I was sitting up and angry, which was a good sign. The old lady who’d hit me with her Prius was standing next to my bike in the middle of the street, and a few inches away from my bleeding leg were her feet. She was dressed all in taupe, and from her taupe summer … Read More »
What matters to me on Valentine’s Day, what’s worth saying in a national storm of pink and red mylar balloons and overpriced greeting cards, is thank you. It has been a big year for love. So, thank you for wearing a rainbow, even if you’re straight. Thank you for painting Facebook red with HRC’s logo … Read More »
1. If you have to run first, don’t run for miles. It’s better to swim away from the prison first, so that when you are a half-mile between the rock and the shore, your calf doesn’t bunch up into something the size and elasticity of a baseball. It’s difficult to swim successfully from Alcatraz with … Read More »
My essay about my experiences as a same-sex military spouse appeared today as an editor’s pick on Salon.com. Check it out!
Yesterday was International Women’s Day. I told my mentee, a 14-year-old girl at Twain Middle School, that it celebrates women’s equality in work, education, and healthcare–but I don’t really believe that. Honestly, I’m not sure how many people read this blog often or at all. But amid the flurry of reporting on sexual violence in the … Read More »
Last week began with a phone call in the dark hours of Monday morning and ended 1,233 miles away in Miamiville, Ohio. In other words, it began with a death and ended in a wedding; and along this arc between one human experience and another, I felt a Merlin-esque sense of aging backwards, of seeing still-young … Read More »