Anticipation

As I do the countdown to my 70th birthday, I am reminded of how little we talk about death, sex, or money. Over the course of the past year, I have mentioned these relatively taboo topics to many friends. For some, the exchange gets eerily quiet or muted. I think my friend Frank might have…

Pride, after the balloons drop

Eleven years ago, Wisconsin voters approved a constitutional amendment that banned marriage between two people of the same sex. Religious organizations that hold tax exempt status engaged in de facto lobbying and campaigns to influence voters. Though there were decades of evidence to support the perspective that marriage was generally beneficial to the social, emotional,…

Taking our pulse, again

I have been thinking about this date almost daily for months. Last July I wrote, When hundreds of Brown and Black LGBT people went to a nightclub in Orlando last month┬áto celebrate Pride, graduations, new jobs, new loves, recent successes, the weekend, and old times, they had already been taking the pulse of many other…

Genealogy

Our generations Us, right here. This is the year Not next or last. We are┬áthe people Flawed, intact. We can do this Powerfully. Go.   Solidarity and joy to you in work well done in 2017.