Submitted by penwing on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 19:35
Andy Burnham was asked if it would be great for Labour to have a woman leader and his response - "when the time is right" - has been noted as disappointing (shall we say?). On twitter, someone asked whether someone could come up with a better answer - they summarised the question and answer slightly differently so the attempt* below (by a white, queer, non-binary male who absolutely does not support Labour) bounced around in my head while considering the question "is Labour ready to have a female leader?":
Submitted by penwing on Mon, 07/20/2015 - 21:30
According to (emphasis mine),
Submitted by penwing on Wed, 05/27/2015 - 07:26
You're 16, bet you didn't expect to find this in your pile of biurthday cards - oh, wait... you don't know what this is do you? Well, I'm you at 32 and your... well, me at 16. And yeah, you don't actually find this anywhere, never mind a pile of birthday cards - I think I'd remember a letter from the future. This is more about me now and nostalgia for you then.
I wrote this as I was reading a collection of similar letters to 16 year old selves, realised my 32nd birthday was coming up and thought, "hey, why not?"
Submitted by penwing on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 06:57
As I start to write this, there are 15-20 minutes before polls open and DAB reception on my radio is sketchy.
I'll be heading out to vote before I go to work and I'll be spoiling my ballot again.
Last night fear of the Tories getting in again had me at maybe 20% willing to hold my nose and vote for Labour, but then .
Submitted by penwing on Sun, 04/26/2015 - 18:54
One of my (many) favourite authors is Ursula K Le Guin, and this month, BBC Radio 4 has been doing a little mini-season dedicated to her. It started with an amazing interview, which at only 30 minutes left me begging for more. So I promptly went and re-read Earthsea.
You know, as you do.
Submitted by penwing on Sun, 04/26/2015 - 11:33
I awaken once more from my slumber. I risk trying to put fingers to keyboard and type out a blog entry which doesn't make me cringe and retreat back into my shell amidst thoughts of do better@. The pure thoughts and ideas running around in my head struggling to coalesce into such mundane things as words.
So I try.
Submitted by penwing on Sun, 12/14/2014 - 15:58
Oh... err... April... Oops... *waves*
I've struggled to write much recently sadly, but I'm going to force myself into it again no matter how crap I think it is. I've agreed to write something monthly for a local LGBT site (let's see how that goes shall we?) so I need to get into the groove.
So, I'm just going to do a quick update on my life: Gigs, books, theatre!
What, you want more than that? OK then...
Submitted by penwing on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:23
Midnight last night… struggling to fall asleep partly due to an afternoon nap and partly due to thoughts. Thoughts going back to a recent twitter hashtag/discussion a few weeks ago . Thoughts which feel so much more complete when I am seeing them complete with illustrations and voice over in my head.
Submitted by penwing on Sat, 03/15/2014 - 15:06
So, today May-August programme landed on my mat with some excellent news in it. So I thought I ought to do an upcoming post and see if anyone else is interested in anything. I should also link you to my - I already have tickets for these, but you can get your own and come with if you want.
Submitted by penwing on Sat, 03/08/2014 - 15:45
Hmm... been a while since I last went Squeeeeeeee at everything so here we go.