Thursday, December 01, 2011

Who Would You Pick For HRC President?

The search is underway. In this piece for, I review the job description, talk with some LGBT bloggers and highlight a few LGBT leaders who would be good choices. Agree? Disagree? Got a favorite?

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Tales of the Canyon - Part One

In South Florida Gay News this week - in print and online. The first of my 3 part series.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Bronson Lemer - On our first post-DADT Veterans Day

Just your ordinary gay vet. One of many. Devoid of sound bites, Bronson was not my typical interview. Read about him and on Veterans Day, let's keep in mind that there are so many invisible gay vets to be thanked for their years of service under Don't Ask Don't Tell.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Alyson Adventures' "Splash" gay tour of the Grand Canyon

I had a blast. A dozen gay men, including a priest, rabbi, minister, banker and TWO dentists! Ages 30s-60s. I behaved like a Gabor sister throughout the 8 days, but I nightly stood naked in the cold Colorado River washing out my clothing before putting on a sarong for happy hour at the campsite. SFGN will publish my diary account in installments.

When you book your tour—and you seriously should—tell them who sent you.

Friday, August 12, 2011

This kept me busy for a couple of months

and I want to thank my two excellent proof readers, Bird of Paradise and my husband the Baad Lamb,for their corrections and suggestions.

My article is From Rough Trade to Fine Art.

Actually, I have a second article in there but the moon is full and bright and my husband and I are going out to Central Park to observe it.

Everything flies by and the blinking does not slow it down.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Bear Hill - Year Six

Memories. Tradition. Tribe. Friends. And my husband standing in the back in white tank and black cap.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Men with Rounded Corners - The Loren Olson Story

I thoroughly enjoyed reading and reviewing Dr. Olson's new book Finally Out about coming out late in life. With many friends who found themselves in similar circumstances (kids and ex-wives), I was curious to see what he prescribes for such a man seeking personal happiness. His words are encouraging.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Sweet Life of Kilwin's Stephen and Bill

I thoroughly enjoyed receiving their story. It proves that you just never know. Unexpected happiness can overtake you.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cazwell - Previewing his new video

Marco Ovando, his director, started laughing during my interview with Cazwell, and he said "I really like your questions". I think he liked the fact that they made Cazwell wince. I had a great time.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Monday, March 07, 2011

Miami Beach

Friday, Bass Art Museum, Miami Beach, Winter Party, with JoeMyGod.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011


I was moved by being in the company of men who have been the HIV gladiators of my lifetime.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Midlife Calm of Gregory Kabel

I was delighted when he said that he used to be the one who had to respond to letters from old ladies enclosing photos of their cute grandchildren hoping to be the next Doublemint Twins. Gregory Kabel.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

In Fred's Classroom, the Wallpaper is Vintage Gay

I was astounded by how much I didn't know about the history of gay Florida. My interview with author Fred Fejes.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Fashion Fun in Miami Beach

Yes, I've been lazy, but I'll be back to regular prattling really soon. Meanwhile:

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

John Allen and Island House: Almost Perfect. Never Normal.

Can't wait to return. Here's the story in this week's South Florida Gay News online.

Today at the Beach

Today on the beach a man squatted by my chair and said "Ah luuuv Eye-talians."I didn't reply, but he kept looking at me as if I were obliged to respond. Very slowly I said "I am half Latvian and half Creole. All my uncles have been executed by various governments for the crime of murder. We're an unrepentant lot. All I need to do is just look at a boat and it will sink."

He then said "I once had me an Eye-talian boyfriend. Wouldn't eat nothin but tofu and sprouts. Took me five years to get him to eat some dessert. Now he'll eat thet. I got him a puppy and I said 'Now Tommy don't you make this puppy eat none of thet junk. Well I went over there on Christmas and that puppy had broke its paw in two places and I said 'Tommy ah'm givin this dawg ice cream.'"

After an hour, I said "Please let your name be Lusitania, and if it isn't, please Jesus, let my name be Lusitania and let me see my reflection in your sunglasses."

Saturday, January 01, 2011

In 2011, Let's Plan For The Past!?

"You are the only young man that I know of who ignores the fact that the future becomes the present, the present the past, and the past turns into everlasting regret if you don't plan for it!"

-- Amanda Wingfield to her son, in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie.