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Slut

April 4, 2015

As long as I can remember I have defined a slut as “someone who has more sex than the person using the term,” because that’s how the word seems to be used. The traditional definition […]

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Groundhog Day Again

February 2, 2015

(First posted four years ago; still applicable) One of the reasons I decided to leave Toronto 19 years ago was the overwhelming sense of loss I felt. The first ‘real’ relationship had ended, the job […]

Central OH Designs

Queer Gift Idea- December Rose

November 24, 2014

“Why roses?” you might ask. I could talk about their near-universal symbolism or ruminate on how artificial modern hybrid roses are; genetically-altered mutants bred for human pleasure regardless of the impact on Mother Nature. The […]

Brushing Fame

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 […]

Poetry

Book Review: The Road Home

April 28, 2014

I offered to read and review The Road Home: A poet’s journey through AIDS by Harry F. Rey because he asked, and because I want to encourage new poets to publish; paper, eBook or web-site. […]

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Everything Happens For a Reason

December 1, 2013

I’ve heard this expression for years, but it seems to have become quite popular (or at least, frequently-used) over the past few years. It is even the conclusion in the opening sequence for Drop Dead […]