Ethics, Morals, the Foot & the Shoe

The impeachment battle in Washington is a classic demonstration of the moral duplicity of the two ruling parties. Republicans and Democrats shift and even swap their ethics and principles depending on what foot the shoe is on today. They’re much like chameleons shifting colors, it’s so natural and fluid. Without embarrassment the two parties accuse […]

Republicans Storm Impeachment Hearings

So a bunch of Republicans stormed the Impeachment Hearings today… This is now… I’m actually not sure why the Democrats are meeting in secret. Back during Watergate the hearings were wide open. That’s where we heard John Dean talk about a cancer growing on the Presidency and all the rest. I stayed up for hours […]

National Coming Out Day 2019

Today is National Coming Out Day. This annual observance every October 11th started in 1988 to encourage and celebrate the act of Coming Out of the Closet. While coming out is very much a life-altering personal act, it’s also a political act of significant importance. It’s easy to hate a group of people if you […]

Our 5/28th Anniversary

Today marks David’s and my 5th wedding anniversary. That makes this our official anniversary in the eyes of justice — but our real anniversary was June 29th at which point we celebrated 28 years together. The law was slow to catch up. This being our Official Legal Day, however, I wish my David… …with love […]

Dare I Say, the Sequel is Out!

≡ Gay Video of the Week I watch a lot of short gay films on YouTube and have curated a selection of the better ones on my website. You can see them at Short & Independent LGBT Films. There you will find 35 films of wide variety and I plan soon to add a second […]

On the Possible Impeachment

In this country everyone is supposed to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. And so it should be with Donald Trump. Impeachment is the equivalent of an indictment. It’s not in itself a conviction. After an “indictment” by the House of Representatives there’s a “trial” in the Senate. Now here it gets interesting because juries […]

Spirituality & Science Converge

≡ Life 2.0 Some people talk about Mindfulness in the context of spirituality. The Buddha and Eckhart Tolle are two examples. Others approach the subject based on science and what is known about neurology, psychology, physiology and more. Articles in Scientific American and the Harvard Gazette are just two of many that look at the […]

2 in 1

We’ve seen and heard so much these past few years. In this one week two moments sum it all up. Moment 1 On Monday, Trump condemned white supremacy. Well, he said the words anyway. Now… If he could just manage this message with his usual spontaneity and passion, absent the teleprompter, prepared text and stilted […]

A Friend Wrote…

I’m inspired to share this post that a friend placed on Facebook this week. Exhibit A: Trump lectures Elijah Cummings on the fact that the Democratic Party machine in Baltimore has been stealing, double-dipping and wasting federal aid for decades, which any worker, especially any worker who is Black, would nod their head up and […]

An Evening in the Park

One of the lovely amenities of Northeast Ohio is the Emerald Necklace, a network of parks surrounding the Greater Cleveland/Akron area. It spans 23,000 acres with over 300 miles of walking, bicycle, and horse trails as well as numerous picnic areas, nature education centers, golf courses, and countless fishing spots. In addition, the district includes […]