This morning when I would have been writing about state laws concerning LGBT equality, I was busy troubleshooting the blog. My friend Lauren was kind enough to text me that our About page was down. It turned out to be an easy fix–all I had to do was delete a problem plug-in–but I figured it out by trial and error. So it was a time-consuming easy fix.
Now we’re in a new state. We entered South Dakota via Highway 16, with no notice at all. There was a sign telling us we were entering the Black Forest, which I almost took a picture of, but no mention that the west end of the Black Forest was also the western border of South Dakota. So, as briefly and completely as possible (likely not really either), I will try to cover the marriage and other LGBT equality laws in the three states I have neglected.Read more
Also at the rest stop between Columbus and Billings were some very interesting signs. One said that rattlesnakes had “been observed,” and warned rest stoppers like us to stay on the path. Because rattlesnakes, apparently, hate paths. The other warned not to drink the water because of nitrites in it. IN ALL CAPS AND BOLDFACE ,THE NOTICE WARNED NOT TO MAKE INFANT FORMULA OUT OF THE WATER. This possibility was further precluded by the fact that said nitrite-laden water was turned off. More boldface: “Medicinal hand gel is available.” I found it in the soap dispenser. Ami didn’t.Read more