Monthly Archives: February 2012

Thank you, dear readers (near and far)

Lina and I survived our big splash in the News & Observer, our regional paper. For me, the FDR adage “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself” certainly rang true. How many lessons like this do I … Continue reading

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Happy anniversary to my sweetheart

Nine years ago on this day I met a geeky guy named Wessel at the Delta baggage carousel at Logan Airport. I’d briefly chatted with his friend, Frans, on my flight from Tampa to Boston. Frans was visiting from his … Continue reading

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Talk about feeling exposed…

As recently as six months ago, I never, ever would have considered sharing our story in the News & Observer, our regional newspaper. But you can find it here, in today’s paper, with photos, splashed across the front of the … Continue reading

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Fictional ‘Jonas’ rings true to life

When my writing coach (the amazing Melissa Delbridge) said, “you HAVE to read “Jonas” by Belle Boggs, I thought she was telling me that because it contained prose that achieves everything she keeps reminding me to do: show don’t tell, … Continue reading

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Snap Judgment features a ‘wife of’

A wife of a transgender woman was on Snap Judgment today talking about her discovery and their relationship. Scroll down to the segment called “Borrowed Dresses.” Kristen Collier and her spouse are still together, but as friends. Of course much … Continue reading

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The limiting myths of manhood

I appreciated Charles Blow’s column in the New York Times today about masculinity and manhood in reaction to commentator Roland Martin‘s tweets about men in pink suits and more. It’s debatable whether Martin was being homophobic, as GLAAD has charged, … Continue reading

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Mind your manners, or else

It’s not every day that your farmer introduces you to the country’s leading gay etiquette guru, but here in progressive North Carolina these things happen. On Sunday, Lina and I were at the lively 10th anniversary party of Lantern, the … Continue reading

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