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marilyn-jaye-lewis's picture
May.10.2012
I am trying not to get too political on this blog this year only because I am so disgusted with everything about this Administration and appalled by the agendas of those who are ideologically opposed to it. While it seems like an encouraging step for Obama to be pro-Gay Marriage (although, as...
nathan-burgoine's picture
Jan.09.2012
I'm white. I'm male - and cisgendered. I'm in my mid-thirties. Though I could stand to lose ten (okay, fifteen) pounds and I will never be confused with a model, I'm not what society would deem ugly. From a glance, I'm able-bodied. I'm comfortable financially, employed full time, university...
shaun-d-landry's picture
Nov.02.2011
I can't I believe I'm saying this about a talentless hack with an enormous rear end. Let's talk about her more.  I will tell you why.  But first let me preface all of this with my almost stifling hatred of this woman. I have been doing theater and performing professionally since the age...
johnny-noir's picture
Sep.10.2011
 I was drinking hot sake until I felt green. My insides churned like factory works, striking labor and all. I swallowed two gangbusters and tried to reinvent myself sober. This was a long one-night stand and she’d stayed in the ladies room for half an hour. I relented to drinking even more...
chris-rodell's picture
Jun.26.2011
I am outraged by the recklessness of the New York state legislature. They have committed an obscenity against those of us who revere moral behavior. Gays in New York are now allowed to legally marry. It’s outrageous and ought to be reversed immediately. Only then we can take steps to make...
david-valdes-greenwood's picture
May.17.2011
Seven years ago today, the first same-sex nuptials were legalized in Massachusetts, occasioning reactions that ran the gamut from teary-eyed joy to furious disbelief. Soon after, my husband and I adopted a baby girl, and have busied ourselves ever since with things like teaching her to walk and to...
aberjhani's picture
Aug.14.2010
Between ongoing debates over governmental reforms, the plight of illegal immigrants, same-sex marriage, and a world economy as fragile as the Gulf Coast marshland, conversations focused on politics and sexuality have rarely been as heated as during the sweltering summer of 2010. The debates may be...
susan-browne's picture
Jan.15.2010
A friend and I went to see the film, A Single Man.  The review said the story was about "inconsolable grief."  We went to the 5pm showing on a week day and given the subject matter of inconsolable grief, I shouldn't have been surprised that we were two among four people in the audience. ...
rand-bishop's picture
Sep.29.2009
Why Glenn Beck and I (and even Deepak Chopra) agree – We’re doomed.   The following comprises an imaginary conversation between two of today’s most influential thinkers (with an interjection here and there by a renowned spiritual philosopher): RB: “We’re doomed.” GB: “You can say that again...
kevin-simmonds's picture
Jun.01.2009
The final Jack Straw Writers reading was a lot of fun for me. The chance to share my work is probably one of the greatest motivations for creating. I do it to connect with people and talk about what we share and hope to share. As usual, the audience laughed in unexpected places and seemed compelled...