I try not to butcher Macy Gray, but you be the judge of that

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This might be a slight detour from my usual programming around here, but I guess this blog isn't old or established enough to really know what the usual programming is. Anyway, a few weeks ago, I -- a verified no-hit wonder -- performed "I Try" by Macy Gray in front of actual, living people. There's …

The creep on the bus looks just like us

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Content Warning: This post contains descriptions of sexual harassment and assault. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com When I was 17, a middle-aged man in a faded green polo shirt and blue jeans exposed his erect genitalia to me and groped my buttocks. We were in a bookstore at the train station. I had seen this …

Masked up in the wild west

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I'm currently staring out the window at the rain in Perth, where our five-day hard lockdown ended without another COVID-19 case being identified in the community. There are still a few restrictions in place for the time being, including wearing masks -- a foreign concept to most West Aussies until a week ago, though the …