Category Archive: life

it’s looking biblical out there

Earth to naysayers: climate change is already well underway. We’re well past the “drill baby drill” denial stage. Instead we need to figure out how to best adapt to what’s next. As far… Continue reading

eat, gay, love

It’s no secret: straight women have been having platonic affairs with gay men for eons. Gay guys usually make an effort to take care of themselves. They look great. They dress well. They… Continue reading

zombie parenting

Caring for a child nowadays is a complicated affair. In olden times (pre-1995, before the Internet exploded), parents didn’t have to worry about finding their children in front of the family computer, playing… Continue reading

new year’s resolutions

Let 2011 go down as the year we rid ourselves of New Year’s resolutions. Let’s resolve to not make any more ridiculous promises, just because it’s a new year. Chances are you won’t… Continue reading

St. Francis and Zach

This is a reflective time of the year, when loved ones who aren’t around anymore are especially missed. In January 1997, my cousin Zach took his life on the day after his 18th… Continue reading

DADT drama

The U.S. Senate must repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), one of the most bizarre and contradictory laws in our nation’s history. Gay rights is the civil rights issue of our time. Years… Continue reading

being thankful (not talking turkey, for once): one year later

Dearest Readers, One of my first blog posts (about Thanksgiving) is below. It’s been a little over a year since my friend Laurie McLachlan suggested I give blogging a try. I’d done feature… Continue reading

Warren Buffett and the Pope

Did you catch all the crazy news swirling around this weekend? I very rarely watch TV.  I go to the gym even less.  Yet there I was this past Sunday, in the gym,… Continue reading

The Moth Ball: why storytelling matters

Went to the Moth Ball last night in NYC at Capitale on the Bowery. The Moth, a nonprofit organization devoted to the “art and craft of storytelling,” is a showcase for true stories,… Continue reading

Boston Bhangra

The Orpheum Theatre hosted Boston Bhangra‘s sold-out 7th annual competition on Saturday night, with teams representing MIT, Rutgers, UVA, Cornell, and BU. Independent teams from NYC, Vancouver, California, and others also participated. Bhangra,… Continue reading