Howdy, friends! I’m sorry about the extended blog silence–apparently, several of you have noticed the absence of posts here over the past few weeks, and are maybe a little concerned. Some of you have gingerly emailed me links and ideas for other posts–thanks! But my reasons for not-posting are even more trivial than being out of ideas: too much travel and too many RL command performances = too little time, energy, and/or reliable internet access for me to blog at all. (And then there’s my day job, after all.)
Other bloggers are on the ball. If you’re interested in intelligent commentary on marriage, civil unions, and the circus last week at the U.S. Supreme Court, then go see what Madwoman with a Laptop has to say about her visit to the famous marble steps last week, complete with photos and other interesting links. See also Tenured Radical‘s inaugural post post-Spring Break and her discussion about the economic and cultural privilege it takes for her and her partner to resist marriage while ensuring that they’re economically and legally protected otherwise. Smart stuff.
In any case: I’ll be back on the high plains real soon, and will resume regular posting post-haste. In the meantime: did you see this schadenfreudelicious op-ed by Ross Douthat in yesterday’s New York Times? Shorter version: we conservatives lost but don’t rub it in. Douthat’s column makes me want to repeat the wisdom in that old bumper-sticker from the 1990s in response to Focus on the Family’s efforts to curb abortion and gay rights: focus on your own damn family! Straights have a lot of marital and family housecleaning and maintenance to do before they can credibly advise gays about their families, don’t'cha think? (All of the screwed-up adults I know were raised in nominally straight families. Gay families have a lot of catching up to do before we can complain about them.)