Category: Keeping It Raw

When Your Dog Is Free, I Am Not

January 15, 2016 Leave a Comment
As a dog owner, you may find leash laws to be anything from unnecessary to unreasonable, especially if you have the sweetest dog to roam the face of the planet. You may think the only reason a dog should be restrained is if it is aggressive, inclined to attack people or other dogs. You therefore may feel entirely baffled why someone would get their panties...

What Exactly Do You Mean?

January 14, 2016 Leave a Comment
When I was in high school, a friend made some complaint about “the Chinese kids.” It bothered me that she effectively used “Chinese” as the qualifier for behavior she found to be annoying. “What do you mean ‘the Chinese’ kids?” I asked. “You know,” she said, “the ones who hang out in the hallway.”...

Car Zombies

November 27, 2015 Leave a Comment
I drove up to the polling drop-off van, excited about my first voting experience as a Washington State resident. I parked in the lot, walked over to the ballot truck, and asked the representatives to look over my ballot – to make sure I had dotted all my i’s and crossed all my t’s, Washington State style. With their thumbs-up, I turned to walk back...

Pondering Silence in the Face of Street Harassment

October 26, 2014 Leave a Comment
I just came back from a walk around my neighborhood. As I was walking down one street, a woman and man came out of a house. It was late and dark, so I wanted to make sure they were not startled and that they knew I was friendly. So I said hello with a big smile. Not only did neither of them say hello in response, but the man looked at my chest and down my...

Walgreen’s: Really?

October 22, 2014 Leave a Comment
My mom needed some over-the-counter meds urgently. My mom is disabled, and all her usual suspects for helping out were unavailable, for one reason or another, so she had no way to get to the local pharmacy, which is Walgreen’s. I asked a friend to pick up the meds for my mom, and he agreed. The catch was that he said he didn’t have the money to pay for...

A New Way of Writing

September 26, 2014 1 comment
I have not been blogging for a long time now. I have done some sporadic blogging, but ever since Fall 2011, I haven’t been blogging consistently, which I had been doing previously. I always felt I was writing to Gd/dess/the Universe, throwing my thoughts and ideas out into the world with love. The problem is that from time to time, I would get back judgmental,...

Interrupt Objectification

January 7, 2014 Leave a Comment
One of the reasons I love not shaving is that it interrupts objectification. Men will start with the up-down, assessment-of-inventory look, then get to my hairy legs and suddenly go from a look of entitlement to one of utter confusion, shock, or panic – impelling most to abruptly look away, clueless about how to interact with a female body that does...

Christmas In Your Face

November 22, 2013 Leave a Comment
You shove Christmas Down my throat Year after year All those stupid Santa songs You force me to hear You claim it’s not Christian As your lame excuse For making it public For breaking all the rules Of no preference of religion In our diverse nation So you can take my tax money To put up decorations That you call “holiday” As if it’s all inclusive Just...

Do Not Fuck with Me on the Road. I Will Chase You.

November 11, 2013 Leave a Comment
So I just had the umpteenth incident where a driver went way over the line of decency, thinking he was saving a second or two by acting like an entitled prick, only to discover out that no, he was not saving any damn time at all. Yes he could have been a she, but being that some dipshit in a 1970s Cadillac had just tailgated me down the main drag, leading...

On Hold

January 30, 2013 Leave a Comment
Today I was on hold for a ministry, to request an interview with a bishop. Their “hold music” was a tape of a sermon. After 30 seconds, the sermon tape was interrupted by the announcement from the customer service rep. The whole thing went like this: “Christian gospel blah blah blah, Holy Father, blah blah blah, and the word of Gd said, ‘All agents...

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