Coronavirus: Must-See Daily Briefings

Coronavirus: Must-See Daily Briefings

Coronavirus Updated DailyLatest: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 I can’t recall the last time I praised a Republican — probably ‘cuz I never have! — but Ohio’s Governor Mike DeWine is doing an exemplary job in addressing the Coronavirus crisis. Most days at 2:00 PM DeWine conducts a press briefing presenting the latest news and updates […]

Fiddling While Fever Burns

Fiddling While Fever Burns

Coronavirus The Trump Administration is bungling the Coronavirus response at near-criminal magnitude while POTUS soothes his fragile ego with pathetic displays like this at the CDC on March 6: This kind of foolish and transparent self-aggrandizement, though serious, is actually the least of the government’s failings. The threat of Coronavirus first came into focus in […]

Thank you, Mayor Pete

Thank you, Mayor Pete

I’m to the left of Peter Buttigieg. For that matter, I’m to the left of Bernie Sanders. More on this in future posts. But tonight I want to thank ‘Mayor Pete.’ In the late ’60s and early 70s, when I was a scared teenager in the closet, I could never have imagined I would someday […]

Coronavirus: A Question

Coronavirus: A Question

Coronavirus I wonder… Reports from out west suggest that the Coronavirus has already begun “community spread” in the United States. This means that it’s being transmitted in some way between people, probably similar to a cold or flu. It’s not limited any longer to people that have been in China or the other known hotspots. […]

Remembering Mom

Remembering Mom

My brother, John, posted a short beautiful remembrance of our mother this afternoon on Facebook. She died thirteen years ago today. It was Saturday morning, January 6, 2007. She was 89 years old. I couldn’t say it better than John did: MAY HER SOUL…. Today is the thirteenth anniversary of my mother’s death. Getting older […]

Season of Faith & Celebration

Season of Faith & Celebration

Merry Christmas! to my Christian friends and those who follow Santa. Happy Holidays! to everyone else. The greeting “Happy Holidays,” as cheerful and simple as it is, has stirred impassioned controversy — despite the fact there’s also New Years Day too, a whole second holiday. It seems appropriate to wish happiness on both holidays, right? […]

National Coming Out Day 2019

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

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!

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 collection. […]

A Friend Wrote…

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 […]