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Anarchy, Sports–and Gay Marriage?

This week, gay marriage has been back in national news as the New York state legislature debates passage of a bill legalizing same-sex unions. For Kris and me, it’s been on our minds, too–on Saturday we’ll celebrate the sixth anniversary of our … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the Gender-Bending Wars

One thing about parenting: Carrying a cute baby out in the public sphere garners far more smiles than I’m used to receiving after twenty years as a gender non-conforming lesbian. My short hair and purposely androgynous clothing–I’m small enough that … Continue reading

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Love Thy Neighbor

Last year, our development decided to change the way our mail gets delivered. As a result, we now have cluster boxes. This presents a challenge anytime a substitute delivery person is called in–many of us have addresses that are identical except … Continue reading

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Priceless

This morning, I rolled over in bed, glanced at the bedside clock, and did the calculation that has become my post-birth morning ritual—six and a half hours of sleep. This is my record so far, made possible by the fact … Continue reading

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A Company of Women

Birth Junkies and the Not-So-Junkied A few weeks ago I blogged about the changes to Washington state birth certificates that would allow my name to go on our daughter’s birth certificate as a “natural” parent from day one. Well, that … Continue reading

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