Category Archives: Diane’s Life

The Incredible, Vanishing Diane

I’m back. Did ya’ miss me? I’ve been away from this blog for two months, and I wish I could say that I was in hot pursuit of goodness, but in fact, I was working overtime to finish a couple … Continue reading

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Shameless Self Promotion

The August issue of The Progressive Magazine is out now, and it includes my essay, “Was My Father Evil?” My essay  is not available online, so go forth and purchase an old-fashioned hard copy of the thing. Tell them Diane … Continue reading

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Emerging from the WisCon Haze

I’m writing from an extended stay hotel on the outskirts of Madison, WI. Clouds are beginning to clog the sky, but I am happy, happy, happy. I’ve just completed another WisCon, the premier convention of the feminist science fiction and … Continue reading

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Was My Father Evil?

I’ve written about how my politics, my work as a journalist, and my life as a lesbian led me to the quest for goodness, but I’ve never explored the deeper reason I’m doing this. My journey didn’t begin a year … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

I’m hitting the road this morning for my day job. Posting may be mild to intermittent over the next week. On the other hand, I’ve got a 6-hour drive in front of me, so I will have time to think. … Continue reading

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I’m back from Puerto Rico, tired, slightly sunburned, but happy. What a trip! I have a new appreciation of geology (and geologists), and have discovered that it’s far more fun to travel with a scientific purpose than a sightseeing goal. … Continue reading


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Outta Here!

I’m heading to Puerto Rico on assignment, and should be stepping onto a plane about now. Have a great four days, friends! More next week (and photos).

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My Reverse Bucket List

A bucket list is supposed to be the checklist of things you “swear you’re going to do before you die.”  The concept was made into a 2007 movie. There’s even a bucket list social network designed to help you keep … Continue reading

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Goodness Personified

Twenty-five years ago today, my son was born. That’s goodness. I am so blessed.

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The Goodness of Integrity

Today is National Coming Out Day, so it seems appropriate to note that there is nothing more important to the search for goodness than integrity. The dictionary on my iMac defines “integrity” as “the quality of being honest and having … Continue reading

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The Meditate and Pray-a-thon ctd.

I did it. My goal was to meditate and pray every day for seven days, and I succeeded. Wahoo for me! This turned out to be far easier than I had expected because once I made the commitment, I discovered … Continue reading

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Update on the Meditate and Pray-a-thon

I’ve kept my word. Every day this week I’ve added meditation and prayer to my morning routine. The results have been interesting. I start by meditating for 15 to 20 minutes and then I pray, and then I, ah, cry. … Continue reading

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Thank You to My Family

I wouldn’t be able to post the full interview with Stanley Lombardo and Judy Roitman today without the support of my mother and brother. Without their OK, I also wouldn’t be able to fulfill this quest for goodness in the … Continue reading

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Is It Impossible for Some to be Good?

Call it the three strikes theory: Neuroscientists now argue that goodness may be impossible for some human beings. Believe it or not, these findings have personal relevance for me. More on that below. The first strike occurs in the brain … Continue reading

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