Category Archives: gender

Little boys boxing? The Way We Were

Life magazine cover, May 16, 1949 As part of my birthday tradition, each March I leaf through a bound library volume of April to June 1949 Life magazines that I found at a used bookstore.  I was a year old when … Continue reading

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Richard Russo, Nobody’s Fool: Who wouldn’t be satisfied with such a woman? Well, most men wouldn’t be, because most men are never satisfied.

I paraphrased: the actual quote is, “Who but Carl Roebuck, the little twerp, wouldn’t be satisfied with such a woman, Sully wondered as he limped up the driveway of the Roebuck house. Well, most men wouldn’t be, he had to … Continue reading

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‘A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores.’ Terry Pratchett

I ran across the quotation above, from The Fifth Elephant, in a post of 10 Terry Pratchett quotes on the site Interesting Literature. The newlyweds kissing were featured on Micharaven. Whatever problems gay couples have faced historically, I’ve come to suspect that … Continue reading

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