Smart, funny, caring, courageous… and gay

The sun shone brightly through the windows of our plane as we descended through the clouds on our final approach. The small commuter hop from LAX to Santa Barbara was very different from the giant stuffed sardine can that had carried us across the country. As the small plane made its way north up the …

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With all my heart and soul

For Ginger, my love... When we are not together when life gets in the way when reality comes between us I think of you and slip away I don’t know where my life would be without you in my heart I don’t like to think about that I don’t even want to start No matter …

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On Valentine’s Day

I would like to speak for a moment to anyone out there who is currently in a relationship. Man or woman, straight or gay.  If you have somebody in your life who you love, listen up. It seems to me that the art of romance is quickly going the way of the do-do. In this …

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On families, death, and liberation…

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but I have a good excuse. On April 26th this year my mother died suddenly. This news found me in a very different place however than most sons who hear they have lost a parent. My relationship with my mother (like so many of us I am …

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All grown up…

As I sit in the photographers studio waiting, I can't believe what I am seeing. I'm watching an incredibly beautiful young woman strike pose after pose for the photographer. She is tall, thin. blonde and gorgeous. The camera loves her and the pictures will be amazing. All I can see though is the slightly pudgy, …

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