Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career. You have a life. Do the work. Keep the faith. Be true blue. You are a writer because you write. Keep writing and quit your bitching. Your book has a birthday. You don’t know what it is …

Nothing is necessary to make good men harmonious and friendly but that they should live near to each other, and converse often, kindly, and freely, with each other. William Penn, qt. in K. Silverman. Timothy Dwight. NYC: Twayne 1969.

Dumbledore, it turns out, is a gay. The author, J. K. Rowling, sent out a press release saying that the character, Dumbledore, in Harry Potter is homosexual. Some people lost their minds. ‘I can’t believe he’s gay.’ I’m like, ‘Really? You can’t believe he’s gay, but you can believe he’s a wizard? Gay people actually …

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I’m constantly baffled by the exclusion of bisexuals. I blame bad science, or rather bad scientists. Every year it seems there’s a new study on “what makes people gay”. Oddly, this is expected to be an on-off switch, and the researchers look in the genes, or the brain or the length of fingers for a …