Last week I went to Harrisburg, PA to see the comedian Ian Harvie perform. It was a great evening. His humor is so fresh and honest. He talks about his experience of being a trans man in a way that brings you into the experience with ease and humor. Continue reading
About two weeks ago I went to Miami Beach, Florida for a short two day meeting with a company that we do business with. There was about 20 of us at the meeting, and it was the type of meeting that included spouses at the dinners. Most people came with their spouses. Continue reading
Coming out so late in life, for me, was not just about sexuality. It was about discovering all aspects of the gay world. One of those discovery events happened this week.
I’m reading a wonderful memoir called Body Counts by Sean Strub. He and I are close in age and many of the places in New York that he went to in the 1970’s I went as well: a gay bar in the West Village called the Ninth Circle; Studio 54; the St. Marks Bath. I downloaded Body Counts by chance, not knowing much about Strub or his story. It just looked interesting. I am surprised by how well the book is written, with wonderful color and detail. Strub tells the story of AIDS from a deeply personal perspective while putting it into context of what was happening in the world at the time. Continue reading
I’ve arrived in Miami for a two day meeting. We’re staying at a lovely hotel on the ocean in Miami Beach. This morning, before heading out from Naples, I decided that I wanted a massage when I arrived, and looked on massuerfinder.com to see who would be in the area for a therapeutic massage. I reached out to three different massage therapists but did not hear back from any of them. So I made an appointment at the hotel for a massage when I arrive and had a wonderful male masseuse who gave me a fantastic 50 minute deep tissue massage. Continue reading
There is something depressing about the upscale and monotony and sameness of the wealthy enclaves of the world. Magnificent large homes. Beautiful landscaping. Not a hair out of place in this community. I find it all very claustrophobic. My mother says that people who earned money should be able to spend it as they see fit. But there is something about the upscale excess of places like Naples, Florida that is hard to be around for too long. Continue reading