Pat’s Favorite Posts

Here are some of the posts I have liked best. These are not perfect by any means; I am not a professional writer, and I think it shows.

Not everything is here — some were left out because they were everyday things, some because they covered ground I had elsewhere.   There are posts that are not here because they were of time-imited relevance (such as all the posts where I spent twenty hours tracking down the registration, absentee ballot, and voters’ bill of rights for all fifty states) but otherwise, these are things I am happy with.  There are a lot of posts — I really should winnow it down to about twenty.

The uneven chronological distribution reflect the times when I was doing a lot of blogging —  2006 and 2007, very little in 2008 and 2009, and picking up again in 2010 through 2012.  My output in 2013 has been less than in the previous two years. The huge gap is because I didn’t update this page for years. I am working to correct that.

One note about inconsistencies in formatting: many of these post before 2013 were imported from Blogger, where I first had WWF.  The formatting inconsistencies seem to have occurred then — and I haven’t had the motivation to go in and fix things.

As I said, I am reasonably happy with these.  I hope you are, too.

Oh, and one last thing: if you really want to know a fair amount about me, I would suggest starting with “Two More Things About Me” from July 2010, and following the nested links.  I would also look at a couple of my “Gratitude posts” listed on a separate page.

Lady of the Storms. February 2, 2020

Yesterday. January 26, 2020

I’ve made such progress. October 24, 2019

Existential Questions. May 24, 2019

My New Hero. September 18, 2018.

Down from the Attic. November 28, 2013

We won. Winning is good.  August 10, 2013.

Memories of Boston. April 16, 2013

Steve Landesberg is a Menace to Society Part 2:  It’s my body, not a resource to be exploited. April 9, 2013 (Warning: rape triggers.)

Who Am I? What Am I Doing Here? February 11, 2013.

Love. February 8, 2013.

On the Connecticut shooting and mental illness. January 4, 2013

I Love You.  December 11, 2012

Dickens Fair. December 10, 2012

I Wish You Joy. November 30, 2012

Time to Talk. November 15, 2012

It’s Nice To Go Out on a High Note. November 7, 2012

One ringey-dingey…Two ringey-dingey… October 19, 2012

Bits of Italy. September 19, 2012

Tale of a City. September 7, 2012

The Healthcare Darwinists. August 12, 2012

Even stormtroopers have mothers. July 2, 2012

Notes from an Exhibition: The Limits of Aestheticism. June 7, 2012

Justice is a Difficult Thing, Sometimes. June 3, 2012

Sky Blue May 27, 2012

There Are Some People Not Worth Listening To.  May 5, 2012

Spring, Summer, Fall, Love. April 9, 2012

Justice v. Process. March 16, 2012

Closets — and attics– can be lonely places. February 5, 2012.

Restless. January 26, 2012

What about the girls, Mr. President? December 9, 2012 [Warning: rape triggers.]

Chameleons. November 6, 2011

Arbitrary death.  October 28, 2011

Silence = Death. October 14, 2011

One is a Wanderer. October 11, 2011 and My life did not flash before my eyes.  I was too busy closing them. October 12, 2011

Class Warfare. October 6, 2011.  (This post was actually linked in a piece by the Pew Center for Journalistic Excellence.)

9/11, ten years on. September 13, 2011

The fact of the matter.  September 9, 2011

We do this not because it is easy… July 20, 2011

Proper font usage, revisited. July 17, 2011

There she goes, my beautiful world. July 8, 2011

(Non)Judgment Day? June 10, 2011

Follow up… June 7, 2011 (aka “You Might Be a Lawyer If…”)

Thoughts for Earth Day. April 21, 2011

Challenger.  January 28, 2011

Kelo: The Aftermath, January 22, 2011

Why Vote? January 19, 2011

And the Angels in the Architecture Danced… January 8, 2011

The Tree of Life. December 30, 2010

The Uninevitability of Desire. November 19, 2010

Thank You, Mrs. C. October 30, 2010

The Song Remembers When… and Whom. October 1, 2010

Walking The Labyrinth: The Lessons of the Path. September 23, 2010

Small Graces.  August 30, 2010.

The Gift Was Our to Borrow.  August 29, 2010

Two More Things About Me. July 14, 2010 …. and links within the posts.

Here We Come A Caroling, December 18, 2008

Gold and Darkness.  January 8, 2008.

Once More: Yes, We Do Torture. October 8, 2007

Echidna Quest, Part 1 and 2.

A TIme to Kill. October 25, 2006.  Note: as in all posts relating to legal subjects, the law may have changed since this was written.

The Water and the Stone. October 12, 2006

By this vote we honor… October 12, 2006

Strike Up the Band! September 4, 2006

The Only Thing We Have to Fear. September 3, 2006

A Debt We Owe. August 28, 2006

Fear & Loathing. August 21, 2006

Torture: Once More With Feeling. August 20, 2006

Healthy Anarchy. August 19, 2006

Obscenity. August 15, 2006

To the Ends of the Earth. July, 19, 2006

Postpartum Psychosis: Andrea Yates and Me, June 26, 2006, and Why I Am Not A Lactivist, June 1, 2006.

Nadia: For Whom the Bell Tolls, Requiem, and Letter to the Almighty.  June, 2006

Art: Ars Gratia Artis,  On Seeing Art, The Girl I Love, The Prado Moment, A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, and Stupid People Tricks: Art Division. April and May, 2006

Out Here with the Yellow Lines and the Dead Armadillos. March 29, 2006

Play Ball! March 14, 2006

Just Travelin’ Thru. March 12, 2006.

I shouldn’t even have been in St. Isaac’s… March 5, 2006

Love and Marriage, February 15, 2006

‘Night Sister. February 14, 2006

To Inspire and Guide, February 1, 2006

Mission 51-L. January 28, 2006

I Swear to Tell… January 24, 2006

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