Miscellany – The Unifying Force of Disasters

June 2, 2017

I have struggled with the concept of Gay Pride over the years, but one element of Pride Month is generally well-understood: Sometimes we have sunshine, and other times it rains on our parade. But regardless of […]

Miscellany – The Old Address Book

December 12, 2016

For more years than I can remember, I have been sending out cards during the holidays. I’m not always sure of people’s religious affiliations, so I look for a card that has a greeting or […]

Miscellany – Little Helen

February 20, 2016

Mary Gressmann had a little girl who was almost always by her side. I first took notice of her in church when I was giving one of my “talks,” as they were called, memorized over the week and delivered in Sunday’s Sacrament Meeting. […]

Miscellany – Dona’s Eye

January 17, 2016

It started out innocently. My partner, Steven, was sent a novelty eyeball in a care package from a loved one back home in Texas. […]

Miscellany – My Lifes as a Bottle of Ketchup

March 31, 2011

I find the rubber sole of Aldo shoes to be the tastiest. Then again, maybe their flavor is enhanced by the fact that when I wear this particular brand, they are generally loafers and easier for me to insert into my mouth regularly. Multiple times every day, to be more specific. […]

Miscellany – I Feel Like a Voyeur, and It's Definitely No Thrill

December 2, 2010

I hardly dare admit it, for fear of feeling even older than I already do, but when I was a senior in high school, a movie called Never Been Kissed was released, starring Drew Barrymore and Michael Vartan. It was about an ambitious young newspaper employee who, in order to prove her chops as a reporter, accepts an assignment to go back to high school undercover. […]

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