Spiritual

  • Home

    Ever since that young woman with pigtails and ruby slippers clicked her heels and uttered those five magic words “There’s no place like home”, we as a community have been obsessed with the idea of finding ours… All right maybe not the whole community… Some of us… Alright, me… I have been obsessed with the […]

  • We Stand in Their Footprints

    Millions of LGBT men and women never got the chance to stand in front of their peers, or their families for that matter, and profess their love publicly…

  • Hello, Old Friend

    The picture you’re looking was sent to me by a friend back east…  It’s me in my junior year of high school way back in 1979 (I was 16).  Now, after the initial shock of the hairdo wore off, there I was, all of a sudden, being bitch-slapped by a flood of emotions caused by […]

  • Square Pegs

    I believe most of us have lived a moment (for some, self included, probably more like moments…  Many, many moments.) where life becomes a bit painful.  And, if we are grown-up enough, we can admit to ourselves that our pain is completely self-induced.  And I say that because some of us have the propensity to […]

  • Building Rainbows

    Equal Rights.  Two relatively small words with super powers greater than that of all Superheroes combined.  And two words that every minority someday hopes to have ownership of.  Which if you think about, is absolutely absurd.  After all, we already know we are equal in our hearts but for some strange reason we choose to […]

  • We’ve Only Just Begun

    A few days ago I was at the gym listening to Pandora Radio on my iPhone when BAM! The Carpenters “We’ve Only Just Begun” started to play (unlike most people I tend to like mellow music when I work out.  What can I say, I’m weird that way) and in the middle of my stretching […]

  • With Pride

    Word is that we will have a decision regarding Prop 8 on one of these 3 days – June 13th, June 17th or June 24th.  With that said and regardless of the outcome (I believe victory will be ours), I got to thinking…  And after the searing pain from that had subsided, I was left […]

  • It Is Who We Are…

    In the midst of the horrific events at the 2013 Boston Marathon two things flashed through my mind as I sat and watch the heart wrenching live video. First:  There was an overwhelming sense of sadness for the lives that will be forever impacted by a person or persons that the innocent have never met…  […]

  • Conversations with My 13-Year-Old Self

    Ever wonder what you would say to yourself at a younger age if you had the chance? I look back at who I was when I was younger and have such compassion for that boy.  He was lonely, scared and literally crippled by the circumstances that surrounded him.  A little compassion goes a long way […]

  • Faith

    A word…  A feeling…  A concept that constantly baffles…  Sometimes fleeting.  Sometimes planted as firmly as a centuries old redwood.  It is sand in our hands.  And it is the rock that is as solid as anything we have ever felt.  Our lives are at the mercy of this elusive beast…  But our souls rest […]

  • The Gift of Empathy

    I think we can agree that we’ve all experienced pain and that there were circumstances in our childhood that caused emotional trauma, which as adults, we learn to heal from, and move on in spite of (hopefully).  Dysfunctional home life and bulling just to name a few…  But the older I get the more I […]