Outspoken

The Dog Days of Democracy

I went to a barbecue this weekend and enjoyed watching many people mistake the host’s dog as being unusually rude. You never realize how much heart a person puts into a, “Hey puppy!” until you see their enthusi...

My Lou Diamond FunkUp

They say blood is thicker than water, and I tried to test that theory out at DragonCon over Labor Day weekend, but the celebrity I’m related to doesn’t even know we’re family. My sister is the official gen...

Our Cry For Friendship

Paraphrasing the philosophical stoner known as Smokey, some people might ask if they can borrow a cup of sugar or some ketchup, but my folks wonder if I can spare a 5K run. One of my straight friends called thi...

My Eyes Are Up Here

It happens everywhere. I originally thought what I’d observed the other day at a meeting was something reserved for less-formal environments, like radio. However, it seems even those immersed in what many co...
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Introducing Old Friends to the New Me

There were no “reunion show” antics at my 20-year high-school reunion, except when I was talking with one of the people I most anticipated seeing and observed how so many of our former classmates looked exactly...