October 3rd, 2003

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Shadow Man... Sex. Orientation Musings

So I'm reading this book Shadow Man where humanity has mutated into containing five regularly occuring physical genders and along with that, there's a whole complex 9-category system of sexual orientation. Reading along, fascinated, I've stopped to consider what sort of orientation I'd have in their society and based on that, I find I am still a pervert, he he.
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About my last post

If anybody thinks that was meant to dump on other people who do not share my taste, be assured that was not the intent. Saying I cannot conceive of preference personally doesn't mean I don't acknowledge that is the prevalent disposition. I was just turning over in my mind how my perception differs and then trying to imagine a different perception... but I couldn't since I just don't get it. It's like a colorblind person trying to describe colors. Apologies if I sounded like I was a colorblind person demanding everybody else should be colorblind.
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Creative answers to Friday 5

1. What vehicle do you drive?
MARTA. Most frequently use 13 bus (to/from work) but also use 2, 3, 10, 16 and many more. Also the train of course.

Outside of MARTA, I walk and bike. A couple times a month, I go out with somebody for dinner or lunch or shopping and they drive me in their vehicle.

2. How long have you had it?
First rode MARTA in 1996; before that I rode transit in NYC, the Pioneer Valley, Boston, and Andover. Have not driven since 1996.

3. What is the coolest feature on your vehicle?
Free transfers and the fact you can take your bike on the train or the bus (bike racks off of front).

4. What is the most annoying thing about your vehicle?
Faregates at train stations are all dead.

5. If money were no object, what vehicle would you be driving right now?
I'd move someplace else with a better system. Chicago comes to mind.
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I am pathetic. I checked the sales ranking on Amazon UK again and it's up to 7,771! It was 52,000 yesterday. Guess somebody bought some? Yay.

Meanwhle my favorite teacher from high school just emailed me. We've been writing postcards and letters, now and then, for the past 10 years and last week I dashed off a not telling her she should see my web site for some news. She wrote back and now I've got her email... Oooh, this could be interesting! This woman has sort of fascinated me, I'm interested in seeing what sorts of conversations we can get into.

Meanwhile I just read a 10-page long interview with Noam Chomsky (in this month's issue of The Sun) and it pretty much has put me off any last shred of faith I had in our federal government. And it's sensationalist claptrap, it is a calm dissection in historical context and it is jaw-dropping.
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