Monthly Archives: November 2013

Thanks and Love

Today I pause to give thanks, though I realize that each day lived is a gift for which I can be thankful. When you survive a major life-threatening heart attack then each day after that brings new wonder and beauty … Continue reading

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Letter to the City-County Liaison Committee

To the members of the City-County Liaison Committee: I am unable to attend this evening’s committee meeting at which you will discuss Mayor Paul Soglin’s proposal to add a security guard to protect the City County Building and its employees … Continue reading

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My Gift

It has been five years since I stepped onto the stage for an opening night play at Broom Street Theater in Madison and then after the play did not celebrate but instead left the theater in the back of an … Continue reading

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Survivor Story

Trigger Warning: Parts of this blog post may be triggering. Please take care of yourself and seek out help if you can. A couple months ago I was invited to do a presentation at Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s “Sexual … Continue reading

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The Last Leaf

I walk through a park on an autumn day and am struck by many things. The light at the end of the day is incredible and makes everything there vibrant, though all around me are trees and bushes that no … Continue reading

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The Sad Case of Rob Ford

When a celebrity falls from grace it provides plenty of fodder for comedians. When a politician does it the comedians have at them, usually with vicious satire, and the politician also gets it from the news commentators, as well as … Continue reading

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What It’s Like to Be Gay in America Today to Me

The last few days have brought some really great news for queer America, but it has to be tempered with the reality of living life as a gay man–or lesbian, bi, trans, or other alternative orientations and ways to express … Continue reading

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