BITTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY: Quick-fix, hard-and-fast solutions for insomnia again requested. I'll be seeing a doctor soonish but do not have time now and have had a truly soul-sucking week. If next week is like this I do not know quite what I'll do. Sominex, apparently, does nothing for me. This week is really starting to get my goat; and all I can say is, GIVE ME MY DAGGONE GOAT BACK.Will be gone Friday through Sunday but plan to post a nice long scene of "Ship Comes In" Sunday night. … [Read more...]

LIVING TOGETHER, GROWING APART: Good post on cohabitation from Sara at the Family Scholars blog. Excerpts, with quotes from an article: "...When my boyfriend and I graduated from college this spring and starting making plans to move to New York (I was coming from Chicago and he was coming from Washington, DC), friendly acquaintances were surprised we weren't planning on getting a place together (my good friends knew better). 'You might as well,' they said. 'Think about what you could save on … [Read more...]

IRAQ'S CHILD PRISONERS: Am looking for more on this but this piece is a start. … [Read more...]

"I think there's only one way to find out... we'll play a little game of super heroes and heroines, shall we? You be Scott. And I'll be Jean..." --Emma Frost to Scott Summers, NXM #134 … [Read more...]

"SHIP COMES IN": ALL THIS USELESS BEAUTY. Another very short snippet of the Norse myths story. In which the Aesir watch soap operas. Here for new section, here for story so far.It's at times like this she'd be tempted to spit If she wasn't so ladylike... … [Read more...]

"In Cassandra's mind, our universe and the womb she became aware in are one and the same thing. Only she and Charles are real." --NXM #122. I don't have a theory about this line yet, but I want one. … [Read more...]

FIRST AMENDMENT RESTORATION ACT: Shamelessly cribbed from Hit & Run: "Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) has introduced a bill that would repeal the McCain-Feingold law's restrictions on pre-election political messages. Among other things, McCain-Feingold, a.k.a. the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, prohibits political advocacy groups organized as nonprofit corporations from engaging in political advocacy (if it mentions any actual politicians) within 30 days of a primary or 60 days of a … [Read more...]