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Kage Alan

Kage Alan
Location
Detroit, Michigan, US
Birthday
June 19
Bio
Kage Alan is the Detroit-based author of comedic novels A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To My Sexual Orientation, Andy Stevenson Vs. the Lord of the Loins and Gaylias: Operation Thunderspell. Additional info can be found at KageAlan.com

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Do you ever wake up in the morning, stretch in bed, then start to wonder what the headlines will be when you finally make your tea and head off to a computer to check the news? Ever find yourself stopping and asking “How has the world gone cray-cray in the last… Read full post »

Well, we made it! Yesterday, Sunday, marked 20 years with Honorable Husband. I find this especially remarkable since my prior romantic interests never spent more than 20 minutes with me, let alone 20 years. I guess they just weren’t ‘the one’. HH used to ask me how he was supposed to… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 19, 2015 5:00AM

This Simple Life Is All I Know

Two things happened this week that revolve around the idea of living a simple life. The first was watching a Chinese film titled A Simple Life—obvious one there, isn’t it?—and the second was an online conversation I had with a friend. Okay, maybe three things because I also finally ordered a… Read full post »

I’m always surprised with the different reactions I receive to blog posts I write. I was sure the one last Thursday would generate a ton of conversation. It didn’t, but it received a generous number of hits. That must be the tradeoff. Some posts receive 20 comments and maybe 23 hits,… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 12, 2015 5:00AM

Accountability

I keep seeing stories in the news about Brian Williams being suspended for six months. And it is news. After all, the “Nightly News†anchor and managing editor mislead—a kinder word for lied—about being in a helicopter he said was hit by a grenade during his covering of the Iraq War.… Read full post »

I asked friends on Facebook last week after discovering today marks my 600th blog post what they might like me to tackle in honor of the occasion. I’m happy to blather on as I typically do, only I felt I should perhaps blather on about something or some things that folks… Read full post »

“I have this girlfriend who didn’t go to hers, and every once in a while, she gets this really terrible feeling–you know, like something is missing. She checks her purse, and then she checks her keys. She counts her kids, she goes crazy, and then she realizes that nothing is missing… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 2, 2015 5:00AM

This Is How Things Should Have Gone

I took in a cat several years back and had him for about two weeks before I realized it wasn’t meant to be. Fortunately, my co-worker had a cat who needed a friend, so we paired them up and they became inseparable. While he was with me, though, he would walk… Read full post »

I imagine acting is a bit like being a writer, which is a bit like being an engineer, which is a bit like being an accountant; you either have the aptitude for it or you don’t. It’s easy for me to look back at my early years then and see now… Read full post »

JANUARY 26, 2015 5:00AM

You Won’t Believe What Terrifies Me!

I was at DragonCon last year and a good friend and his boyfriend picked me up one morning to take me out to breakfast. I’ve known this friend for 5 or 6 years now and he’s the sweetest guy. He just happens to have some road rage. He’s also Filipino. I… Read full post »

Honorable Husband was doing that passive-aggressive half-Asian thing he does so well when he was home this past weekend. Granted, he had a sinus infection and allergy attack going on, so he might have been a little more on edge than usual, but he was also medicated. That meant we had… Read full post »

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been patiently waiting for the Supreme Court to take up the issue of gay marriage. I may have even been impatient about it, especially after the Federal Appeals Court ruled in favor of Michigan’s ban on gay marriage as well as the ban… Read full post »

If there’s one thing gay Asian men agree on, it’s how difficult it is to train a white guy and keep one in check. The constant maintenance is a bitch, especially since it’s illegal in most countries to use shock collars and corporal punishment while training and maintaining. I know. I’ve… Read full post »

JANUARY 12, 2015 5:00AM

The Butt-Thology of Growth

I don’t believe I’ve met a writer who said he/she wasn’t influenced or inspired by another author prior to their career kicking into gear. Inspiration helps fuel us to dig deep and discover our own voice…or we copy that other author and get labeled as a bit of a hack. It… Read full post »

JANUARY 8, 2015 5:00AM

Christmas Rock Lobster

Honorable Husband and I spent the Christmas of 2013 going through boxes and items belonging to both us and his late father. Our attempts to take stock of and organize things during the week we had together was compounded by his dealing with the first Christmas since his father’s passing, which… Read full post »

JANUARY 5, 2015 5:00AM

My First Black Funeral

Life isn’t lacking in endings and beginnings. The trees shed their leaves in the fall and are reborn in the spring. The year ends in December and begins again in January. And when people pass away just before Christmas, it certainly lowers the bar of great beginnings for the New Year.… Read full post »

I had, as usual, a couple of ideas I wanted to explore in today’s post, only the longer I waited to write about them, the less relevant they seemed. For those of us who recognize and celebrate the holiday, Christmas is this week, so discussing negative issues and their impacts can… Read full post »

DECEMBER 18, 2014 5:00AM

The Ingredients of a Damn Good Story

I remember reading eighteen years ago when I first started submitting query letters that if a story I’d written couldn’t interest whoever was reading it at a publisher or literary agent’s office in the first chapter—or even the first couple of paragraphs—it would be rejected. That seemed li… Read full post »

DECEMBER 15, 2014 5:00AM

That Annoying Matter of POV During Sex

Discovering at the age of twenty-eight that one has a sense of humor does tend to put one a tad bit behind the times. And when one uses that sense of humor in one’s writing, it becomes very easy to write that way all the time, especially in fiction. You see,… Read full post »

DECEMBER 13, 2014 5:00AM

The Face of Gay 61 (Katy)

Anti-gay politicians, religious leaders and everybody else who falls under the category of “others” sometimes like to justify their actions by using the words “for the children.” It’s annoying and it’s not for the children. But don’t take my word for it.

Why… Read full post »

Several of the blog idea sites I check out from time to time when I’m stuck for a topic suggest taking on something controversial. That typically doesn’t appeal to me because I’m not fond of controversy for the sake of controversy. However, in this case, I think there’s something fairly fun… Read full post »

Something very odd happened over the weekend. The deadline for the Butt Riders on the Range story is fast approaching and I took a day off from having dad with me in order to complete my first draft. Our stories are supposed to be around 10k. Mine was at 18k when… Read full post »

Why so serious? I had to ask myself that question after I put the finishing touches on Monday’s blog post. It ain’t all doom and gloom. After all, the Butt-thology authors—of which I’m a part—just launched a new anthology yesterday. It’s a collection of holiday stories, so, you know, not… Read full post »

My grandmother has been in a funk lately. Her memory of the holidays goes back far longer than my own. I remember the Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings at her house when I was a kid, only from the viewpoint as that of a child. She remembers them as an adult. And… Read full post »

The house is decorated for Thanksgiving. I originally allotted myself one day to accomplish this. It took three. I also had to take a couple more trips out to finish picking up food for the Thursday feast, plus some other odds and ends. And just when I thought it was done,… Read full post »