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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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JULY 1, 2013 6:00AM

A Pocket Full of Change

I was sitting at the house yesterday on our new IKEA couch—it remains covered with sheets because of the renovations—and writing in Gaylias 2 for several hours. It’s the first time in a long time I’ve had a chance to do much writing because of everything that’s gone on and everything… Read full post »

Original MySpace Publication Date: July 31, 2009
The following is a reprint from Novelspot.net when I hosted a series of behind-the-scenes blog posts during the week of July 20-24.

Enjoy!

NovelSpot Blog Day 2
Magandang hapon po! Or as they say in Detroit, good afternoon…or “yo†or “wassupâ€.… Read full post »

The great Abraham Lincoln once said “Four score and seven years ago…†No, wait. I meant the great Abrahama Lincoln. She’s a drag queen I know who called me yesterday, saying “Four Skor bars and seven Yogurt Malted Milk Balls ago…†(Abrahama had just gotten off a diet). So, many years… Read full post »

It’s typical these days to read about how intrusive social media is, the privacy issues that come with it, the ads we’re forced to contend with, and then the sheer amount of time we spend on it. Was it always this way? What was the world like before it? When I… Read full post »

The truth is out there. It’s a famous phrase, isn’t it? Another way to look at it in relation to the GLBT community is that We’re Out There. I’ve read many comments readers have posted on newspaper forums about any story having something to do with gays and many of them… Read full post »

Nobody ever believes me when I say I’m going to sit down and watch a very cerebral, very artsy, very finely crafted film. Okay, it was Ninja III: The Domination, but it was released on Blu-Ray and it has an audio commentary on it! Somebody enjoyed it enough to finally put… Read full post »

JUNE 17, 2013 6:00AM

And Now a Word About Fathers…

My poor husband just can’t catch a break after the passing of his father. It doesn’t help that he works away from home, which essentially keeps him away from the rest of us and being able to mourn with us. It also didn’t help that his father’s birthday was the 6th… Read full post »

The following is a reprint from Novelspot.net when I hosted a series of behind-the-scenes blog posts during the week of July 20-24, 2009.

Enjoy!

NovelSpot Blog Day 1

Hello! Or, as one of my writer friends says, “Hail and well met!†Or, as another writer friend blatantly rips off from a… Read full post »

I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that it looks like I’m going to be at the house almost every day for the next two weeks. The good news is that there’s no possible way I’ll be working on the house every single bit of that time,… Read full post »

All things considered, I should be a total wreck. Emotionally. One friend’s dementia-suffering mother is back in the hospital under serious circumstances, another’s canine member of the family is in equally serious circumstances, my father continues his own downward spiral journey with Alzheimerâ… Read full post »

I’ll admit it; I thought The Face of Gay 33 might have been the end of the run, but two entries have come in at the last minute to keep us going for another month. Whew! A huge shout out to Tom Webb and Patti Logan for helping get word out.… Read full post »

JUNE 6, 2013 6:00AM

A Year Since I Resigned? WTH???

I found myself in a quandary today. You see, there’s this desk. It’s a huge, heavy desk from the 1940s and it’s sitting in my former father-in-law’s workroom. It needs to come out of there so Painter Guy can paint this weekend and then Carpet Person can perform his function. Sure,… Read full post »

I’m feeling my age. Well, my fake age to be exact. Last week was supposed to be a slightly restful one for me because my mother-in-law and hubby were in town. They were going to lend a hand at the house by cleaning up father-in-law’s workroom, then seeing what else they… Read full post »

The difficulty with trying to say something significant in a previous blog post is always in coming up with something worthy for the post following it. There’s only so much soul-wrenching material I can pull out of myself at a time. But there have been a few things that have happened since… Read full post »

“You are the villain, your own infidel.
Devise your demise, create your own hell.†– (‘Infidel’ by Ego Likeness)

The older I get and the more mistakes I make and reflect upon, the more I try not to repeat them. The problem remains in coming to terms with what one has… Read full post »

 

Original MySpace Publication Date: July 13, 2009

I witnessed two events last week that deserve to be pointed out, documented and thoroughly enjoyed by the masses. Honestly, I live for this crap because if I wrote and put it in a book, nobody would believe that it actually happened. You… Read full post »

I’ve been told I’m an acquired taste. Not everybody likes my sense of humor and that’s okay. My mother doesn’t like horror movies ever since my father took her to see The Exorcist all those years back. But I like them, so I figure there’s a 50/50 chance you will, too.… Read full post »

This was another special weekend, mostly because like the conventions I attend, it only happens once a year. And it typically involves a convention. My best friend from college (Don) comes down with his girlfriend (Lindsay) and we attend the Motor City Comicon. We’ve done this for the last ten year… Read full post »

MAY 18, 2013 6:00AM

The Face of Gay 33 (Petra)

Some online friends who I’ve had the pleasure to meet in person have been giving me a hand reaching out and asking their peeps if they’d like to submit something for the Face of Gay series. And when their initial approach hasn’t yielded any fruit, they’ve taken to more direct… Read full post »

Several of you have been mightily amused reading about my struggles during the home renovation project. I haven’t been quite as amused, but it’s entirely possible I may look back on this one day and find it amusing. Or I may have one of my staff look back on it and… Read full post »

I now know after last week why it is I space my blog posts out. Monday’s didn’t happen because I was traveling and still detoxing from time spent breathing the air around Patti Logan, which was easily 8% proof. I didn’t quite get the post done for Tuesday since I still… Read full post »

Original MySpace Publication Date: July 7, 2009

Right, so some of you posted or e-mailed some curiosity aimed at the reading I had yesterday with uber-psychic Sylvia Brown.  I figured rather than respond to random questions, I’d simply type up a bit of the information that was shared with me.Â… Read full post »

Dear Kristopher,

I’m a little late writing this to you, but considering where you are, time is no longer linear, so you most likely got this exactly when I meant you to. That’s my attempt at a plausible excuse. I think I’ve simply put this off a bit because I knew… Read full post »

I’m not someone prone to exaggeration as my super adorable, hunky, and delightfully succulent husband will tell you. I’m also not prone to fibbing as my staff will attest to. So when I tell you that this past weekend attending OutlantaCon has become my favorite con experience to date, believe me.… Read full post »

One of my favorite bands, Tears For Fears, regrouped several years ago and released an album titled Everybody Loves A Happy Ending. I find that I concur. The human adventure comes with a number of hidden traps and pitfalls mixed with uncertainty and the ever-looming unknown. And then there are times… Read full post »