My latest column engages with an old topic:
It has proved incredibly popular, generating a lot of retweeting and Facebook repostings, as well as a long conversation on my Facebook wall. The funny thing is I saw that show when it first aired and remember it — though I didn’t remember her specifically — because of course Clive Barker was on the show. He appeared a few times; I think he’s pals with Maher. The insanity around this non-issue really steams me. We have so far to go yet: it often feels discouraging.
The best cure for discouragement: hang out with people full of energy and hope! Out at my friend Mary’s with a bunch of people for a full moon/equinox bonfire last night. Have you seen the moon the last couple nights? With Jupiter hanging out nearby? Gorgeous. Mary has the most incredible sanctuary and the most amazing gardens, too. Incredible to see the gigantic blooms of the moonflowers in the dark. She told us to take one home, so I did. Enormous, isn’t it! As wide as the length of my hand.