Thursday, February 9, 2012


So here we have my 500th post to this blog. One would think I should have something totally earth shattering to say but sadly it's not meant to be. After a day when I decided my too stressed brain needed a total break from the 'empire' I really have nothing that memorable to share. What I have is something I used with a photo I took a bit back and I have posted before. It says more about me than I at times want to admit.

"We are the ones who know how to entertain ourselves. How to learn without taking a class. How to contemplate and how to create.

Loners, by virtue of being loners, in celebrating the state of standing alone, have an innate advantage when it comes to being brave; like pioneers, like mountain men, iconoclasts, rebels, and sole survivors.

Loners have an advantage when faced with the unknown, the never-done-before, and the unprecedented. An advantage when it comes to being mindful like the Buddhists, spontaneous like the Taoists, crucibles of concentrated prayer like the desert saints, esoteric like the cabalists.

Loners, by virtue of being loners, have at their fingertips the undiscovered, the unique, the rarified. Innate advantages when it comes to imagination, concentration, inner discipline.

A knack for invention, originality, for finding resources in what others would call vacuums. A knack for visions."

Anneli Rufus, "Party of One, The Loners Manifesto"

Thanks for reading.

Observations 2.9 Updates

I'm trying something a little different here. Usually if I want to update a post I do just that and than change the post date if I want it to go out in the email. The problem with that is it messes with the original flow if there are more than one posts on a subject. I'm just going to try it this way for now.

In my 2.6 post about Miley Cyrus I mentioned how I was pleasantly surprised to find out Disney was such a gay friendly company. A friend reminded me of Gay Days which is a loosely organized event in which LGBT people and their families spend a day at Disney World. It began with a few thousand people on a single day in 1991 but now has grown to a week long event and over a 100,000 people. Disney in no way endorses the event but at the same time it does nothing to stop it.

In my 2.7 post I wrote about states that are currently considering gay marriage legislation. Yesterday (2.8) the Washington State House passed a bill legalizing gay marriage which had previously been passed by the state senate. The bill now goes to Govenor Chris Gregoire who is expected to sign it next week making Washington the 8th state to legalize gay marriage.

I also have this video I have been wanting to share but events got in the way and I never got around to using it. During the debate before the Washington Senate vote on its marriage equality bill State Senator Ed Murray takes the floor and announces he will soon marry his partner Michael Shiosaki. He also told his colleagues before the vote "regardless of how you vote on this bill, an invitation will be in the mail" to their future wedding.