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Peter talks about what happened:

A lot of people have probably seen this already, but this is for Mom: Peter’s recount of his arrest, this time in audio format. In it, he describes “the summer I’ll never take for granted,” and what it’s like to survive a panic attack in prison.


When I wrote this post, I had no idea the kind of response it would generate. It was just something I thought to do while we were driving home listening to “Carry On My Wayward Son” for the tenth time. I’m very lucky that the post was pushed through to the top of the […]

We're home.

From Toronto That sombre-looking fellow is Peter Watts, in case you didn’t know. He’s grimacing because he has a toothache. He’s worried that it’s a giant face-eating abscess, but I suspect it might be five months of nightly teeth-grinding coming home to roost. But the good thing is that he can come to a Canadian […]

A letter to Governor Granholm:

For those of you who wish to express your feelings to Jennifer Granholm, Governor of Michigan, about the conviction of Peter Watts for a felony in that state, I offer the following letter. I hope you find it useful as either a template or a direct communication. I’ve turned off comments on this post because […]

The crossroads.

Peter Watts has been convicted of a felony. Since Tuesday morning when the trial started, my week has felt like the moment between feeling the pain of cutting yourself, and looking down to see how bad the bleeding is. Well, now we know. Sort of. Sentencing isn’t until late April. I haven’t felt this same […]

Deathray Weighs in on Squidgate, a.k.a. "There Are FOUR Lights!"

Yup. This is why I married him. *** Over the past several years, I have avoided blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and the like for one very simple reason:  I am very sure that there just is not a sufficient number of people in the world who actually care about what I am thinking or doing on […]

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