Self-Made Man

Norah’s Book

For those of you who don’t know of Norah Vincent, she has been a controversial voice in the GLBT community for years and a free-lance political writer. With quotes like,

“The left had become little more than a meeting place for balkanised groups of discontents, all bent on extracting their quota of public shame and their slice of the entitlement pie,”

you can understand why she’d be viewed as controversial. You may have seen her on “Politically Incorrect” or read her articles in the national GLBT magazine the Advocate.

So Typical
Isn’t it just like the women associated with Norah’s new book to send praise and thanks for being mentioned, but do I hear one single word from Ned, the main character?…uh…no.


I’ve been fortunate enough to have met Norah, through her knitting partner, Lisa. She is incredibly sharp and funny, and has that quality that makes people just like hanging out with her. She and Lisa are also one of the most gorgeous couples on the planet in an indescribably non-traditional way.

Lisa and Norah told a few of us about her book two Christmases ago, but she asked us not to discuss it until the publishing agreement was final. I can’t believe the book will be out in January of the upcoming year. I’ve already pre-ordered my copy.

Current Knitting
I did finish the latest novelty yarn scarf, and then did a couple of dozen rounds on the sleeve of the wool/hemp sweater. I fell asleep last night at 8:30 and didn’t get up until 5:30 this morning. With Winter coming on here in Albany, I clearly felt the appeal of hibernation.

I’ll post pictures over the weekend sometime.

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