Monthly Archive: January 2009

Jan 14 2009

First Time’s a Charm

The piece I was originally going to post today went by the wayside (long story), so instead I’m putting up something from the archives. This is a piece about bad sex. Specifically, it’s about the first time — well, more or less the first time — that I had sex with another woman. What with …

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Jan 13 2009

Sex, and the Difference between Jaded and Relaxed

Please note: This piece discusses my personal sex life: not at length or in great detail, but a little. Family members and others who don’t want to read about that stuff, use your judgment on this one. This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. Does familiarity with sex breed contempt? Some years ago, …

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Jan 12 2009

Stupid Design: Rube Goldberg Brains and the Argument for Evolution

If you think the astonishing complexity and functionality and internal balance of living things is sure evidence for our design — if you think living bodies are intricately- tuned machines that simply had to have been put together by a conscious hand — then how do you account for the parts of the machine that …

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Jan 10 2009

Friday Cat Blogging on Saturday: Lydia

Our camera hasn’t been working for a while, which is why I haven’t been doing any cat blogging for a while. But Ingrid and I got camera phones for our birthdays this year (thanks, moms- in- law!), which means I can start cat blogging again. Of course, the very first picture I took with my …

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Jan 09 2009

Sex, Moods, and a Wife’s Selfless Duty: And We Are in What Century Again?: The Blowfish Blog

I have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog. It’s a… well, heck, let’s call a spade a spade. It’s the ripping of a new asshole of conservative writer/ radio host Dennis Prager, who recently wrote a pair of columns exhorting wives who aren’t in the mood for sex to show their husbands their …

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Jan 08 2009

Come See Greta Read! SF 1/16 and 1/29, Oakland 1/22, Marin 2/6

Hi, all! It’s going to be a crazy month of literary porn readings for me. I have four different readings scheduled in the Bay Area for the next few weeks — in San Francisco, Oakland, and Marin County. Three out of four of these readings are for Susie Bright’s stunning new erotica anthology, X: The …

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Jan 08 2009

On Writing Porn in Public

Please note: This piece discusses my personal sex life, in a fair amount of detail. Family members and others who don’t want to read about that stuff, please don’t read this one. This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. I’m not usually a fan of exhibitionism. Not the secret kind, anyway. I worked …

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Jan 06 2009

Is Hope Always a Good Thing?

“Religion offers people hope.” I was having this argument recently with some of the theists in my head. (What — you don’t do that?) I was thinking about the way a lot of religious believers argue, on behalf of religion being a useful and positive force in human life, that religion offers people hope. The …

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Jan 05 2009

Comment Policy

I’ve known for a while that I should write a comment policy for this blog. But I kept putting it off. Not out of any resistance to it, but simply out of laziness: I’m lazy about doing things that don’t need to be done immediately, and the blog seemed to be doing okay without an …

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Jan 03 2009

What I Learned About Sex in 2008: The Blowfish Blog

I have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog. It’s a Year in Review piece, summing up the things I learned about sex (or was reminded of about sex) from writing my column on the Blowfish Blog. It’s titled What I Learned About Sex in 2008, and here’s the teaser: I learned that sadomasochism …

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