July 2012 14
THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS
Posted By : kate66

Remember Blanche Dubois in the play “Streetcar Named Desire”? Okay – maybe you don’t. Anyway, she says at some point, in her southern drawl, “I must rely on the kindness of strangers” – as though

April 2012 20
WHAT I CAN’T WRITE ABOUT
Posted By : kate66

Virginia Woolfe wrote an essay called “The Angel in the House,” explaining that women have to kill the angel voice inside them in order to be powerful writers. Truman Capote didn’t have any problem with

February 2012 21
The Religious Assault on Women: Enough Already
Posted By : kate66

  Morally weak heterosexual men have two strategies for getting laid: rape and religion. Rapists are straight-forward worthless criminals. Men who use religion to justify their control of women are delusional lunatics and/or diabolical bullshitters

December 2011 18
Why Not to Commit Suicide
Posted By : kate66

  About eight years ago in November, a man I valued very much as a friend and colleague stepped outside his car and shot himself on the asphalt of an emergency room parking lot. His

October 2011 12
WHY I MEDITATE
Posted By : kate66

All kinds of crap happens. To all of us. I can’t think of an extended period of time in my life when crap didn’t happen. In the past, when I wasn’t meditating and crap happened,

August 2011 17
I “HEART” DRUNKS
Posted By : kate66

I’ve started to go to al-anon meetings again. For those of you not in the know about the 12-step world, it’s like Alcoholics Anonymous, only for the family members or companions of addicts – the