Weird year, full of round anniversaries. I first heard Cyndi Lauper’s When You Were Mine the day I bought my first cassette tape – her So Unusual album.*
Astounded as to how she’s stood the test of time, both in her early work and her present. Speaking of standing the test of time, I’m not sure when I first learned of the fact that Prince was the original writer of When You Were Mine. But I do remember being blown away by it. No embed, because Prince apparently pays an army of monkey lawyers to do takedowns of his work, no matter how obscure the corner of the internet.
*In fact, the original recording always surprises me when I don’t hear the warble of my tape.
GOP strategist Karl Rove says he can imagine a Republican candidate in the next presidential campaign supporting gay marriage.
The statement from the former adviser to President George W. Bush appears to acknowledge that opposition to gay marriage has waned in some conservative circles.
Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, announced last week that he now supports gay marriage after learning one of his sons was gay.
Rove’s comment was part of a panel discussion on ABC’s “This Week.” He did not elaborate.
While the rapid pace of change has surprised even the most optimistic among us, the long game has never really been in question. Alas, I’m pretty comfortable betting that, Virginia – a bastion of backwardness – will be among the last places to come around, when it comes to the law. Remember, this is the place that fought interracial marriage all the way to the Supreme Court.
Traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, for the UCI World Cyclocross Championships. Wasn’t expecting anything in particular,m including the fantastic time everyone had. Here it is, in pictures. Make sure you turn the captions on.