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Mortality

Lately, even before this last weekend, mortality has been on my mind. My partner, Brian, has been talking about the fact that we’re getting older and how he worries about me because of already surviving a heart attack a decade … Continue reading

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30 Years

This week (April 18) marks 30 years since my last drink. Thirty years ago, late at night (or early in the morning) I had an epiphany in a bar in Denver and realized I had to quit drinking or I … Continue reading

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The Gift

April 18, 1989. A gay bar in Denver, the Triangle. A can of beer in hand, cigarette in the other. I was there alone, so I wasn’t there to be with friends, I wasn’t there looking for someone for the … Continue reading

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The Crowning of Mary Burke

Mary Burke may well end up being the Democratic candidate for governor of Wisconsin and she may also be a good candidate. While I have some concerns about her stands on Scott Walker’s Act 10, jobs, and on school vouchers … Continue reading

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Indictment

Today I attended a sentencing hearing for a former co-worker who had embezzled more than $120,000 from our company.  I wanted to attend and speak after seeing in the newspaper that the District Attorney’s office did not intend to pursue any jail … Continue reading

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Letter to Senator Dale Schultz on the Mining Bill

Dear Senator Schultz,      I do not currently live in your district, but I grew up in southwestern Wisconsin, in the lead and zinc mining town of Shullsburg. Much of my family is still there, including my mother, brother, niece, … Continue reading

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