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Oh dear, this is getting out of date

I think tumblr has taken over in place of this personal blog so why don't you mosey over there? machobeagle.tumblr.com

Though I really need to get back to my archenemy and nemesis list, I've been slacking in that department.

Would a certificate of civil union have "changed everything?"

I think it's great that a marriage certificate "changed everything."

“I was respected,” he said. “From that moment on, I was next of kin. They were amazing.”

But my next thought is, would a civil union have brought the same level of respect? It is great the Illinois made civil unions legal, but the truth is they are not the same as marriage when it comes to rights and treatment. 

I am grateful for the civil union legislation but also realize it is just a stepping stone.

 

What the fuck was that... WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS? Well, never mind.

Not my cat... but hilarious all the same:

The Year That Wasn't, but it is Starting to Repeat

This week I had my review at work for my four year anniversary. The review went well and I enjoy my job so that was great... but it brought an end to the year that wasn't. And it is repeating itself. The last year or so was pretty tough with family medical issues, Pat lost his mom and I lost my dad. I feel like I am just starting to get my feet grounded but it looks like my mom is starting to come undone. I certainly hope it is the effect of this long winter and mourning my dad's death... but I worry it is more.

Absurd Surrealism

At times I wonder was surrealism means today. And the absurd. How do they interrelate. There was an article in the Guardian UK about "wonky" music and ketamine. Perhaps ketamine is the drug of choice for the current social setting: a failing economy and knowledge that things won't get better... what a better drug than an anasthetic with halluicongenic propertes; take enough and you don't exist her at all. The music was the same, dissonant...

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