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I'm an ex-fundamentalist PK (Preacher's Kid) gone good. I live in Wisconsin with my partner of almost 5 years. We hope to be adding to our family in the near future. Currently, my hot topic of interest is the proposed constitutional ban on civil unions and marriage for gay and lesbian folks in Wisconsin. I love Wisconsin and have no interest in living anywhere else, but I feel slapped in the face almost daily by those who are pushing this amendment that could threaten all legal protections for gay families and which will affect my family personally. My blog will likely be focused on this issue - might throw in a bit of other things just for kicks though.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Octavia Butler

I went to the library today to pick up a book I had on hold - Fledgling, by Octavia Butler - and the librarian mentioned that she'd recently died.

I was stunned.

Octavia Butler is my favorite author. Never afraid to deal with tough issues of race, class, poverty, violence and war, difference and discrimination and in the genre of sci fi, Butler is - was - an incredibly talented author and someone I would have loved to meet.

(for those who don't like sci fi - Butler's sci fi is not the standard alien worlds and interplanetary travel, so try it!)

The world has lost something. Her words will live on, but her presence and the work she would have done will be missed.

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