I, like so many gay men of my generation, discovered who we are, and how our country feels about who we are, while growing up in the shadow of AIDS.
Grief & loss
You know that holiday advice for the broken-of-heart: create new traditions? It doesn’t really work for newly separated co-parents, like Tracie and me, who are trying to follow a different piece of advice: keep the kids’ lives as normal as possible.
Last Saturday night, dozens of friends, neighbors, and family gathered ‘round our piano for a holiday caroling party. We’ve held one every year since we moved into our home, but this year, I kept myself busy in the kitchen, and sang not one note. Every year since we moved into […]
It’s hard to follow the imagination-filled sugar-fest that is Halloween. Still, before I can sneak all the mini-Snickers’ out of my kids’ trick or treat bags, Día De Los Muertos is upon us. I don’t want to let this holiday slip by without some observance, but it’s difficult to celebrate […]
It’s a beautiful day in Boston today. The sun is shining. It’s warmer than it’s been in a while. This is the kind of day we’ve been waiting for. But even in the light, it’s a dark day here. Some of us are finding out, slowly, that our friends and […]
Our daughter goes to a school that’s connected with a Temple, and so it is, both by association and intention, a Jewish school. One of the results being that, in addition to not celebrating the obvious holidays like Christmas, they also don’t celebrate the governmental holidays. Halloween, Valentine’s Day, etc. […]
Today is Monday, and all of our school-aged children who left school last Friday knowing nothing of the horror in Newtown, CT school (if indeed they did) will re-enter their larger school communities. Many schools, my kids’ school included, will be prepared to address the topic should children bring it […]