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Dear Mr. Book Clerk,

June 19, 2017


It was a struggle to manage the heavy glass door. The handles were oddly positioned, and the door was intent on closing before I was inside. One of those hidden camera stunts, perhaps, where unsuspecting people are humiliated on television while attempting something as simple as entering a bookstore. So he had already been watching […]

Men At Work

April 21, 2017


My neighbor across the street has her trees pruned every two years. Today was the day she hired a crew, and I was dreading the noise their damn machines would be making all morning. All afternoon. When I looked out the window to guess just how big a job it would be, I was pleasantly […]

Beating the Bully

April 18, 2017


There was never anything in a bullying scenario at school that could be used in any positive way, as far as I’m concerned. It was a nightmare for me, as it was for many, and unfortunately, still is for some. Many gay men were bullied as kids. There was something about a perceived weakness that […]

Burner Bro

April 12, 2017


“Dude, your eyes are awesome! I usually get compliments on mine, but seriously bro, yours are freaking amazing.” My inbox on facebook contained this odd message about a week ago. Facebook is not a dating site. I’m not on any dating sites right now. Have not been on a dating site in about a year. […]

Baby Talk

March 25, 2017


My roommate and his boyfriend have started using baby talk. “I have been a bawd bowy. Are you gowing to spawnk mee?” This was said on the phone as he was walking by my bedroom door, so I didn’t catch the other end of the conversation, but I imagine that was in baby talk, too. […]

The Gay Punchline

March 4, 2017


Moonlight won the Academy Award for best picture, and aside from the bizarre way it happened, meaning the actual reading of the wrong envelope, it is big news. In its own right. By itself. Plenty of people are talking about the importance of a movie with a gay central character winning best picture. It’s a […]

Prince of Canada

February 26, 2017


What a bizarre news period this past week has been. These past few weeks, actually. Since the orange face began appearing all over, every day. Non stop. A constant bombardment of insanity. Hard to believe. Difficult to accept. We are securely in Twilight Zone territory. On the gay front, if there is a gay front, […]