Collected Quotes 2016-06-30

Just some more collected quotes. See the quotes tag for more. This one seems particularly applicable during this presidential election year. “History is moving pretty quickly these days, and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.” ― Ian Fleming Miscellaneous others Introverts are collectors of thoughts, and solitude is where the collection is curated and… Continue reading Collected Quotes 2016-06-30

Saint Valentine

We celebrate with flowers, candy, dinner, and gifts the beheading of the patron saint of love, bee keepers, young people, and happy marriages. The flowers all of a sudden make sense given the bee keeper part of his domain. I forget how interesting Catholicism can be. According to Catholic Online…. Valentine was a holy priest in Rome,… Continue reading Saint Valentine

Loving Day 2009

Last year, I blogged about Loving Day. To recap: Loving Day is an educational community project. The name comes from Loving v. Virginia (1967), the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage in the United States. Loving Day celebrations commemorate the anniversary of the Loving decision every year on or around June 12th. There is a… Continue reading Loving Day 2009

Single

People who are single are diseased, unhealthy. People with spouses or in relationships are all experts who know how to heal the disease. At least, that is the impression I get.

Loving Day 2008

Image via Wikipedia Did you do anything for Loving Day? Do you even know what it is? From the site…. Loving Day is an educational community project. The name comes from Loving v. Virginia (1967), the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage in the United States. Loving Day celebrations commemorate the anniversary of… Continue reading Loving Day 2008

Has Anything Changed?

The previous post regarding the FBI checking on whether a photographer was Middle Eastern reminded me…. The Civil Rights Movement occurred before I was born. However, my parents were afflicted by blatantly racist laws which continued for decades. State anti-miscegenation law [1] at the time prohibited White females from marrying outside of their race. Since… Continue reading Has Anything Changed?

Coolest Last Name

I get some variant of, “You have the coolest last name,” from many strangers. Freelove sounds hippie, care free, and … well… loving. Its nice, you know? Marriage proposals over how cool it is… That is new. Sharon: Is “Freelove” really your name? Ezra: Yes, it is. Sharon: Can I marry you? About a year… Continue reading Coolest Last Name

Baby Factories

Wash. initiative would require married couples to have kids An initiative filed by proponents of same-sex marriage would require heterosexual couples to have kids within three years or else have their marriage annulled. … Under the initiative, marriage would be limited to men and women who are able to have children. Couples would be required… Continue reading Baby Factories

Criminal Scholarships

The BBC article doesn’t say whether this is a UK only thing, but this is just scary. If it is a US phenomenon as well, then I wonder how many college students are being paid to go to school? On the one hand, the students are getting an education. On the other, the students will… Continue reading Criminal Scholarships