Earlier in November, I came across this piece on the New York Times site about this man named Gary Vaynerchuk and his edgy & progressive approach to engagement via social media. I was a bit captivated so I took the audacious step of contacting his publisher and asking for a review copy. They shipped it out the next day.Who could resist a NYT piece entitled “Riding the Hashtag” after all?...more
Luke “Sasha” Fleischman, 18, has a friendly smile and likes wearing a skirt. They (Sasha’s preferred gender pronouns are they, them, their, and it) were born biologically male, but identify as agender. On November 4, Sasha fell asleep riding the bus from their Berkeley, California, high school on the way to their home in Oakland. When Richard Thomas, 16, got on the bus, he lit their skirt on fire. When I heard about Sasha, I wanted to rush to their aid and protect them....more
My wife and I have started the process to try to get pregnant with our first child. We have gone through all of the multitude of testing that our wonderful fertility specialist has recommended for us and are at the threshold of actually starting the insemination process. We are thankful for our insurance that helps defer a lot of the costs for the process and shake our heads at the lack of help offered to those that are in a similar boat (LGBT couples wanting to have a baby) and do not have domestic partners or fertility coverage available to them....more
Sage Sweetwater erotic voice artist on Sound Cloud in Hollywood film promotion. Content Marketing intellectual properties in prep for cutting a CD. Poetry that sells! https://soundcloud.com/jett-durango...more
1. State Representative Naomi Jakobbsen of Illinois left the bedside of her dying son to vote yet on "marriage equality" - a measure that passed with a cushion of one vote. Tragically, her son died before she could return to the hospital....more
I started to feel like I was counting down to a death. Not my death; defiantly something dying and I couldn’t participate in that behavior any longer. I leave carrying burdens I didn’t think I would have to pile into my moving truck, but it is worth every brick in my suitcase.
I decided I needed room to breathe. I felt suffocated and surrounded at all times in our shared townhouse. It is large and she gave me plenty of space to rattle around in, but I grew tired of the demons that would pop up with no notice....more
My brother got me this t-shirt for my birthday. It's organic cotton, thick and soft. It's my favorite color and I love that it was screen printed by a local artist and not by some mass merchandizer. It is quite possibly one of the nicest t-shirts I have, but I have never worn it in public. ...more