Becoming the Guy Who Yells At the Small Town Newspaper

We won’t move to our new house in Winchester for another week—but I’ve already written my first grumpy message to the editor of the local flagship newspaper. Lord help me. I read my soon-to-be-hometown paper for the first time and, lo and behold, 4 of the 5 editorial pieces are slamming gay people. Are you kidding me?Continue reading “Becoming the Guy Who Yells At the Small Town Newspaper”

Let’s Do This Already; I’m Getting Exhausted

Have you seen Abraham Lincoln/Illinois Outline/Marriage Equality pictures on Facebook recently? That’s because the Illinois General Assembly holds its first “veto session” next week: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (Oct. 22-24). That means we have yet another chance to finally allow same-sex couples to marry. You’ll likely be hearing a lot about this in the next fewContinue reading “Let’s Do This Already; I’m Getting Exhausted”

I Want Grandma to Be There

Six thousand Americans will die today.  Many will be seniors who suffer a stroke, end their battle with cancer, or drift away peacefully after a long decline.  Others are younger and will go suddenly–in a car accident or after slipping on a banana peel on the top of a subway stairwell. Life is unpredictable.  LiveContinue reading “I Want Grandma to Be There”

Kate Cloonen – Vote for Love & Equality

Bradley and Bourbonnais residents…all eyes are on you this week. Why?  Because our representative is planning to vote to deny equal rights to all her constituents. Kate Cloonen is the IL House member who serves our corner of the state: Bradley, Bourbonnais, Kankakee, Grant Park, Aroma Park, Limestone, Herscher, Peotone, and others. Get This: Right now Rep.Continue reading “Kate Cloonen – Vote for Love & Equality”