I was sitting behind the scouts today. One radar gun goes up, or three, or seven, depending on who’s pitching. For what it’s worth Gray’s fastball was running around 93-94 and Leon’s was about 92. They seemed to attract the most guns.
I am working on a project to improve the health of LGBT individuals. We’re supposed to have a title for the project. Example of one project: Breast Cancer Awareness is “Putting Your Breast Foot Forward”.
Spring training tip: When the A’s are playing on the road, they work out at Phoenix Muni in the morning until about 11 a.m., then have lunch and hop on the bus. There’s a gate open next to the ticket windows so you can walk in, sit in the front row and watch the workouts and listen in on some of the conversation. There were about 30 people there this morning.
Off now to Talking Stick. WHERE IS MY SUNSHINE DAMMIT.
Okay, I admit it…part of me right now doesn’t just want to cross lines it wants me to jump over them while setting them on fire…but…as I’ve matured as a person…(I know crazy, right?)…I’ll instead continue posting about the mundane joys of Raisin Bran.
Ugh…Lil Miss Aces melt down today. Got her hair cut and the bangs are too short. This caused her to lose her mind. Then she had to come to the kitchen to help with her dinner and miss some live TV. She hit “pause” but for whatever reason in her 10 yr old mind that ruined the viewing experience.
Good part is the first kid is in bed fir the night as of 7pm…
Imagine a further liberalized and more-but-less tolerant Northern California in the year 2113. What stuff do we do now that we will be demonized for then, like we often demonize racists and sexists now?
use animal products
use unrenewable mineral and petroleum products
focus on breeding more humans rather than maximizing potential and output of extant humans
allow people of low intelligence to breed and raise their own children in unstimulating environments with minimal intervention
infinite-growth-possibility models not based on innovation
allow ourselves to be passively entertained for too large a portion of our existence
thanks to those of you commented on the topic of language. i feel like i was heard by some of you, so thanks for that, too. my intention in addressing bed was to let him know how i was feeling. i had hoped for an agreement between friends around the use of certain words in certain ways; i’m not sure that happened as i think bed has left the building. i certainly own that i could have handled the conversation better, with more elegance, and with less emotion. life goes on.
i know that my language is not in the least bit perfect, and i know i, too, sometimes say things that are unintentionally hurtful. i am always trying to do better.
it is my hope that if people do choose to continue this conversation that it be from a place of respectful discussion and not debate. i like approaching discussion with an eye towards understanding, learning, and growth, looking for places of similarity and intersection. to me debate is about winners and losers, right or wrong, black or white. i have not found debate to be helpful in conversations that already deal with emotionally-charged issues. i don’t know that i will be participating in any further discussion around this right now so no expectations. we all have the right and the choice to say what we want to say in any way we wish, whether or not anyone else likes it.