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    Palm Springs, CA
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    Wine, good food, writing, classical music, swimming, movies, theater, and good friends
  1. Thanks, Cole, for the article. This is a multi-layered story. Beyond the disturbing rejection/abuse/disenfranchisement of GBLT teens by family and classmates, the separate problem of steet people in L.A. (and other warmer climates) looms. With L.A., kids of all flavors are drawn there because of glamour - real and imagined. The homeless - gay or straight - become prey to the letcherous segment of that city. Add drugs to the mix and it's not a very pretty picture.
  2. Terrific to know that Mike Arram is ready to roll out another story. I have the upmost respect for his writing abilities and imagination. I doubt that many readers are aware of his scholastic background as a medievalism professor in the U.K.
  3. Graeme, I echo the thoughts of the other AD'rs. In Southern Californian, we experience these violent natural (and sometimes not so natural) disastors too often. I pray that the winds will tame. That demented arsonists could do this is dispicable. One of the LA fires last year was caused by thoughtless campers who let their campfire get out of control. My heart goes out to you, your family and all the Aussies in Victoria who are plagued by this. Jack
  4. Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet got married Sunday. He married his partner, Christopher Green. The couple has been together for about 16 years and have 2-year-old twins named Julia and Beckham. Mayor Pro Tem Ginny Foat - also an out member of our gay community - performed the ceremony.
  5. With America facing historic debt, multiple war fronts, stumbling health care, a weakened dollar, all-time high prison population, skyrocketing Federal spending, mortgage crises, bank foreclosures, etc. etc., this is an unusually critical election year. Let's look at the educational background of the candidates and see what they bring to the job: Obama Occidental College - Two years. Columbia University - B.A. political science with a specialization in international relations. Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude Biden University of Delaware - B.A. in history and B.A. in politi
  6. Exclusive Blog from the Presumptive Vice Son-in-Law Dear Dude, There is some seriously WEIRD FUCKIN SHIT goin on up in here!!! So I get off the plane in Minnesota and the first thing I know some creepy old dude who smells like my grandma is gettin up in my grille. I am totally goin to give him a righteous beat-down and then I see it's that John McCain dude from TV who's always approvin his fuckin message. So I give him this look like, "Don't get in my face or I will SERIOUSLY fuck you up," and dude looks back at me like, "I've ate Viet Cong bigger than you for breakfast." So I like tota
  7. Here's a brief interview with Matthew, flanked by his mom and partner: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2PWW8uBhik....ohlalamag.com/
  8. Here's a terrific win. Aussie Matthew Mitchem, one of 10 openly gay Olympics athletes (out of 10,500), pulled off an upset against the favored Chinese diver. Here's the semi-finals: http://www.nbcolympics.com/diving/news/new...+chinas+perfect And now the finals: http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/player.ht...nelcode=sportdv Here's some additional coverage from OhLaLa: http://www.ohlalamag.com/en/2008/08/gay-au...rfect-10--.html Interesting to note that of the 10 gay athletes, 9 are lesbian. CONGRATULATIONS MATE!
  9. Hi Jack! A real face! Please don't tell me it isn't you...

    Love the commencement bit, and the Cat Diary too.


  10. DOG DIARY 8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing! 9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing! 9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing! 10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing! 12:00 PM - Lunch! My favorite thing! 1:00 PM - Played in the yard! My favorite thing! 3:00 PM - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing! 5:00 PM - Milk bones! My favorite thing! 7:00 PM - Got to play ball! My favorite thing! 8:00 PM - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing! 11:00 PM - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing! CAT DIARY Day 983 of my captivity. My captors continue to taunt
  11. I just came across a terrific few lines in John Sandford's book, Night Prey. The hero of the Prey series is a Minneapolis detective - Lucas Davenport. He's tough and very savvy. In this scene, Lucas is describing to his lady friend - Weather - why politicians panic when several constituents, or the press, call to complain/react/report about a problem. "I don't understand all the panic,' Weather said. "You have to look at Davenport's first rule of how the world really works," Lucas replied. "It's simple. A politician will never, ever, get a better job when he gets out of office." "That's it
  12. Here's Ken Levine's take on what he would say to a 2008 graduating class if he had a chance. Ken is a very successful Hollywood sit com writer. June is the graduation time of year. I guess a hundred years ago those commencement speakers were inspiring and offered thoughts and insights that were new and fresh. But now, Jesus! Be your own person. Never give up. You have a responsibility to society. Success comes from within. Show courage. You can make a difference. Set aside time to smell the roses. Let faith be your guide. Blablablablabla. I?ve never been asked to be a commencement speaker an
  13. Agree completely! And I hope the lawyers get a reasonable financial settlement for damages. The young men can probably use the funds for college.
  14. I love Ken Levine's blog. He's a successful TV writer and has a different perspective about L.A. and the "industry". http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2008/04/ive-...advice-for.html
  15. Terrific, short opinion piece by an author who writes gay erotica and mainstream novels. http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-...0,6627212.story. Jack
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