Good morning, new America, old California

I went to sleep drunk at 11pm last night. What warring emotions: elation at Obama's landslide, despair at the lead for bigotry in my home state. Stephanie stayed up, TV on and laptop by her side, anxious look on her face. I hoped that the morning would bring good news, but I was pessimistic. The …

The Ditty Bops are a revelation

Sibyl, Steph, and I went to see the Ditty Bops on Saturday at Largo at the Coronet. I met Amanda years ago and had heard them once on CD, but having seen them live (with Lynn Jeffries' wonderful shadow puppet play) I am officially in love. These are some righteous, courageous, charming, and sexy lesbian …

Earthquake in the workplace

We had risen to break for lunch when the temblor hit. A loud boom! Then strong jolts. I knew what was happening as others said in business tones, “What was that?” And looked to each other for answers. Again in business tones, “That’s an earthquake.”Survival instinctI eyed the table nearest me and went for it. …