Monthly Archives: February 2013

A World Without Fear

Rough morning. A blizzard’s raging outside my window and I’m reading about the ultimate demise of our planet on Brave New World (writers’ best estimates are within decades, not centuries), reading gay hate on other sites, listing the evidence for flagrant patriarchy and gender discrimination ruling the institution of education, and wondering how it is that on blog posts where the writer responds to EVERY comment, the gay woman’s comments are conspicuously ignored—no anger or angst in the commenting just simple life connections. Continue reading

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Post Valentine’s Reminiscence

Valentine’s Day, 2012: It began with an Internet search for consumable aphrodisiacs. We didn’t much need them, but what the hell… it was Valentine’s Day and a good enough excuse to play with our food. Continue reading

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Peeling Back the Layers

A couple weeks ago, I watched iO Tillett Wright’s “50 Shades of Gay”… Beautiful. And no surprise that upon hearing her story, I would find myself hopelessly envying a childhood free of restrictive labels and definitions. Yet as I sit here floating through my memories, I’m uncertain of what it is that I would change. From what place would I remove myself to another, and, could I actually do such a thing, what meanings would be different for me, sitting here now, in the chatter and bang of this beloved old coffee shop, layered with the paraphernalia of time and change. Continue reading

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On Break-ups That Could Never Last…

About that first post… A Year:  it seems the universe has granted us an extension, and, understandably, friends on both sides are begging caution. So to those friends who love us enough to wave that flag, I offer this post. Continue reading

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