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On Marriage and Equality

It was the late 1970s and I was struggling with my identity. I knew I was gay but I didn’t know how I could be gay. The Stonewall Rebellion, considered the watershed event of the modern gay rights movement, was not even … Continue reading

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My Cousin is a Duck, and I Am Loved

Some days when I visit my mother she thinks I’m her brother or someone else. Most of the time she knows who I am, but not always. Going to visit can be saddening or it can bring me joy–I never … Continue reading

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On Mother’s Day, 2015

You dressed me in yellow and it became my favorite color because it was the color of your love for me.   I sat on your lap and you held me, and in those moments I could believe in God … Continue reading

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Forgive the Shooter

On Sunday evening in the small Wisconsin town of Menasha a man apparently distraught over a recent breakup and argument with his former fiancée took two guns with him on his bike and went for a ride. On the middle … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Tony Robinson

Last night I stood in the middle of a street and cried for a young man I never knew. The tears were for Tony Robinson, a 19-year old unarmed African-American who was shot and killed by police officer Matt Kenny … Continue reading

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To Mom on Your 90th Birthday

You were born in 1925. February 19, 1925 and you came into this world as the youngest of nine children. And now, it is 2015. It is nine decades later. It is ninety years later and you are still smiling and … Continue reading

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From Dreams

Yesterday morning I woke up from a hard dream and it stayed with me all day long. In the dream I was at work when my cell phone rang. It was my sister calling and all she said was “She’s … Continue reading

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