On How Using Power Means Being Responsible. In one of my departments I have an administrative role. Nobody understands how I accomplish so much with such little trouble. It is because I inform myself well, assert power in a useful way, look ahead, and keep up with things. I do this because I am working … More Courtney Martin
Playful I am 52% Geek and 74% Addicted to Blogging. Now you, too, can play these pleasant games. Violent I reiterate that the dicta “you have no power,” “it is ‘dysfunctional’ to believe you have any power,” “you must renounce power” and all similar statements are arguably the meanest and most destructive which can be … More Playful, Violent, Dreaming, Waking, Pure, Comical
…like George Bush and front running Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Bobby Jindal, says Democratic candidate Walter Boasso. See his hilarious video on this matter (it’s the one called “Together”). I am trying to find out who to vote for. New Orleans councilwoman Shelly Midura supports Boasso, a state senator from St. Bernard. The Louisiana Federation of … More “Some Things Just Go Together”
We have not been singing nearly enough lately, and now it is the weekend. This is Julio Jaramillo, the Nightingale of America: “Quiero comprarle a la vida / cinco centavitos de felicidad” – “I would like to buy from life / just five cents’ worth of happiness.” Axé.
That you should not exert power or have control in your life was one of the main themes of Reeducation. I have explained to myself before, in numerous posts on Reeducation and the relevant comments threads, why this is a fallacy. I still have a bad habit of relinquishing power. Relinquishing power means neglecting the … More Sur le pouvoir
I For someone as sophisticated as myself, I can be quite slow on the uptake. I always wondered why, if a certain relative of mine really felt I were as evil as he said I was, he still extended social invitations to me. I always felt quite odd, like the poor cousin in a Victorian … More On Discerning Abuse
Clearly, race-based scholarships pegged to people of color are not based on notions of racial superiority or innate difference. They are predicated only on the notion that there have been real differences in opportunity on the basis of race, and that these opportunity gaps should be remedied to the greatest extent possible. Secondly, such efforts … More The Manufacturing of White Victimhood
My question is this: if I test so well, why is it that I am not on a beach somewhere right now? Appreciated for your kindness and envied for all your experience, you are The Maid of Honor. Charismatic, affectionate, and terrific in relationships, you are what many guys would call a “perfect catch”–and you … More Deliberate Gentle Love Master (DGLM)
It is the weekend, and we must sing! As you may know, I am a Voi che sapete aggregator. Cecilia Bartoli’s version is one of the best. She is also very good looking, with excellent earrings. Axé.
I Does the average person go around looking over their shoulder, feeling “unsafe?” When I left Reeducation, the only explanation it would accept was that I “did not feel safe” in it. I played this card in desperation, for Reeducation was saying but, but, but, how did I expect to live without it, and so … More On “Feeling Unsafe”