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The hills are alive…

Last week’s trip to San Francisco is written on my body. My back aches, which means I’m either out of shape, or getting too old to blithely scale the city’s steep hills. My partner J and I took more trains and trolleys than in past trips; hot baths at day’s end were warranted, a balm…

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Do we not bleed?

  Seeing Some Men at New York’s Second Stage Theater reminded me of an old Gil Scott-Heron lyric, one warning the establishment that “the revolution will not be televised.”  Playwright Terrence McNally’s panoramic look at the lives of American gay men over the span of 80 years shows “a people’s” collective journey trod in the…

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See You In Church

  “God, talking to you is like trying to sew a button on cottage cheese!”           Mitchell, The Little Dog Laughed “Love is Companyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!           ensemble, Company           Reports of its eminent demise are exaggerated—again.  These words echoed as I left the Barrymore Theater after catching…

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Viva Pomme Frites!

 Unlike Spain, France or China, there seems to be no national physical “type” in Belgium.  Notions of Hercule Poirot vanish when presented with varietal faces that range from pale Flemish damsels to the deep dark shades of Congo ancestry.  Of course, the presence of tourists confuse the whole mess, turning the tiny city of Brussels…

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Demeter doldrums

Trees say they’re tired, they’ve born too much fruit; Charmed on the wayside, there’s no dispute. Now shedding leaves, they don’t give a hoot – La-di-dah di-dah-di-dum, ‘tis autumn! Henry Nemo, ‘Tis Autumn §§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§ Fall is here, and I’m deep in a dream of regression. The sensation hit one recent evening as I biked along…

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