Guest Commentary

Ringing in the new


When I was little, I lay awake at night worrying about the fact that I would die some day.

Fables of the Deconstruction

Let’s face the music (and dance)

I have had some fun at the expense of the truth lately. I have been telling tall tales. Making stuff up.

Summary of My Discontent

Christmas Panic Hotline

Thank you for calling the Christmas Panic Hotline. Due to unusually high call volume, the current wait time is approximately 2 hours and 16 minutes.

Don't Ask, I'm Telling

A gay letter to Santa

Hey Santa. It’s me, Pam. Look, I know we haven’t talked since I was a kid, and I never thanked you properly for that Walkman in the ’90s.

Keeping Up with the Jones

Knee-deep in America’s political breeding program

I’m currently re-reading one of the greatest treatises on government, leadership, control and power ever written.

Raised Relief

Bundled up

I’ve got a pair of Carhartt coveralls in the dryer right now.

Fables of the Deconstruction

How much I lied

The last time I saw Richard was really just a couple weeks ago. We were at my cousin Sue’s house for Thanksgiving.

Summary of My Discontent

A Wikipedia Christmas

Dear Santa: As usual, I’ve had a tough time deciding what to ask for this year.

Don't Ask, I'm Telling

The heart of the matter

In 1985, writer and activist Larry Kramer’s play “The Normal Heart” premiered in New York City at The Public Theater.

Raised Relief

Retrospective on a room

I’m moving into a new home for the 12th time since 1995.