Tag Archives: Personal

AIDS LifeCycle: Day 1 (83 miles down, 462 miles to go)

What always gets on AIDS LifeCycle are the mothers standing on the top of a hill with a photo of their son who lost the battle with AIDS. They say thank you. In fact, I should thank them. They get me through the day. But I digress… We rode out today from Cow Hollow excited, […]

May 11

The most selfish act

  “But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.” ― Albert Camus A college buddy and roommate killed himself last week. I don’t really know how you sum up a life or friendship. Vaughn Shain Alexander was smart, witty, and the kind of guy everyone admired. One of his friends posted […]

April 27

AIDS LifeCycle – Riding Towards a Cure for HIV / AIDS

From June 1 – 7, I will ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles as part of AIDS LifeCycle (ALC) as rider 2158. When I first learned about ALC I thought there was a weak connection between a 545-mile bike trip, and the fight against HIV/AIDS. ALC totes the slogan: Ride to End AIDS. Honestly, […]

March 10

First Kiss – Watching complete strangers kiss for the first time

A film creator, Tatia Pilieva, asked 20 complete strangers to kiss on camera for the first time, and the result was not as awkward as you would think. This is beautiful.

March 05

AIDS LifeCycle Year 2, An Invitation to Participate

A Ride to End AIDS For my 2nd year, I am riding in AIDS LifeCycle and have committed to raising $10,000 for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. From June 1-7, I will cycle from SF to LA to raise money for HIV / AIDS awareness, research and funding. Please consider donating to help look for […]

February 25

“What would Jessica Fletcher do?”

Growing up, I used to watch “Murder, She Wrote” religiously. There was something about Jessica B. Fletcher that appealed. My love of Murder, She Wrote is equal parts nostalgia and a rebellion. J.B. Fletcher used to run circles around the Cabot Cove police and come home in time to brew some tea. Well today I get […]

February 23

Getting to Your Personal Best

Ira Glass on the creative process. If you’re struggling to become exceptional at something, Ira Glass, host of acclaimed radio show “This American Life,” has some words of wisdom for you. The advice is as beautiful as it is brilliant.

February 19

Daily Perspective: Mother Teresa’s Anyway Poem

Mother Teresa’s Anyway Poem People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be […]

February 05

Wish List: Things I Wish Were Real

Things I wish I were real: 1) Ewoks 2) Music montages 3) 1990’s tech from films 4) Hogwarts 5) Aston Martin DB5 as in “Goldfinger.”

January 01

One Year of Bluxome Street Post

One year ago I launched Bluxome Street Post. The purpose of the blog was to have a place where once a day I could discuss pop culture, tech, and LGBT pride. Over the last year, I have seen the readership push past 100 people daily and have the opportunity to meet people all around the […]