I’ve always liked the number three, well at least since I was about 4 and one day it hit me that I liked it (maybe year 3 looked good in the rear-view mirror at that point) and ever since that’s been my number. It’s the one thing I’ve kept with me all this time; I’ve moved all over the country and not kept in touch with my former friends or kept much in the way of mementos; most of my opinions, feelings and even parts of my body have radically altered over time; but the fondness for 3 “still goes on” (okay, sorry).
(Those who know me will be shocked to know that I have the remotest kind of positive feeling for any number at all, even such a non-complicated and non-threatening one such as 3. Well, now I’m out of the numbers closet, I guess, but I promise you, 3 is the only number I can remember or make perform any useful function.)
So, in honor of the ever-present trinity in my heart, I’m offering you a threesome — 1, 2, 3, links for your counting, browsing and reading pleasure.
- Pictures of Muslims Wearing Things – a very helpful guide prompted by the Juan Williams/NPR flap, as Amanda at Pandagon notes, “so that you can spot “Muslim garb” and know when to be afraid.” (Of course, the terrorists on 9/11 were wearing quite nondescript Western clothing, but let’s not bicker about little details when there are flames of hate and fear to be fanned.)
- Find out what happened this week in history — definitely not approved by the Texas State Board of Education.
- The New York Times describes the race in Oklahoma State House district 84 between incumbent Republican (and conservative Christian nutjob) Sally Kern and 30 year old attorney Brittany Novotny, who happens to be transgender, as “competitive.” I don’t know that it’s been polled, so have no inkling what they are basing that assessment on, but it’s a glimmer of hope amidst otherwise depressing state political prospects, so I’ll take it.
So there you go, now you’ve got 3.