Repost from old blog, 2/16/2007 Is there anything sadder than a pedophile? Born with his predilection, the pedophile is forced to make a choice: submit to his desires, either through pornography or child rape, and live life as a criminal, most likely ruining young lives in the process. Or, remain a slave to his sexual […]
First off, usual disclaimers apply: deactivation is temporary, I’ll probably be back on Facebook before you know it, etc etc. The short answer to the above question is: people on the Internet annoy me. The answer that requires explanation is: because I believe the Occupy protests are the most important thing in the world now. […]
I was invited to a straight wedding recently. The bride was an old high school friend, but other than her and my date (one of my best friends from high school) I didn’t expect to know anybody there. It was to be held near my rural home town, and while I had no reason to suspect that those present would be anything other than friendly and gracious, in the weeks leading up to it, I found those old gay fears surfacing just this same.
The news of R.E.M.’s demise hit me like a shock. Why? In this day and age it’s presumed that bands never really “break up.” How likely is it that the members of R.E.M. will never play music with one another again, will never mount a reunion tour? Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if they recorded […]
A photo from a recent trip, where we found an abandoned tavern that had caught on fire. Go here to see all of them.
I look younger than I am. I feel older than I am. I joke with my friend that I have “age dysphoria” – my bastardized version of “gender dysphoria,” a term used in transgender discussions denoting a disconnect with biological sex or birth-assigned gender. I’ve nearly gotten into physical fights with people who say things […]
I’ve been trying to write memoir. I just put a new story up here.
I’m going to be interviewed LIVE for a local web show, Positive OUTlook, this Thursday, September 1, at 1pm. Just go to http://outonline.com to watch the live feed. Afterward it will be archived on their YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/OutTVPittsburgh. The show is health oriented, so talk is going to be along those lines (fantasy as part […]
A photo essay by Natty Soltesz My life has changed completely in the last four months, and one of the more minor changes was that I got a new phone that takes pictures. Here are some that I’ve taken during this period (some are very NSFW so I’m posting them after the jump). …more
First of all, have you noticed how poorly this site has been operating lately? I called my hosting service today and they were like, “Oh yeah, we’ve been having trouble with that server for the past month,” and I was like, “Okay, so move it to another server,” so that’s what they’re going to do. […]