bank had been arrested on felony sodomy charges; the local prosecutor said that he intended to eliminate all homosexuality from the community. The teacher never finished his breakfast. 'He jumped up from his seat, pulled out his suitcases, packed as fast as he could, got into his care, and drove straight to San Francisco... the cold eggs, coffee, and toast remained on his table for two days before someone from his school came by to see what had happened" -John Gerassi, The Boys of Boise, In Gayle Rubin's "Thinking Sex"

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Apr. 10th, 2009 10:53 am Quote of the day: identity politics

"Identity politics enabled many formerly silenced and displaced groups to emerge from the margins of power and dominant culture to reassert and reclain suppressed identities and experiences; but in doing so, they often
substituted one master narrative for another, invoked a politics of separa
tism, and suppressed differences within their own 'liberatory' narratives." - Henry Giroux, "Living Dangerously: Identity Politics and The New Cultural Racism." In Between Borders: Pedagogy and the Politics of Cultural Studies.

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Mar. 27th, 2009 07:46 am quote of the day

"For Huffington to be riffing on the state of public education is, in itself, remarkable, given that she lives in Brentwood, her daughters attend prestigious private schools, and the closest she’s ever come to an inner-city school was the day she accidentally drove by one, causing her to hastily lock the doors and windows of her Prius and speed away." -David Macaray



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Mar. 26th, 2009 04:08 pm the problem of abortion

"For men, abortion is a question of science, law, morals; for us women, it is a matter of violence and suffering. Whereas we demand the abrogation of all punitive abortion laws, and the provision of adequate resources so that abortions are performed in the best possible conditions, we refuse to consider this problem separately from all our other problems, from sexuality, maternity, the socialization of children, etc..." - the Collective of Via Cherubini, Feb 22, 1973. Cited in Sexual Difference, p. 62.

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Mar. 19th, 2009 12:40 pm reading from defenders meeting

"In The Beginning" reading from meeting on 3/16/09
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A reading of "In the Beginning" by Alan Jones, retired Dean of Grace Cathedral, from his book Reimagining Christianity...

IN THE BEGINNING before there were any beginnings and endings, there was no place that was not already God. And we call this unimaginable openness, Ain Soph: beginning without end. Then came the urge to give life to our world and to us. But there was no place that was not already God. So Ain Soph breathed in to make room, like a father steps back so his child will walk up to him. Into the emptiness Ain Soph set vessels and began to fill them with divine light, as a mother places bowls in which to pour her delicious soup. As the light poured forth a perfect world was being created.

Think of it! A world without greed and cruelty and violence! But then something happened. The bowls shattered. No one knows why. Perhaps the bowls were too frail? Perhaps the light was too intense? Perhaps Ain Soph was learning. Almost no one makes perfect the first time. And with the shattering of the bowls, divine sparks flew everywhere! Some went rushing back to Ain Soph, some failing, falling, trapped in the broken shards to become our world and us.

Though this is hard to believe, the perfect world is all around us, but broken into jagged pieces, like a puzzle thrown to the floor, the picture lost, each peace without meaning, until someone puts them back together again. We are that someone. There is no one else. We are the ones who can find the broken pieces, remember how they fit together and rejoin them.

This is the repairing of the world ... the mending of creation in every moment, with every act, we can heal the world and us. We are all holy sparks dulled by separation.

But when we meet and talk and eat and make love, when we work and play and disagree with holiness in our eyes, seeing Ain Soph everywhere, then our brokenness will end, and our bowls will be strong enough to hold the light, and our light will be gentle enough to fill the bowls. As we repair the world together, we will learn that there is no place that is not God!

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Mar. 18th, 2009 01:02 pm Simone Weil on rights...

Don't think that you have any rights. That is, don't obscure or deform justice, but don't think that one can legitimately expect that things happen in a way that conforms with justice; especially since we ourselves are far from being just.
Vertical superimposition.
There is a bad way of believing we have rights, and a bad way of believing we do not have any.
-Simone Weil, Notebooks, II.

Quoted in The Milan Women's Bookstore Collective's Sexual Difference [Also Known As: Non credere di avere dei diritti: la generazione della liberta femminile nell'idea e nelle vicende di un gruppo di donne. (Don't Think You Have Any Rights: The Engendering of Female Freedom in the Thoughts and Vicissitudes of a Women's Group)]

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