Showing posts from September, 2015

Queer as Folk-Revisited

Here's a great video I stumbled upon looking for inspiration. Queer as Folk had a profound influence in my life and it was great to see some of the characters and writers doing a Q & A to celebrate the 15 year reunion. Be prepared to spend at least an hour with your favorite guys. Peter Paige is as fabulous as ever!


Yesterday was my mother's birthday. She would have been 92 years old had she lived. I don't normally commemorate her special day, but for some reason I decided it was a good day to watch The Theory of Everything, the moving story of Stephen Hawking starring Eddie Redmayne. As everyone knows, Mr. Hawking suffers from ALS, the same disease that killed my mother, and thousands of others who shall remain nameless for this post.  I was alone in the house and figured if I was going to break down and make a fool of myself at least no one would see me. Surprisingly, I didn't cry, although the tears were poised to fall. What I did feel was a terrible longing to have my mother by my side for even one hour to tell her all the amazing things she's missed since she passed.

Losing a parent is horrible, but she was more than a mother; she was my best friend. No one has ever been able to replace her in that role although my only sister has come damned close.  Our mother would have be…