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Wednesday, October 31, 2012


I was just -- very briefly -- subscribed to a purported hookup site called CitySex. I immediately unsubscribed after ascertaining that the user who supposedly had a crush on me was nonexistent. If you read the terms of service, you'll notice that they actually reserve the right to create such dummy profiles to "promote participation." Don't waste your time on them!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Campaign to Rein In Criminal Landlords

My friend Deborah is campaigning for legislation that would facilitate coordination between agencies on different levels to help identify and rein in criminal landlords, such as the one who killed her friend and fellow tenant activist Roben Woodson. She particularly would like assistance in drafting a petition on Change.Org to push for this legislation.

To help Deborah with the petition or any other aspect of this work, contact her at

Monday, October 15, 2012

You know what this means, don't you? Now Roswell really HAS had a visitor from outer space!

Salvation Road play soon to be produced in New York City and Louisville, KY

I have seen this play and it is excellent. If you are living in either of these areas please go see it. The information is forwarded from ICSA's Michael Langone:

SALVATION ROAD, a new play by D.W. Gregory about the cult experience, will be produced at the New York University Steinhardt School of Educational Theatre Oct. 26 to Nov. 4. Tickets are $15 and can be obtained online at

An early version of the play was originally presented in a staged reading at the ICSA's 2008 conference in Philadelphia.


When his hip older sister Denise disappears with members of a fundamentalist church, 17-year-old Cliff Kozak struggles to hold it all together, pretending that he isn't hurt by her decision to cut him out of her life. But a year later, a chance sighting of Denise at a New Jersey strip mall leads Cliff and his best buddy Duffy on a road trip into the heart of a deepening mystery. Why would a smart and talented girl like Denise fall for the hollow promises of a sleazy preacher? Could it be that blind faith is just another term for a desperate need to belong?

Salvation Road also is scheduled for production at Walden Theatre in Louisville, Ky, Nov. 8 to 18. Tickets go on sale three weeks before the production; tickets to public productions are available from the Walden Theatre box office (502) 589-0084.