Monday, May 23, 2011

Music Monday: Guilty Pleasures

Confession: I sort of love pop music. It's not something that I purchase a lot, but if there's a particularly catchy song, you will likely find it on my iPod, carefully placed into one of my numerous gym/running/exercise mixes. Clearly there's a time and place for just about anything.

Here are two of my current faves, which haven't made their way onto my iTunes quite yet, but are definitely in line for purchase:

Sunday, May 15, 2011

What I Read This Week

Y'all, to be honest, this week kicked my behind, and I'm anticipating this coming week to go similarly. It's totally fine, but makes finding time to put posts together a bit of a challenge.

So, I apologize for my previous and future lack of posting. Perhaps this will slow down after the legislative session ends? (Optimism!)

Anyway, here's a sampling of things I read this week. What about you? Any additions? 

Study: 48 women raped every hour in Congo by Jenee Desmond-Harris -The gut-wrenching title says it all

Peace Corps volunteer speaks out about lacking sexual assault response by Casey Frazee

Kansas lawmakers end work with anti-abortion push by John Hanna

Missouri lawmakers pass further restrictions on late-term abortions with new penalties for doctors by David A. Lieb

Daniels signs controversial Planned Parenthood bill into law via CNN Political Unit

South Dakota banning abortion without banning abortion? by Amanda Marcotte

House moves ahead with legal limits on abortion by Bridget Whelan -North Carolina's making headlines for all the wrong reasons

Anti-abortion rights group buying Google ad space to misdirect women who search 'abortion' by Ashley Lopez

Did Florida legislature accidentally ban sex in Florida? via Adam C. Smith -Bad news for all you future spring breakers...

Schoolgirls can find protection in Title IX by Joanne N. Smith

Mother loses custody battle for having breast cancer by Matthew Burgoyne -Another gem out of North Carolina

Is President Obama pro-choice? by Miriam Perez -The answer? Right now, it might not matter all that much

Mom defends decision to give 8-year-old daughter, Britney Campbell, Botox by Hilary Moss

A call for change by Sara Quin -Tegan & Sara's Sara takes a stand on misogyny and homophobia in the music industry. Couldn't be more proud to be a fan.

Dear Planned Parenthood: Thank you for my law degree, my planned family and my health by Lisa Kaas Boyle

LGBT Links:
Future of Uganda gay bill unclear after vote dropped via The Associated Press

Civil unions become law in Delaware via the CNN Wire Staff

Embattled civil unions bill faces two fronts by Jim Baron

Same sex marriage: Poll finds majority of New Yorkers want it legal by David Badash

Tammy Baldwin may run for retiring Sen. Herb Kohl's seat by Pam Spaulding -She would be the first openly lesbian U.S. Senator

Anti-gay groups plan increased spending, activity through 2012 by Andy Birkey

Atheist challenges C-Street Congressman in Democratic primary by Staks Rosch -And finally, some potentially good news out of our fair state

Is the end nigh? We'll know soon enough by Barbara Bradley Hagerty

"There are some people who don't wait." Robert Krulwich on the future of journalism via Ed Young -Awesome advice for anyone in any profession, really.

1 in 8 people that have ever lived are alive today by Stephen Messenger

Monday, May 9, 2011

Music Monday: Martin Sexton

In high school, my best friend's family introduced me to Martin Sexton. I'm pretty sure his was the first concert we were allowed to go into NYC to see by ourselves. Ah, memories. Anyway, I just love his lyrics and the melancholy of his voice. Happy Monday!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Music Monday: Tegan and Sara

Since I was jonesing for a little throwback this morning and this song by Tegan and Sara definitely fit the bill. While this isn't my favorite song of theirs by a long stretch, I still enjoy it and thought it was fitting given the day...