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Coming back

31 May

It’s been a while.

I miss writing.  I’ll be back more regularly soon.


We will cure this dirty old disease

2 Nov

For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you know that Jace and I have a friend and ex-roommate who has been battling cancer since April.

We lost Kenny last night.

Cancer is such a dirty, horrible thing.  It makes me ill that sometime in the next week or two, we will bury a man who died three days short of his 31st birthday.  Cancer has had its impacts on my family.  My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor.  So is my mother.  One of my grandfathers had lung cancer, the other melanoma.  In 2009, I lost a dear family friend to melanoma at the age of 39.  I will never understand how such a horrible thing can touch innocent people.

Now, a mother and father must bury their son.  A man of not quite 22 will bury his partner.  Kenny will continue to live on in our hearts forever though.

When Kenny got sick, Jace and I created a Facebook page to raise awareness for Kenny’s cause.  He and his partner started a GoFundMe page to raise money to help with Kenny’s medical expenses.  Together, Kenny’s friends, family, and total strangers donated more than $6,000 to help Kenny and his family.  The power of social media really shined in Kenny’s case.  Feel free to peruse either of those pages to learn more about Kenny and why we all love him so very much.  Also, please keep Kenny, his partner Chris, and all of Kenny’s friends and family (Jace and I included) in your thoughts and prayers.


27 Apr

It was recently suggested to me by a trusted friend that I write a novel.  The novel will be presented as a series of “short stories” intended to mark milestones in my development as a gay man.

The blog you are currently reading is intended to be a professional blog with a largely G rating.  As you might imagine, some of the stories of my gay evolution are not particularly G rated, so I am separating them from this blog.

You can find these stories on my new DeviantArt page, here.

NaBloPoMo Day 1: Brief note

1 Nov

It’s National Blog Posting Month and I’m participating again this year.  I will post more thoughtful entries in future days but I have to be at work in about an hour, so this is all you get today.

Have a great day!

Hypothetical situation in a hypothetical place

5 Dec

Before we begin, I want to preface this discussion with the following:  I am gainfully employed at one of the number of grocery store chains that operate in Athens.  A controversy has arisen recently involving the potential development of a new location for another “big box” store operated by another grocery and superstore chain, to be opened in downtown Athens.  As a responsible blogger who often looks for local topical issues to discuss, I feel this story can’t be ignored.  However, as an employee at a competing store, I will deal primarily in hypotheticals for the purpose of this blog’s discussion.  Now that we have a clear understanding of the rules, let’s get down to business, shall we?

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