Thursday, 30 October 2014

Sciency Pick-Up Lines

more will be added to this list

1. You're so hot you denature my proteins.
2. Honey you're as sweet as 3.141592653689792...

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Difference Between Flags?

Try to tell me the difference between these two flags. Keep trying.

[Image: Two flags on white background, with text as cited above. First flag white with red heart in centre. Second flag is a Canadian flag.]

Monday, 20 October 2014

Birds Sing

Birds Sing

Image: Arcus cloud rolling over rural farmland with quote superimposed.
"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?"
-Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1974

p 496, TIMES TO REMEMBER (Garden City, NY: Doubleday)

p 21, THE DICTIONARY OF MODERN PROVERBS, ed Charles Clay Doyle et al, (Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2012)
Biography of RFK at

Monday, 13 October 2014

Opportunity to Do Something About Domestic Slavery

Sunday, 12 October 2014

"With Heart and Voice," Playing my Faves

John Rutter raises the roof with his very Anglican/Episcopalian descant on "O God, Our Help in Ages Past;" and With Heart and Voice graced our ears with it again this Sunday morning.

Follow the show around the radio and hear it for yourself:
* WFIU2 at 11 am EDT (M3U stream here.)
* WYSU at 4 pm EDT (M3U stream here.)

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Blood Moon 08 October 2014

Coming Out Day Post for 11 October 2014

Coming Out Day Post for 11 October 2014

Hey, everyone, don't be shy! Tell us - when did you realise that you are straight? What was it like to tell your parents that you were straight? Any problems at school because of it?
But on a more serious note - *are* you sure about your sexual orientation? Depending on who is reading this post, you might think of yourself as straight, or gay, or lesbian. Are you, though? Those brave enough to do so, check out the (NSFW!!) image at and have a think about it. Please also note that after this point, anatomically explicit language is used.

Some of you understand yourselves as loving women. Do you love women? Are you attracted to all kinds of women? Or just the ones with breasts and vulvas?

Some of you understand yourselves as loving men. Do you love men? Are you attracted to all kinds of men? Or just the ones with penises and flat, hairy chests?

Think about it. So what does it mean to be straight? Gay? Lesbian? Bisexual? Pansexual?
The photo linked above in this post is from an article in "Beautiful Decay" entitled "Compelling Nude Bodies Walk The Line Between Ordinary and Strange." Here is an excerpt from the article: "Dutch photographers Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm depict both sexes simultaneously in a series entitled Best of Both. ... The images feature nude male and female figures posed in different yoga-esque positions on the same gray carpet, with one half a man and the other a woman."
The photos are not safe for work and show nudity. The article is at Try to think about gender, biological sex, and how bodies and minds work between these two identities.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Help Members of Our Community! (Four Charity Opportunities)

Assalam-o-alaikum! Various community members who are either part of the progressive Muslim movement or somehow connected to it need your help! Keep reading to learn how. This post has fourlisted parts.

1. The LGBTIQ Muslim Retreat needs your help to tie things up from Retreat 2014 and to start things off for 2015. This educational and community-building week-end full of workshops and sessions has been successful in edifying participants, linking people together, guiding people to resources, and generally saving lives - literally. Save a life today, and donate as you are able.

In addition, three community members need help raising money to take care of their personal needs. Links for Sarah, Faisal, and Michele are below, along with images.

2. Michele and her family are struggling with a difficult housing situation which is putting their health at risk They need your help to make their house safe and healthful for living again.

3. Help Sarah Go To Harvard!
4. Seeking Your Support & Love (for Faisal)

Thank you all for your love and support!

Friday, 3 October 2014

Eid Mubarak!

A very queer Eid to you, and much love besides.