I try never to let a full week pass without posting here but I seem to have blown it this time. It is for a good reason, though. I have been totally engaged in working on the Singlism book, the one I described earlier that will include lots of contributions from other wonderful thinkers, authors, and activists as well as my own writings. I’ve been organizing the contributions, doing some editing, and refining my own articles and essays. Now I’m rereading every page to be sure it is all in order. I’m very excited about this.
We who believe so deeply in fairness for single people (including unmarried couples) have had wonderful leadership in the past from single-minded change agents Thomas F. Coleman, Dorian Solot and Marshall Miller, and most recently, Nicky Grist. The Alternatives to Marriage Project is now looking for its next Executive Director. This is such an important position. Take a look at the position announcement below (and click on the link to the full description). If you think you have the goods – or if you know someone who does – let the search committee know!
A post I wrote about the top 10 myths about single people has been featured since this morning at the top of the Living page at the Huffington Post. There are already 148 comments, which I have not even started reading yet. Just wanted to let you know in case you want to join the discussion. (You probably already know about the myths.) You can find the post here.
I just watched an episode of the TV show, Chicago Code. I wasn’t finding it all that interesting and should have just turned it off, but I got the impression that the lead character was a single woman, and she was in a high-powered position. So I thought I’d keep watching to see how she was portrayed. Jennifer Beals plays Teresa Colvin, who is the Superintendent of Police in tough, gritty Chicago. Not bad.
My older brother, who does some moderating of focus groups, shared a story with me from a Marketing Research Review journal called Quirk’s. Apparently (I’ve never been in a focus group), the process typically begins with introductions. In the group in question, three women went first and described their kids, spouse, and pets. Then came the person who had no such people or pets in her life.