It took a couple hours, but I've started crying.
Today is the first Harvey Milk Day. After a long battle, our governor signed Mark Leno's bill making Harvey Milk's birthday a state holiday "day of recognition." The law, SB-572, simply "encourage[s] public schools and educational institutions to conduct suitable commemorative exercises on that date." Whatever that means. Well, it means that if you live in a county whose school board is run by anti-intellectual bigots, you'll never learn about Harvey Milk.
[Note: Updates appended below.]
Dear Meredith Dibden Brown:
Yesterday, I received a letter from you (at the Office of Small Business) informing me that I had to register my “business” with the City of San Diego, pay a $34 yearly fee to be registered with the City, pay an unexplained $17 fee for “zoning,” and pay $250.84 in late fees for not having registered for the three years previously.... Read the rest
I’ve been meaning to update the five or six people who still read my blog on how my studies are going, since, well, the whole reason I’m here in Blandiego is the studying.... Read the rest
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMqlaezGJP0]At last! I finally saw “Southland Tales,” Richard Kelly’s much-maligned, barely released, long-awaited follow-up to “Donnie Darko” (which is one of my favorite movies ever).... Read the rest
I got my new scannner in the mail today. I already have a scanner–I already have two, actually–but this new one has a contraption for scanning negatives.... Read the rest