- December 16
- I'm sure details will emerge as I write, but how does one encapsulate one's life in words? I consider myself a Michigan native, now misplaced in the southern MidWest. Friends and family have called me a story teller, which is possible. To anyone who reads my work, though, I offer this caution from Isabel Allende, as she describes herself: “If you ask me to tell you my life, I will try; but it will probably be a bag of lies, because I am inventing myself all the time. And at the same time, I am inventing fiction, and through this fiction, I am revealing myself.”
Cast of Characters:
The Raven = My Wife. To be clear, I'm also her wife.
The Giant = Our Son. I haven't legally adopted him (though I would have), but after so many years, he knows I am his parent, AKA Tia.
MY RECENT POSTS
- The Challenge of Sirenita Lake
August 10, 2013 12:31AM
- Dear Alan Chambers, President
June 20, 2013 08:02PM
- Life's Work
August 30, 2011 12:06PM
- My Gay Pride
June 27, 2011 05:39PM
- (Almost) Left Behind.
Reposted. Updated. Now with
May 20, 2011 06:08PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
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- “I felt the same way
after experiencing my first
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September 25, 2013 11:38PM
- “Now THAT'S a
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- MY LINKS
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
~I Corinthians 13:11
The quote has been ghosting me, whispering in my subconscious as the past is wont/… Read full post »
About a month ago, the Giant announced that he needed $10 to enter a 3-on-3 tournament with some of his friends from school. Naturally, my ears perked up with this unexpected news; at 15, the Giant had never once expressed any interest in organized sports, and had only taken up weight/… Read full post »
(photo from Palmyra Design)
Dear Dakini Dancer (for that is how I know you),
I write to you, at your passing, because I believe that you, now free, are reading each of these memorials, and feeling all of our love. We are simply returning the favor, you know? The sorrow… Read full post »
And now for something completely different, in honor of the Pirate Wimmin's Revolution!
I'm not sure you can get absinthe in the US, although it's legal to possess. A favorite of artists and writers, "the green fairy" has inspired creativity in some, and fear in others. Per AbsintheO… Read full post »
I saw a video today of a gay couple, two men, singing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" to their daughter as they were trying to tuck her in. The headline in the article was "Best Advertisement for Gay Marriage: the Leffew Family." Of course, it made me think of… Read full post »
Equal pay for equal work? Although the issue transcends gender, race, religion, etc., in my state, it is merely un-PC to pay a woman less for the same work performed by a male counterpart - it is not illegal. This post was inspired by Jon Henner's Open Call regarding Equal Pay… Read full post »
If there is a deity, s/he has a sense of humor, irony, and poetry. My brain nearly exploded yesterday, first because of the Iowa decision on gay marriage (I find myself cautiously optimistic), then because my buttons got pushed (you can read my post about that, if you want to).
Late… Read full post »
It’s not like I hadn’t had a few signs that I wasn’t one of the guys, hard as I tried to be. If we played house, I wanted to be the dad (or the bad kid that needed to be spanked, but that’s probably another story). I wanted grow up to/… Read full post »