Strange Gate

6 years ago with 8 comments
I don’t like disagreeing with people. I tend to do it badly. Either I’m silent when I should be vocal, which makes people assume I agree with them when I don’t, or I rip somebody’s head off about something that doesn’t matter at all, like the other night when I badly hurt a dear friend’s feelings during what was supposed to be a lighthearted argument about ...

Quick Plug…

8 years ago with 10 comments
…for a post called A Conversation With My Gay Friend by the courageous & articulate Jennifer Fulwiler. Snip: I knew I was going to have a hard time making my case; Andrew and I had such utterly different worldviews, it would be as if I were speaking through a distortion microphone that warps your voice and replaces every other word with random offensive phrases. […] “Anyway,” ...

Cowardice Is Not a Cross

8 years ago with 33 comments
“Oh Steve,” laughed my friend Hilda on the phone, “you think God wants you to be lonely, don’t you?” This was a couple of years ago, in Dallas. I was visiting UD over spring break and savoring the feeling of being surrounded by old friends, and had been wondering out loud whether it might not be good to live in a place where I actually knew people. Hilda has a ...