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 »
My very young and impressionable grandchildren cornered me one day regarding my pending nuptials. Are you the girl? Who will wear the dress? After the inquisition was masterfully handled, they each shrugged, looked at each other then sped off on a skateboard and bike respectively. I have influenced hundreds of young people and it always… Read More »
Whenever I have taught children, there has been an obsession with safety. This was a statement I made four years ago when I wrote an essay about people and their insane, irrational fear of being around children. Men need children. Children need men. While all men shouldn’t or have no desire to be around children,… Read More »
Does he still make you laugh ? I haven’t seen him naked lately… Dorothy Zbornak, The Golden Girls More than a year ago, I wrote about my insane need for comedy and laughter and even wrote a formal invitation for the brilliant Margaret Cho to marry me (Cho you missed out; I’m hitched). After writing… Read More »
When couples want to improve their relationships, the concept of communication along with fair fighting gets dusted off and revisited. If that fails to create the desired results, we are then told to take on the other’s view point; walk a mile or two in someone else’s loafers. While these things may get the party… Read More »
I have a wonderful friend who is constantly getting dumped because the women he goes out with don’t feel that special spark. He is straight. I have another friend who dumps people after dating less than two weeks because he doesn’t feel that “spark”. He is gay.
I write this essay as a direct response to all of the drama surrounding the belief, statistically factually proven or not, that the black folks in our great state of California overwhelmingly voted for Prop 8.