..It's All About The Journey...
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MY RECENT POSTS
- Mother’s Day without a
May 06, 2013 09:27PM
- In the end – the only thing
that matters - is love.
May 01, 2013 02:07PM
- Full Circle: Returning to
where one started.
April 09, 2013 08:43PM
- Who Are You to Judge Jodie
January 14, 2013 04:47PM
- How do Gays and Lesbians talk
October 25, 2012 11:50AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I can't imagine what you
have seen or what you have had
do. I do however
June 14, 2013 11:53PM
June 11, 2013 03:29PM
- “Joan - Thanks so much -
May 07, 2013 09:49AM
- “Sheila - Thanks so much
for all your
Thank you so
May 01, 2013 11:04PM
- “Oh Joanie - bring on the
May 01, 2013 02:11PM
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Mother’s Day – I knew it was coming – The reminders have bombarded my email inbox for a few weeks now. Proflowers has been reminding me of Mother’s favorite bouquet – and did I know I haven’t sent her any flowers in a while? See’s candy reminded m… Read full post »
Susan and I celebrate 32 years together on this day, May 1, 2013. We chose May 1 for reasons that we have chosen to keep between each other, just know that if we could have 32 years ago – we’d have a marriage license and a wedding album full of photos… Read full post »
According to the online Wikitionary: To come full circle means: To complete a cycle of transition, returning to where one started after gaining experience or exploring other things.
This is what I did last weekend - I came full circle in my life that started here in San Diego some 32… Read full post »
I’m sorry, I don’t understand all the fuss about Jodie Foster and her alleged “coming out” at the Golden Globes last evening. Gay writers and bloggers are angry that she didn’t come out 15 – 20 years ago; she could have done so much for the gay community, blah, bla… Read full post »
As a woman who will be turning the age of 60 in less than a month, one would think I would have a fine grasp on my life, wouldn't one? And as an out and activist lesbian who writes a weekly column, one would think I could find the appropriate words for every… Read full post »
I understand we all have problems in our lives. I also understand we all have different lives. We come from different places, different experiences, different families, and different places in time.
What I don’t understand is that we all don’t want something a little better than what we h… Read full post »
I found out that a classmate of mine from High School passed away last week. I haven’t seen him since graduation some 42 years ago, but I remember him quite vividly. He was smart, funny and kind and he was the best Conrad Birdie in our adaptation of Bye Bye Birdie.… Read full post »
No matter who gets elected in November – no matter who makes the laws – no matter what religious zealots say; there is no one on the face of this earth, or any other earth, who will ever be able to regulate with whom a person falls in love.
Same-sex people,… Read full post »
Our son informed us last night that he wasn’t going to vote in November. Apparently he’s disgusted with everything and everyone, and he’s just not voting. I could see Susan’s head start to explode and then I saw her change her tactics – she went full-out for that w… Read full post »
I saw those two sentences in an article I was reading this morning, and I suddenly understood why folks are so hateful. It’s easy.
It doesn’t take a whole lot of brain power to go from; “My life sucks: to: “I’m… Read full post »
I do not understand the concept of being a gay Republican. I don’t know how one goes from saying: I’m gay and then adding: And I’m a Republican. I don’t know how one does this…
I’ve asked how it’s done and the answers I usually get are… Read full post »
Susan and I were discussing a friend of ours who is in an abusive marriage, and I said: “Why do women stay in such toxic situations? I just don’t understand.”
It was in that moment that I realized that in the not so distant past, I was one of those… Read full post »
My cousin Mike and I pretty much grew up together. We were forever in the creek, or climbing trees or climbing in all the farm machinery that sat in the lot of the farm machinery store that was on the other side creek. We weren’t supposed to be there – so… Read full post »
I had someone question my character this week. Someone I thought was a friend, someone I thought had my back, someone I thought cared about me, someone who is a member of my family – blood – you know – the tie that binds…
I suppose I had it coming as… Read full post »
For those in my gay community whining about all the good Sally Ride could have done had she only “come out;” I say – Get over yourself.
For most gays and lesbians the hardest thing we will ever do in our lives is “come out.” It’s personal, and absolut… Read full post »
I think that one of life’s hardest lessons is realizing that someone is not at all what you believed them to be. All of us create these idealistic images in our heads and our hearts about people without really knowing who they are. I understand now that I’m looking 60 right… Read full post »
There were 14 people in our little contingent sitting in our favorite spot along the San Diego Pride Parade Route. Three of us are gay; the other 11 are straight neighbors and friends who were with us showing love and support and total acceptance on every level one could ever hope… Read full post »
I’ve been asked numerous times why I write so much about gay issues. Why can’t I just let things go? Why can’t I just let others have their opinions? Why must I protest and tell people not to shop at certain stores? Why do I think my opinion is right?
To… Read full post »
So – The Boy Scouts of America will continue to ban gay members. Took them two years to review and make this decision. I’m just wondering… were there any scouts on this panel that represented “a diversity of perspectives and opinions?”
Boy Scouts chief execu… Read full post »
Ever have one of those days when you aren’t sure how it is you’re supposed to be feeling? You’re happy, and yet, your mind wanders to events that aren’t quite so happy, and then it wanders back to events that are happy. Happy, Sad, Happy, Sad, Happy…
July 15th&nbs/… Read full post »
I wasn’t going to jump into the free-speech, don’t heckle the comic telling rape jokes fray, however, I find myself reading articles, shaking my head thinking: Is this what we’ve become; A funny rape joke society?
Honestly, I’ve never even heard of Daniel Tosh. Never se… Read full post »
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
These words lead off the second paragraph of our nations Declaration of Indepe… Read full post »
This whole boycotting Oreo cookies isn’t really about the cookie – You know that, right?
This is all about hate and ignorance and for the most part it’s all tied up with the “God Hates Gays” bow.
My sweet, sweet friends have written… Read full post »
My partner Susan and I were driving to the San Diego Zoo yesterday afternoon and we drove through the route of the San Diego Gay Pride Parade. We started talking about maybe changing where we sit this year and in that conversation we then decided that we couldn’t do that because … Read full post »
So, this Sunday will be the second year without my father here to wish him a Happy Father’s Day. It gets easier every year without him here; still there are times when I find myself picking up the phone to call him, or times when I just want to talk to… Read full post »