Family, Identity

Ten Years

February 18, 2017

Morna Lusty (nee Glasheen) April 28, 1929 – Feb. 19, 2007 Mom is missed and always loved by her children, Bruce, Karen, Brian and Kathy, lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Christopher, Kennie, TJ, Melissa and […]

Family, Identity

What’s My Name

November 3, 2016

“What’s your name?” On the surface a fairly straight-forward question with an easy answer. My first (silent) response is actually hearing Margaret Cho ask “what’s my name?” in a deep, gravely half-whisper. The answer then […]

Family, Identity

After The Bath

September 23, 2016

As a young gay man in the ’80s I was not only a regular patron of Toronto’s bath houses (“steambath” or “men’s health club“), I worked the overnight shift at one for a summer. Although […]

Family, Identity

To My Nieces & Nephews

September 22, 2016

An Open Letter To My Nieces & Nephews: It’s been ten days since Dad (Grandpa to you) passed. Five since the funeral. You are each returning to your adult lives- partners, children, school, career, all […]

Family, Identity

Dad

September 13, 2016

James Cameron Lyttle – June 13, 1927 – Sept. 12, 2016 Dad passed quietly a few minutes to midnight Monday evening local time. He was surrounded by family and passed peacefully at the age of […]

Family, Identity

Poverty Redux

August 26, 2016

I’ve made mention here (and more so on my Facebook profile) of my financial struggles. Not that I believe I should have to justify or defend my current state of poverty, but perhaps my story […]