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Review: “Is It a Choice?” by Eric Marcus

Review: “Is It a Choice?” by Eric Marcus

Nov 19, 2012

Is It a Choice?: Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gay and Lesbian People (3rd edition)   Eric Marcus’ book was a pivotal turning point in my beliefs about homosexuality. Before reading the book, I believed homosexuality was a sin. After reading the book, not only did I no longer view gay people as sinners, I developed a passion for...

On Thanksgiving and Sweet Potatoes

On Thanksgiving and Sweet Potatoes

Nov 12, 2012

On top of all the other joyful madness that occurs this time of year, in my world Thanksgiving means conjuring strange foods we eat only once a year, leaving the house to buy the one item I forgot despite multiple grocery store visits, unbuttoning my pants ’cause I ate too much, then sitting comatose on the couch watching football, spending the day with my mama...

Growth, Health, Good Condition – Not Just for Your Soul

Growth, Health, Good Condition – Not Just for Your Soul

Nov 5, 2012

Bonjour, beauty junkies! After spending the week with my grandparents I started to reflect on how important it is to eat good healthy foods. Both of my grandparents suffer from diabetes, a disease I have grown to dislike. If you don’t suffer from diabetes it is all too easy to overlook the importance of a balanced healthy meal. I check my grandparents’ sugar...

Review: “Homosexianity” by Pastor Romell D. Weekly

Review: “Homosexianity” by Pastor Romell D. Weekly

Oct 26, 2012

Homosexianity: Letting Truth Win the Devastating War Between Scripture, Faith & Sexual Orientation   Ihave read a couple gay-affirming books in the past by various authors, and I’ve observed that they tend to fall in one of two courts. Court A: While very sympathetic to the plight of gays and lesbians, they are full of theological errors that...

Feelin’ Kinda Sunday: Football Food

Feelin’ Kinda Sunday: Football Food

Oct 23, 2012

We live in Texas, where football isn’t just a sport, it’s a religion.  And in my house, we practice it.  My partner Jill and I both play fantasy football, so Sunday finds us hyped up and watching the games—and our stats! Often, we have folks over to watch with us, so it’s a fun opportunity for me to test out new, potentially crowd-pleasing recipes.  Here are...

It’s not Vanity. It’s Self-Preservation.

It’s not Vanity. It’s Self-Preservation.

Oct 16, 2012

“When looking in the mirror, what do you see?”   Iwas reminiscing last night while looking through old year books and photo albums, and I have come to the conclusion that between the ages of 12-15 I desperately needed a gintervention. Gintervention  [gin-ter-ven-shuhn].  Noun. 1. The act or the fact of a gay person intervening. Looking at photo after photo...

Sweet Retreat … Apple Sharlotka

Sweet Retreat … Apple Sharlotka

Oct 11, 2012

Food is always best when shared with a friend — eating it and making it.  A few months ago, I stumbled across what has become one of my favorite cooking sites, smitten kitchen. The creator of the site, Deb Perelman, resides in New York City. Even in the matter of a few minutes, it’s easy to see just how much she loves food. This is something we have in common....

Republican Hypocrisy: The Debt Belongs to Them

Republican Hypocrisy: The Debt Belongs to Them

Oct 5, 2012

Hypocrisy might be a strong word, but that’s exactly what it is. Republicans have trumpeted the virtue of fiscal responsibility all the while spending our tax dollars like drunken sailors on shore leave. Wednesday night gave us our first chance to see what punches presidential hopeful Gov. Mitt Romney would pull onstage versus President Obama....

V-Necks are Gay

V-Necks are Gay

Sep 29, 2012

What’s in a V-neck T-shirt? For some, it’s just another article of clothing. Some love wearing them. Yet for others like yours truly, it really isn’t part of their fashion sense. What could possibly be so intriguing about V-necks which moves me to write a whole article about them? I have to admit that I found some nice ones at Cotton On the other day, and I...

Romney’s 1% really needs the 47%

Romney’s 1% really needs the 47%

Sep 24, 2012

We could focus our attention on the fact that Mitt Romney’s recent ‘47%’ comment was another blatant mischaracterization of working men and women all across America. We could focus on the fact that his number is almost meaningless when you consider that 37% of Americans are not even in the workforce, and therefore won’t be paying income taxes. We could even...