The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

Sex scandals abound these days, it seems. It feels so much worse to me when it’s someone whose work I always admired, like Kevin Spacey, Bill Cosby, or Woody Allen. I had built these men up to such heights in my mind, I almost take it personally that they knocked themselves off my pedestals in …

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Sometimes I can’t believe there’s still a need to write about this sh… uh… stuff, but here goes. I just read the most appalling article about Christians who are to the right politically and their take on the State of Oregon’s fine on Sweet Cakes by Melissa when that business refused to make a wedding …

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Travel is my reason for being. Due to finances, I haven’t been able to leave the country in several years, but I have been to 19 other countries, and these experiences have been the high points in my life. I strongly encourage everyone to travel. It’s the only way you can truly have an open …

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Just when you thought the Republicans couldn’t get any further out of touch with reality, the Texas GOP is now endorsing Reparative Therapy. This therapy, which some people call “Praying the Gay Away,” purports to be able to get rid of homosexual tendencies. Oh, where to begin. First of all, any therapy that wants you …

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On Valentine’s Day, actress Ellen Page came out in front of a large group of people at the Time to Thrive conference in Las Vegas. You can hear her moving and heartfelt speech by going here if you get my blog by e-mail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hlCEIUATzg  but I’ll also attach the video below. Since her speech, there …

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I just saw the most amazing TED talk called Coming Out of Your Closet by Ash Beckham. It’s only 11 minutes long, but it’s really profound, so I hope you’ll take the time to watch it. In it, she talks about the closets in which we all occasionally find ourselves. Closets are not just for …

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A friend of mine has a new boyfriend. I got to meet him the other day. Nice looking young man. He had the sweetest smile I’ve ever seen. He seems to be a will-o’-the-wisp, though. He’s very artistic and quite the free spirit. I doubt he’d thrive in a committed relationship, but I don’t think …

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Is it just me, or is everyone experiencing a spate of mounting hysteria? I know the economy is bad, and there are wars and abuses and crime and tragedy. I know that there are plenty of causes and issues that need to be addressed. The four horses of the apocalypse are being kept quite busy, …

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