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Them Folks I’ve Met in Austin (Nelson Algren had nothin’ on this girl)

So far, anyway, here are the people who have livened up my stay in Austin… Shawn, Irish ex-pat working at The Driskill bar – Has a general disliking of his…

In Austin y’all

Hello – 24 hours in Austin have been crazy and wonderful. I don’t have much time for internet-ing so here’s the rundown thus far: .1. Austin men are thoroughbreds. .2….

Obama denying access to photos

More pictures — many more — of US soldiers torturing human beings. Obama’s decided not to allow publication of the images, stating that the decision was because he felt that…

On Aggressive Apathy

Based on my recent blog entry titled Not Lives of Girls and Women, I was asked to write about apathy. It’s a little more philosophical than most rabble pieces, so…

A Love Letter to Baby Jane

You are all quite familiar with Janey. This is her wearing the scarf I knit and sent her way two weeks back – it is ‘The Johnny Scarf’, J not…

I <3 Ben Harper

It’s been some time since I’ve done this, and I’ve not yet tagged all older groove recs, which I’ll eventually get around to doing. For now, you should know what’s…

Beautiful Rain

I am on the softest and thickest bed buried beneath and inside of warm white sheets. Three walls are pale orange. One wall is a window. There is only one…

Disarm

Please take a moment to read about this Campaign and support them in any way you can. If the following appeals to you, then I encourage you to share this…

Conversations With Little People

“Hi, you’ve reached Cleo, Dane, Nora May & Trent. We can’t take your call right now, so please leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as…

Petition to be signed today (15 Jan 2009)

From friend Charles Glass: “Attached is an open letter concerning the Israeli war on Gaza. If you agree with its terms, please send your signature directly to p.hallward@mdx.ac.uk . It…

White Phosphorous: And so the Israeli argument goes…

My article can be found and read here. Comments here are closed… Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe…

Song for Gaza

Please share. Comments here are closed. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post…

Fashionable death in Gaza

This is my article at rabble re the war on Gaza. Comments here are closed… Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet…

My interview with CBC re Gaza

Gaza.mp3 I sure do say “absolutely” a lot. & Happy new year to you all. Comments here are closed. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with…

Not speaking in either the past unreal conditional or the future unreal conditional (as present tense is best)

The following is a conversation I had with a friend on Facebook; I have deleted her name for reasons of privacy. To facilitate your reading of this, please note that…

The Story That Hides

Some stories love to be told and some stories will fight you if you try to tell them. Part reality and part perspective, these never-new stories are universal, having already…

War, Inc.

Seriously – what’cha waitin’ for? Film drops today…pick it up and watch it. Buy it if you can afford to…share it with your friends and get the message out if…

Ramadan Mubarak

May this month bring its blessings; may our fast be accepted and our prayers heard, Inshallah. Aside from merely undertaking the physical act of fasting this year, try cutting something…

Subtlety does not become War, Inc.

Review’s complete and up at Rabble. …as well as the official John Cusack myspace home. Comments here are closed. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with…

August is full of sunshine

.1. I’ve had to place comments on moderation once again because there is a crazy pervert on the interLoose. Sorry about that; please understand that unless you’re the crazy pervert,…

Dave McMurran

11 August 1953 – 26 July 2008 “Verily to Allaah we belong and unto Him is our return.” May you rest in peace, Dave; Your passing will be felt in…

Ferocious men are sexy

.1. Christian Bale in The Dark Knight. When he’s in the interrogation room alone with The Joker. And he looses his sh*t on The Joker’s ass over Rachel’s whereabouts. I’m…

The weight of ‘regret’

For those of you who have lived here on a regular basis, you know that 2007 was a definitive year for me. In fact, I can now say that 2007…

Final Notes on NYC

.1. Because when I think of Unions, it seems a propos that NYC come to mind. .2. Stare at one spot on the tracks; as soon as there’s movement in…

NYC this day (10 things to note, +1)

Please Note: I am typing directly into blogger. The following is likely filled with grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. Please forgive…I am exhausted. xo .1. Breakfast was a cob salad…

Oooh. Politix. Yummy scrumptious wet dripping politics.

John Cusack’s War, Inc CrackSpace has posted one of my political pieces here as their most recent blog entry. I am humbled that they think enough of my writing to…

How do men fall in love?

So I’ve received some interesting emails from both men and women since posting the blurb that: “(Did you know that men are the ones who fall in love at first…

The Secret Lives of Churches: Muslims Gone Wild

Proof that a Muslimah can be inside of a Church without catching Hell fire. Someone tell McBush, STAT. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers…

S & Kelly (Part 1, 2 & 3 of 4)

S and I have a rare sort of friendship. I don’t believe that beyond a certain age, men and women can be friends. I do believe – that for the…

What defines “athlete”?

I have a crunch on something. Note that it is not a ‘one’, but rather a ‘thing’. That ‘thing’ is in fact WhiteBrook Boxing. I have a crunch on the…

War, Inc

I don’t have a clue how to work myspace, but hopefully you do and you will be able to do something with this link. John Cusack’s latest and greatest is…

Obama mama fo mama! Fe fi fo ma ma! OBAMA!

“YES WE CAN, TOE THE LINE!” Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post…

Congratulations to Obama…

…and to the United States of America. This is one of the most important and brilliant days of your still young life, America, and it is one of which you…

Testing Newton’s Laws of Motion

As with many other (physical and otherwise) movements in my life, I walk fast. Due to this tendency, I sit here in a much disgruntled state with a slightly fatter…

‘Happy Birthday Israel"

“We have come and we have stolen their country…We must do everything to insure they never do return.” – Israel’s first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion “apartheid nature of Israel…

Update on my office friends

I’ve been meaning to write about them for a while, and I’ve both kept forgetting and am so busy that time is slipping away at a fantastically rapid pace… But…

Maz Jobrani, Ahmed Ahmed & Dean Obeidallah

Three names from The Axis of Evil comics (missing was Aron Kader who I think is a bona fide Fox); three men that mama and I watched last night from…

Groundhogs don’t vibrate

I used to think groundhogs were cuddly and cute, until this past weekend when I started battling mama’s groundhog. Actually, he’s not my mother’s and I’m not quite certain it’s…