Queerness vs Homonormativity

The basic core of Queer As Folk 14 years ago was examining queerness vs homonormativity, and now it’s even more real and important to discuss as marriage equality has ruled the public narrative for a decade. http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/01/homonormativity-101/

Parental Moves

Why getting your parents to move to your city is great (if you’re me): when you’re stuck at home sick with an upper respiratory infection on a sunny day, your mom brings you delicious homemade soup.

Dear OHP

Dear Oregon Health Plan, I’m so grateful you were there to cover me in my time of need. But I’ve outgrown you, and found someone new. I’m legally not even allowed to be with you anymore. 5 calls, more than 3 hours on hold, and 7 months later, you still insist on being listed on… Read more Dear OHP

Public Accountability

I’ve been suffering creative burnout and need a boost to finish side projects. This post serves to shame me on catching up on things I am woefully behind on that I must finish this weekend: –Publishing the BikePortland.org podcast  Completed 9:37AM Sunday –Posting the Raiders of the Lost Archives signup Completed 10:44AM Sunday Raiders 2015… Read more Public Accountability

Silly financial adventures

In silly yet terrifying financial adventures of the day category: My credit card company billed my checking account for $500 more than my balance, causing my account to automagically overdraft into my “stupid mistakes” backup account. Why? Because I paid a big purchase off after my statement date last month, and my autopay is set… Read more Silly financial adventures

15 Resolutions for 2015

I’m going to keep this simple: here’s my 2015 resolutions. Many of my goals use robots to keep track of progress – if this is true, the  image links to my goal’s Beeminder graph. The focuses of 2015’s New Year’s Resolutions are: (radical) personal finance, health, and travel. Buy Focal: radical budget documentation  – taking a photograph of every single purchase… Read more 15 Resolutions for 2015

Who to give to?

It’s the last day of the year, which is the time when people remember they want to give money to non-profits. If you’re looking for recommendations, here’s mine. Oregon Walks – doing the literally pedestrian work of pedestrian advocacy. It’s not the shiniest work around, but they are tirelessly working to make sure no one… Read more Who to give to?