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Grandma, Robin, Joan, AIDS and more

September 6, 2014

I’ve resisted writing this post because so many people have commented on Robin Williams’ passing- what could I add? The passing of Joan Rivers, a recent article about how we old-time gay folk should stop […]

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Dropper of Names

August 14, 2014

Over the past few days I have been contemplating a new blog post about Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall, selfishness, celebrity and my Grandma’s last few years- plus whatever else my brain connects with any of […]

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Book Review: Gratitude and Trust

July 28, 2014

Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life by Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson Publication Date: September 16, 2014 The authors borrow heavily (and openly) from the Grandfather of Twelve Step programmes. Many […]

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Coming Out

May 7, 2014

A follow up to this recent post about the importance of Coming Out. I’ve spent a certain amount of time admiring great actors and wondering if greatness (in just about any field) and madness are […]

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Fame and Reincarnation

April 13, 2014

Quote of the Day: “fame… It breaks your heart” Kristen Johnston writing at her blog. I’ve spent some time over the years contemplating Fame and its poor cousin Celebrity (and written occasional posts as well). […]

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People In The Biz

November 16, 2013

Another in my occasional stories of interacting with people of fame. As with most people who don’t work in ‘the biz’ or live in any of the major ‘industry cities’ (NYC and LA in the […]