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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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

An Evening in the Park

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 […]

Our Summer Vacation in Harbor Springs

Our Summer Vacation in Harbor Springs

It’s been three years since my husband, David Lansaw, and I took a vacation away from home. That last time might best be described as escape as we fled Cleveland during the 2016 Republican Convention. As in 2016, our destination this year was Michigan where we rented a delightful cottage in Harbor Springs. The drive […]

The Gibson’s Bakery Case in Oberlin

The Gibson’s Bakery Case in Oberlin

When we hear the words “reaction” and “reactionary” we usually think of the rightwing. More and more, in our angry and polarized environment these days, the liberal left is falling into this same behavior. I wrote about this in January when I analyzed the Lincoln Memorial confrontation between Catholic high school student Nick Sandmann and […]

Remembering Dad at 21

Remembering Dad at 21

My Dad passed away on Cinco de Mayo twenty years ago, plus 1. At 21 I guess that makes him an adult angel now. It’s amazing to think that he’s been gone nearly a third of my life. Yet he remains ever-present. I think of him almost everyday. And even when not, I know that […]

Kent State Gathering Honors Dolores Noll

Kent State Gathering Honors Dolores Noll

About two dozen people gathered at Kent State University’s LGBTQ Student Center this past Monday, February 11th, to remember and honor Dr. Dolores Noll. Dolores was a friend, comrade, role model and inspiration to me personally — and also to the LGBT community far and wide. It was not exactly a sad event because there […]