This week I was scheduled to conduct a Lecture for all the EFL students. I decided to give a lecture on LGBTQ+ History. It seemed like a great idea as I was planning it, but when the day came to give my first of 4 lectures I started to have doubts. Would this be anContinue reading “Counting Stars”
Category Archives: LGBTQ
A Seed of Grace
They call it “Coming out of the closet”. The moment that nearly every queer person faces at some point in their lives. The moment when they stop pretending, stop lying, stop hiding and step out with truth into who they really are. Usually it starts with just one person: a close friend, sibling or evenContinue reading “A Seed of Grace”
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything. As a matter of fact, I haven’t posted anything since the U.S. Election. And no, it’s not because I needed a safe space to cry or feel feelings. I’ve been grieving, yes. But not about the election. What saddens me is as I read the newsContinue reading “The “Other””
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year!
From Luis and me and our cat Barry who is not very happy to be wearing a Christmas sweater, we hope this time of year is filled with, love, joy, peace and kindness! Blessings to you and your loved ones wherever you may be!
Grace From the Shadows
Shortly after coming to Shanghai in 2014 I was missing the community I left behind in the US. The church of believers I regularly fellowshipped and worshiped with had been wonderful, but after I left, I only heard from maybe 2 or 3 people; and hardly on any kind of regular basis. I was lonely.Continue reading “Grace From the Shadows”
“Coming Out” or, in other words… “Stepping into Authentic Life”
Apparently today is National Coming Out Day. So I thought I would take a few minutes to share some of my best and most painful coming out experiences. For me personally, coming out or, being open and honest with people about my sexual orientation has always been a humbling, spiritual experience. It forces me toContinue reading ““Coming Out” or, in other words… “Stepping into Authentic Life””
So I just saw this video on Youtube and the fact that it’s dated 2010 shows how incredibly behind the times I am. Add to the fact that I didn’t even know who Chely Wright is and you may be wondering what I’m even doing writing this post. Well, regardless of how old these wordsContinue reading “Like me”
There is nothing new under the sun
The wise King Solomon was quoted as saying: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9 Old Testament Scriptures In Sonnet 59 Shakespeare muses that if there is nothing new under the sun, how can the mind not realize this?Continue reading “There is nothing new under the sun”
Lady Gaga, Facebook and all things in common
Well it’s the end of my 4th day in the Ukraine and my first night sleeping in my host house. I arrived here this evening and was so nervous I could have either peed myself or thrown up. It’s a pretty nerve wracking experience getting loaded onto a bus and driven out to some place you’veContinue reading “Lady Gaga, Facebook and all things in common”