About Dreams Into Lightning

The new primary homepage for this blog is Dreams Into Lightning - TypePad. The Blogger site (the one you're reading) will be maintained as an archive and backup; however, all new posts will appear on the TypePad homepage first, so please update your browser bookmarks.

Title and tagline.
I turned your dreams into lightning
Ain't that enough
I held the world back for you
Ain't that enough
- Melissa Etheridge, "Enough of Me"

"It is not really responsible behavior. It is not well brought-up behavior. They missed a good opportunity to keep quiet."
- Jacques Chirac, on Eastern European nations supporting the United States

Other taglines will appear occasionally.

Picture- "Queen of the Space Unicorns".
The story behind the "Lady with Unicorn" picture on my sidebar can be found here.

Rotating headlines.
Credits: Melissa Etheridge, The Indigo Girls, Sheryl Crow, Juliet Wyers, Joan Armatrading, Cris Williamson, Kirtana, k.d. lang, Electrelane.

Mostly world events, with a strong focus on the Middle East, Israel, Iraq and Iran, the Arab and Muslim world, and the freedom movement. Politics and culture from a liberal, pro-Bush perspective. Women. Liberalism and its future. Neoconservatism; neoconservative politics. Lesbian, gay, feminist, and gender-related topics. Spirituality, religion; Judaism and Islam. Science and science fiction. America. In the coming year I expect to add more cultural and creative stuff. Regular features include "Morning Report" (daily headlines) and "Let's Blogroll" (an occasional roundup of interesting posts from around the blogosphere). Past features have included "The L Word: Liberalism in Crisis" (critiques of the contemporary left/liberal movment) and "The New Republican" (responses to articles in The New Republic). New weekly features are planned.

The new homepage URL for Dreams Into Lightning is http://asher813.typepad.com/dreams_into_lightning/.
Alternate URLs are:

My first post is here: A Little About Me.
Family history, genealogy, and anecdotes: The Town Down the River.

Best posts - first year.
Please take a moment to visit Best of Dreams Into Lightning - first year.

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