Monthly Archives: October 2014

October 30


The word legacy has been on my mind recently. I always think of one’s legacy as divided up into three areas: job, career, life’s pursuit. Many can achieve one or two of these areas. It is hard to attain all three. I think since I have been hyper focused on a specific project at work […]

October 29

Flashback: “1983 – Having Claimed 558 Lives, AIDS Finally Made It to the Front Page”

“The greatest regret of my career is that I didn’t try to do more to improve our coverage of AIDS.”@DavidWDunlap: A prominent New York Times reporter takes a look back on the fight against HIV / AIDS. David W. Dunlap has worked at The Times for 39 years. He recalls the early news coverage of AIDS and […]

October 28

Struggles of Shelter Pets

October 27

What Your Zip Code Says About You

This website is fantastic. Type in your ZIP Code to see demographic and lifestyle information about your neighborhood. The database is a fascinating glimpse into how marketers see the world.

October 25

The Loop

I am a fan of the underdog. The contender that the audience does not believe in. One of my favorite television underdogs is The Loop. The Loop is an American sitcom that ran from 2006 to 2007 on Fox. The show starred Bret Harrison as a young professional balancing his social life with the pressures […]

October 22

Gay Life During the Height of the HIV / AIDS Epidemic

Queerty profiled a moving photo series on gay couples during the HIV / AIDS era. The photo journalism project feels like a window into another era. Here is the overview of the project from Queerty: “In the Summer of 1986, photographer Sage Sohier set out to document the lives of gay and lesbian Americans in […]

October 16

Not A Bully

October 15

LGBT History: The Curious Case of John Henry Newman

Originally posted on Metathesis:
John Henry Newman has been in my Twitter feed a lot lately. Apparently, when this Victorian cardinal wasn’t writing his Apologia Pro Vita Sua, the nineteenth century’s longest and driest autobiography (sorry, Newman), he wrote religious commentary that some people still find instructive. But it wasn’t all that long ago that…

October 13

October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month and Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Originally posted on All Animals Welcome:
October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month and Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, which officially makes October my favorite month ever. Since I have adopted a pit bull and a pit bull mix from animal shelters, I thought this was the perfect time to talk about the reasons I…

October 12

Remembering Matt Shepard

For 16 years, Matthew Shepard’s brutal murder has represented the very worst of American anti-gay bigotry. The crime has been a rallying cry for a more tolerant, more inclusive society. Late on the night of October 6, 1998, 21 year old Matthew Shepard left a bar in Laramie, Wyoming with Aaron McKin­ney and Russell Henderson. A […]