Category Archives: gay writing

30 Day Challenge- Moving from Dad Bod to Healthy Body Day 6

Yesterday’s hot yoga class sucked serious coconuts. I couldn’t get through most of the poses and bounced between nausea and body aches. When you consistently miss workouts because of death or a birthday party or something that someone needs, your body forgets what to do and resists and fights against all attempts to get healthy.… Read More »

30 Day Challenge- Moving from Dad Bod to Healthy Body Day 2

Temptation always comes in a form you truly desire. As I join a friend for lunch at a wonderful Middle Eastern dinner, I must resist all the wonderful warm pita bread, baklava and french fries dipped in olive oil, lemon juice and sprinkled with feta and cilantro. I am on day five of carb free… Read More »

Burn the Manual Presents: Want to Create Miracles? Make These Two Changes

“Have you ever failed at something?” My youngest sister was asking my opinion on life and failing. I could only chuckle and then look her in the eye with this witty retort: “Most of the shit I’ve tried has failed. What’s made my life interesting is what I did after failing.” Rather than rattle off… Read More »

Psst: Here’s the Secret for Eliminating All Stress in Your Life

For many years, I was awash in curiosity about sociopaths and their behavior. In my twenties, I jumped from one ill fated and doomed romance to another always stating these dumb ass responses for my behavior: He “should” love me. He “should” give me some kind of act right. He “should ” want to be… Read More »

Ask the Old Guy Wonders: Did Desegregation Work?

When I was seven, my very gifted but slightly off her rocker Aunt used to perform Macbeth in our living room. She often discussed her love for all things Shakespeare and then rail on about what year in high school they studied each play. In my young impressionable mind, it was assumed that great literature,… Read More »

Gay Like Me: A Response to Time Wise’s White Like Me

Many years ago, I dated Tupac. While this statement is untrue, it belies the fact of the power that comes with being recognized, having attention and what is required to keep attention. Much of my early to mid twenties was spent whipping up what I then believed was a serious balls out revolution. I would… Read More »

Nothing Beats a Chip Girl: Why Queens Misuse their Funds and What To Do About It (Part 2)

One of the ways we misuse our coins is by buying shit that we don’t need from people who don’t give a shit about us. I’ve always found it fascinating that we(any oppressed group) spend such an inordinate amount of time attempting to impress the oppressors. We used to call it performing in an effort… Read More »

Ask the Old Guy Speaks to His 20 Something Self

About twenty years ago, I took a huge risk, grew a set of larger-than-normal nuts and decided that I would write and perform characters. Each character in my opinion was bright, witty, interesting and had something to say. Each character was also a personality that would have never been given the opportunity to share their… Read More »

Burn the Manual Presents: What the World Needs Now is More Sanity

Early this morning my husband and I decided that the world has lost its collective marbles. Currently, the world we live in is one where there are no boundaries and constant interruptions are as common as drinking my third cup of coffee by ten a.m. How do you create a sanctuary that is nurturing and… Read More »