Molly Ivins, presente!

I was shocked to hear tonight of the death of Molly Ivins. Ivins was one of those writers who always, always made me laugh. Even when she was spitting mad, she was fucking hilarious. She was fiercely political, in a way that few funny women get to be, and I’ll never forget her

Apparently, I’m not alone in being a fan, as lots of my favorite bloggers are writing about her.

Check these out:

State of Grace

Mamas Ink

Half-Changed World

Bitch, PhD

And these:

Working Life

Crunchy Granola

Confessions of a Community College Dean

I wish I had some brilliant thing to say about Ivins, but I don’t. I first read Molly writing about Ann Richards (and did ever a politician find the columnist to cover her in that combo! what luck for them both). So instead of trying to come up with something brilliant or witty to say about Ivins, I’ll just link to what she wrote about Richards, after her passing last year. I hope there’s no need for AA wherever they are now.

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January 31, 2007. politically motivated. 5 comments.

happy blogiversary to me

Today is the second anniversary of my blog. I’ve given it a makeover, and I’m feeling fine. In honor of the anniversary (and my laziness), here’s a round-up of some of my favorite posts of the last year:

  1. I am (also) Charlotte Simmons
  2. anger, hope and a plan
  3. the precocious behavior of my first-grader
  4. hunger for the thing one cannot have
  5. Huzzah! WordPress is back!*
  6. a trip in the way-back machine (you have to read the comments to get the full, only-on-the-internet effect of this one)
  7. where the grrrls are
  8. how to be the change you want to see in the world
  9. tickled pink
  10. the summer wind…came blowin’ in
  11. entitlement
  12. lobbying is very hard work
  13. who knows me better than a stranger?
  14. an open letter to moms who have left the paid workforce
  15. the Potato and the Pea
  16. raise your voice
  17. all changed, changed utterly
  18. it’s the only way to live
  19. tired but hopeful
  20. a bright light at the end of a very loooooong tunnel
  21. top ten toys

As a note, I’d like to point out that last year’s round-up contained 15 posts. Either I’m becoming a better writer, or I’m more entranced with my own navel this year. You be the judge.

January 31, 2007. meta. 16 comments.