7 Quick Takes: Esfuérzate y Sé Valiente

3 years ago with 17 comments in Uncategorized
1—It’s my writing day, and that’s a good day, but frankly, I’m in a lot of pain. These road bumps come and go, and I know better than to try reinterpreting my whole life in the light of how I happen to feel today, but today I happen to feel really awful. It’s like those days when you lie in bed shaking with the flu and you just think, “Gosh, I’d like ...

What Lies Beneath

4 years ago with 5 comments in Uncategorized
Michelle Pfeiffer: I think she’s starting to suspect something. Harrison Ford: Who? Michelle Pfeiffer: [scarily, sexily] YOUR WIFE.1 It’s tricky, having a secret identity. Not so tricky when you live alone: I imagine Superman enjoyed lounging around his apartment in cape and tights, blissful and carefree as long as he kept the curtains closed.2 And of course he had the Fortress of ...

Going Public, Pt. II

5 years ago with 26 comments in Uncategorized
Pretty soon here I’m going to slip up. I’m @stevegershom on twitter, I’m steve.gershom on gmail, but I’ve got “real” accounts on both of those places, too. This has been happening to me in meatspace, too, and not just since I started blogging here. I was at a party recently where a couple of gay guys were reminiscing about their coming-out experiences, and ...

Love-From-Woundedness

5 years ago with 26 comments in Uncategorized
Already I’m getting tired of this anonymity thing. I keep wanting to post on facebook to all my friends, about how excited I am about the new blog, about how many good conversations are likely to come from this. Also about how little prepared I feel to be anything like an authority on the subject, and how much prayer I need, not only about the daily, normal things that everybody deals ...