(Last (minor) change to this page: 26 December, 2003.)

"True kinship has naught to do with blood ties, however strong they be. I think we are all kin, brothers and sisters one to the other, all children of all parents."

—Taran, in Lloyd Alexander's Taran Wanderer

A friend of mine uses the phrase "kith-family" to refer to ta's close friends, the family chosen rather than born to, as opposed to "kin-family." I'm too bound up in definitions to be willing to use the term "family" for anyone I'm not actually related to; but I know that the term means many different things to different people. (Another friend, for instance, uses "family" to mean "gay, lesbian, or bisexual"—someone who's part of the GLB community/family.) Anyway, I like the term "kith" without the "family" part.

The kith.org domain is currently oriented toward pages made by me and various friends. It's for my kith—both those I'm related to and those I'm not.

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Jed Hartman <logos@kith.org>