i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
4:05 PM: mother, may i?
happy mother's day to everyone who has chosen to be one! may you & your family be blessed w/ joy and peace and love.
in related news, i find myself unable to write much about those who would like to choose -not- to be mothers: i signed up for the NARAL and Planned Parenthood lists and get announcements 3 or 4 times a week. "political work" is a category on my voodoopad todo list every day and every day i keep seeing it slip down the list below "water the garden" and listing what i eat via nibbles. everything i could be, should be doing overwhelms me and i know this is the time to act, but which alert do i choose? i can spend 6-8 hours trying to figure out the best way to respond to something. (and then i can repurpose it, but the hard part is generating the first letter, you know?). there are so many little erosions; i feel if i don't take care of them, too, they'll become emergencies later.
in -another- related issue, i'm having the same problem with net neutrality: so much to say and something new every day to respond to or act on. ask a ninja made me laugh so hard i cried, but i think it only benefits those who already know why you should care about net neutrality.
oh, and don't get me started on the proposed myspace restrictions for children. gotta keep those kids from talking to each other or expressing themselves. they might revolt or something.