Of Sex, Gender, Lust, & Loos

Toppled by Summer Skyes 11 (CC BY)

Revisiting the basics as the fight to pee and primp in peace continues.

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Braving the Inauguration

Greater Than Fear by Shepard Fairey. Used with permission.

I’m certainly not celebrating. But I bore witness to history and steeled myself for the challenges ahead.

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Happy Arbitrary Line In the Sands of Time

When’s the last time you eyed your goals, plans, and progress? However you mark time, it helps to check in with yourself once in a while.

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Post-Election Recovery: Start Small

fallen short. by Muff McElfresh (CC BY-NC-ND)

Crushed? Dazed? Angry? Scared? Be gentle with yourself. Once you’ve caught your breath and recovered your wits, start small.

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Elections Are a Starting Point. Vote, Then Fight On

Vote for the most competent of our flawed candidates, then spend the next four years working to make our next options better

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Subversive Stories Are Good for You

From "Books Challenged and/or Banned 2012-2013". Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association.

It’s Banned Books Week! I’ve enjoyed or learned from a lot of subversive gems. How many of these have you read?

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The Irony of Rebellion (Part II)

Simple pendulum by Ethan Hein (CC BY) expanded

Simple, prolonged defiance can have unintended consequences. So what do you do with the time your rebellion has bought?

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The Irony of Rebellion (Part I)

Simple pendulum by Ethan Hein (CC BY) expanded

In the wake of “I Ain’t Voting” and other shortsighted acts, a reminder that simple, prolonged defiance can have unintended consequences.

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Solace & Perspective in Untamed Places

Contemplation by David G. Hawkins (CC BY-NC)

We can all use some comfort and perspective in these difficult times. When you feel overwhelmed, head for the wild.

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A Poem for Subversive Explorers

Floating Down by Oblivious Dude (CC BY-NC-ND)

For National Poetry Month, a poem on plumbing history, culture, and reality’s depths to emerge with greater insight and power.

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