Tuesday, January 20, 2009


From Crooks & Liars this clip from Easter Sunday, 1939, when contralto Marian Anderson sang at the Lincoln Memorial after the D.A.R. refused to let her perform because of the color of her skin. Apparently Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the organization in protest.

If you haven't seen the movie Milk, directed by Gus Van Sant, please go now! It amazes me that we are still debating, and fighting for, basic human rights. Progress is a slow and difficult benefit to life.

Monday, January 19, 2009

It's Who's Hot (and who's not) Monday!

Thinking of ways to keep the postings here consistent and I came up with this. (damn you Betts!!!) At least I'll feel compelled to post on Mondays...


Everyone is hot this week.

Bettina Balch wrote on my wall

"Isn't it time you blew the dust off your blog? It's been over 2 years since you posted!" Oh the shame... and right there on my Facebook page for the world to see!

I used to stare at the back of her head in homeroom at Fall Mountain Regional High School and daydream about what beautiful children we would have. If only she would go out with me. Alas, she had a mad crush on my brother, as did most of the girls in school. Now, 25 years later, my brother is big scary fundraising drag queen, Francesca Fresca and I a retired (much prettier) DQ, Tess Tickle, seen here with the lovely Derek of Daily Casserole. And the still beautiful Bettina Balch is now married with her own beautiful child and author of the entertaining Damn Yankee.

So, here you go Betts. Thanks for the kick in the pants!

God Bless Mary J. Blige!!!!!!