Some of my best friends are...

How a deflecting defense just doesn't add up. Read More...

Yankee Doodle Sweetheart

Two real live nephews of our Uncle Sam, he is my Yankee Doodle joy. Read More...

Honor thy...?

"Real" is not the same as legal, biological, or orthodox. Read More...

If I knew then…

Everyone needs hope, even ourselves. Read More...

Even steven

There are limits to reasoning. Read More...

Plausibility

Some excuses stretch plausibility to the breaking point. Read More...

Love conquers

But only if it’s allowed out. Read More...

Not lost

Not all who wander are lost. Read More...

Rules

Sometimes “confusion” is a synonym for “I don’t like it!” Read More...

How you slice it

Pie is so versatile, it can help explain anything. Read More...

What it's about

It isn’t about attention. Read More...

Ridiculous!

Traditions are never as old as they want you to think they are. Read More...

Wicked!

Trying to sort out the varying definitions. Read More...

Membership

Sometimes “quitting” means “giving up.” Read More...

The nature of wrongs

The difference between right and wrong is easy. Right? Read More...

Offending

Some jokes aren’t as funny as you first think. Read More...

Package deal

Someone has to dream the dream Read More...

Facing it

Don’t turn your back on intolerance. Read More...

Making excuses

Excusing someone else’s bigotry makes you an accessory. Read More...

Meanie value theorem

Don’t be deceived by apologists. Read More...

Be you

The closet isn’t just a lie, it’s a nested series of lies and poison. Read More...

Can you see me?

Denial is a powerful thing. Read More...

It's a guy thing

Masculinity has more than one definition. Read More...

Naming rights

Who’s identity is it, anyway? Read More...

Closer than brothers

Some disagreements hurt more, and longer, than others. Read More...

Less self, more…

Nobody’s doormat. Read More...

Part 4: All the world…

You can’t understand “coming out” until you knew what the person emerged to. Read More...

Part 3: Divas and Drama Queens

You can’t understand “coming out” until you knew what the person was in. Read More...

Part 2: Roles

You can’t understand “coming out” until you knew what the person was in. Read More...

Part 1: Backdrop

You can’t understand “coming out” until you knew what the person was in. Read More...

Balanced?

The middle is not where you think it is. Read More...

Finding Normal

Under the right conditions, we accept the most outlandish things. Read More...

Out

Seeing what one wants to see makes empathy difficult. Or, why hiding never works. Read More...

Inference

Misunderstanding a word, a feeling, and our lives. Read More...

Level

A challenged shop project illuminates the consequences of prejudice. Read More...

What agenda?

In which I make fun of the notion of “the gay agenda.” Read More...

We Are

Sort of a carrot and stick analogy. Read More...

Hitched

It’s more than a piece of paper. Read More...

Save the last dance...

The mythic power of the prom--sort of. Read More...

Passing

I’m always surprised when someone assumes... Read More...

Just a matter of taste

A food I dislike give perspective on others’ preferences. Read More...

Perspectives

Some people fight so hard, they actually help the other side. Read More...

Take the 'A' Train

Thoughts on composer Billy Strayhorn. Read More...

More than Plumbing

Differences between men and women have nothing to do with Venus, Mars, or even asking for directions. Read More...

Invisible

The death of a stage legend illuminates an injustice. Read More...

Gertie Stein Triumphant

A look at the life and influence of author, Gertrude Stein. Read More...

Ask the next question...

A reflection on author Theodore Sturgeon. Read More...

Many sticks in a bundle...

Thoughts on diversity and unity. Read More...