17th of 21


“This looks like the end of the story; but it isn’t.” Old Brown may seem to have Squirrel Nutkin in a deathgrip, but our furry friend is wilier than you might expect. 

Today I will be in San Francisco on the steps of the California Supreme Court (and elsewhere), likely apoplectic, but possibly ecstatic; still, likely, apoplectic.  Either way exhausting myself on the babysitter’s time clock.

Whichever the scenario, this deathless moment from Beatrix Potter’s Squirrel Nutkin will suffice as a placeholder.   I know you’ll be getting your news & analysis elsewhere (certainly faster than here!), so I can simply promise to see you again later in the day, with images of the courthouse scene at the least (spoiler alert: it’ll be post #18th of 21).

7 thoughts on “17th of 21”

  1. Powerful words indeed!

    Tonight is also the night the Alameda school board votes on the Safe Schools curriculum. I’m not sure which steps I’ll be on–either those in SF celebrating or protesting, or those in Alameda celebrating or protesting.

    Big day indeed.

    Thanks for your coverage of the Alameda stuff, and it was good to see you and get a quick hug in.

    • Yep.

      I’m now at a friend’s office in downtown SF, uploading my photographs, digesting my burrito, and summoning up the energy for the next steps. Of which there will be a great many.

      Time for Lao tzu: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Leastwise we’re not starting at mile marker zero.

  2. I thought of you when I read this on Andrew Sullivan’s blog today:

    . . .”And these married couples and their families and children will now become the focus of the debate in California, as they should be. They are the evidence that we are right: that extending the blessings and responsibilities of full family life to gay men and lesbians is a good and conservative and integrating thing. We need now to put these families forward as our core argument. Their lives are our best case. Like mixed-race married couples in another era, they will show that there is nothing to fear here and much to celebrate.”

    I held you and your sweet children in my heart today, and I am wishing you all the best as you gather strength to keep changing minds and hearts one amazing kid and devoted partnership at a time.

    As always, thanks for all you do.

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