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Chris Kluwe responds to anti gay marriage politician

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Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe responds to anti gay marriage Maryland politician. The Guardian gives a link in the blog to the full letter, forthright doesn't quite do it justice.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog/2012/sep/07/chris-kluwe...

WTF? Where is Bike 1801

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I know bikes get stolen regularly, but surely this hasn't happened to my latest episode has it? I posted it last night and when I went to bed it was still there - this morning - gone.

Anyone who knows of its whereabouts please let me know.

Angharad

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Sorry no bike tonight

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Sorry nodded off in the chair and it's too late now. I also have a visitor and will be out tomorrow evening listening to a concert by the Cologne chamber philhamonia. No, I'm not off to Germany, they're coming here to Dorchester.

I'm off to bed, normal service will be resumed when I wake up, I hope (yawns).

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Pussy Riot

Few can be unaware of the events in Russia where a trio of young women have been arrested and tried for the most specious of charges. They have acknowledged and apologised to those who were offended by their demonstration in the cathedral which upset the primate of the Russian Orthodox church so much, but I suspect not because of what they did but because they dared to do it at all.

Nice number

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Some authors play down the number of kudos they receive - they're not important or indicate anything.

I disagree, I enjoy everyone of them that you the readers give my efforts and just now they reached the magical figure of 77777.

Thank you to all of you who contributed.

Angharad.

Approaching 1800

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When I sit down and think about it, it strikes me as completely absurd that I'm still writing a story which was intended to last a few episodes, and is now just about twenty away from 1800. Five years ago if someone had asked me if I'd be able to do another twenty episodes, I'd have been far from confident about saying I could - now, it's taken for granted I will - both by readers and I suppose myself, as well.

Gore Vidal dies

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Whether you liked his writing or his opinions, you have to agree he was a giant in the cultural and political life of America and of course the author of Myra Breckenridge.

His obituary from the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/aug/01/gore-vidal-dies-...

Gay friendly school in Milwaukee

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An article in the Guardian about the Alliance School in Wisconsin showing the change in trends in the US in the last twenty or thirty years. I believe they'll have banks there soon :)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jul/27/gay-friendly-s...

Angharad 8)

Sorry, no Bike tonight.

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I've been out to see an old friend, in fact my oldest friend, who was visiting the area for the day. We've known each other since we were eleven and lived across the road from each other. He also needed to talk about a few things, so, sorry he got the priority.

Hopefully, Cathy & co will be back tomorrow.

Angharad.

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I can't believe time goes so quickly!

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I was talking to my ex last week when we were walking back from the American Museum in Bath, about that fact that Saturday 14th July, is twenty six years since I transitioned, and went to work as a female for the first time.

She had no recollection of our dash to Cardiff to enhance my wardrobe, though in all fairness, I suppose I had more to remember about it. Looking back, I consider I was very fortunate to working for a then District Health Authority, who were sympathetic. It could have gone much worse.

Why it won't stop raining

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According to the Daily Telegraph it's all to do with the jet stream and not global warming. I'm not sure I care any longer what is causing it only that it would stop and allow us some summer before the winter starts again.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/9388365/Why-wont-i...

The Weather is Crazy!

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I've been on holiday this week, though because of two furry things, I don't go away, except the odd day trip. I did two this week, one to Portsmouth and the other to Bath.

All in all the weather has been the worst I can remember for a summer. June was the wettest on record, and July seems intent on beating it. Parts of Devon, the next county over from me, had a month's rain in 24 hours, I think we must have been close behind because it tipped down all day. I did go out because I wanted my Guardian for the weekend and I got some more furry food, although they'd just as soon eat mine.

Can't get Skin Horse

One of the delights of this site is the inclusion of the Skin Horse cartoon at the end of the blogs. However, all I get now is an instruction to check validity, which doesn't do anything when I do check it.

Help restore my indulgence with my whacky daily read, please.

Angharad

The American Museum in Britain

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My ex and I went to see this today. It's based at Claverton Manor just on the outskirts of Bath and literally down the road from the University of Bath - and the RSPCA dog and cat's home.

It's a lovely old house which houses the museum collection, and the most outstanding aspect is the collection of quilting, some of which are awesome and must have taken years to make. I was disappointed that they didn't have more Audobon prints but I suppose they have to change things around every so often.

Sorry - too late to do Bike tonight.

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Apologies to all Bike fans, but I was late in from work (worked nearly 12hours) and then got caught with a long phone call from a friend who needed some reassurance. It's now nearly 11.30pm BST so too late to start scribbling, so I'm off to bed, normal service should resume tomorrow.

Angharad & >^^< x2

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Wiggo takes the Crit du Dauphine again

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For those with an interest in things cycling, Bradley Wiggins has just won the Criterium du Dauphine for the second year running, and on current form could be a good bet for the TdF, for at least a podium place or possibly (dare I say it) an overall win. If so he'd be the first Brit to do so. This win also places him third in the UCI rankings, with Team Sky, the top ranked teams. Yep, cycling's full of rankers!

Well done, Brad.

Angharad.

No Bike tonight

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Sorry folks, real life has intervened to prevent me having time to scribble tonight. Hope to do one tomorrow. Yesterday I drove up to see my daughter, today and tomorrow I have a visitor so have been busy. We did manage a nice twenty mile leg-stretch this afternoon on the bikes - rain forecast for tomorrow means we won't have that option again.

I'm really down on my mileage this year, only four hundred odd, a hundred of which I've done in the past fortnight.

Sorry about tonight, but I'm off to bed with two squabbling cats.

Bike 1700 - delay

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Sorry but I don't feel 100% tonight, my hands are very painful and I'm finding it difficult to concentrate, so I'm opting for an early night. I hope to finish it tomorrow. I think I might have to go and see my GP sometime as this arthritis is becoming a real nuisance - I can't even turn a door-knob with my left hand at present.

Angharad.

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Flood!

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I don't know if I'll have a chance to write any Bike tonight, I have flood from a radiator in my dining room which has got into all sorts of books and papers. I'm busy trying to clear up the mess.

I'll post another when i can,

Angharad

'Oughta be in a museum.'

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Oughta be in a museum — we were!

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In reading Erin’s trip down memory lane, it jogged my memory of a visit to the Welsh National History Museum at St Fagans, near Cardiff. I had my two children in tow who were probably about eight and six, my daughter being the elder.

Interesting number

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I just noticed my kudos count was 66666, dunno if it has any esoteric meaning or not, not that into numerology or Gematria. On a purely superficial level, I presume it means one or two folk like my offerings.

For everyone who's sent me a kudos, many thanks.

Angharad.

New BBC2 Series - Divine Women.

Historian Bettany Hughes relates the story of the contribution of women to the origins of religion and spirtual beliefs before they were written out of history by a male dominated society. Part one has the intriguing title, 'When God was a girl.' Starts tonight at 9.00pm BST.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01g8dd2

An article by Bettany Hughes was in today's Guardian. The wisdom of women written out of history.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/apr/10/wisdom-w...

Angharad.

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