Oct 052015

is helping G with homework. She came down for help with math early today, and we got that out of the way easily. She easily learned where the parenthesis belong with cross-products. Then, she wanted help with a short story. I gave her a few paragraphs and a funny ending.

She re-wrote everything, and returned with a heart-wrenching tale that will not leave my memory for a long time.

And what really gets me, is that that was her teacher wanted. All I did was to give a spark — which was discarded. She kept the theme (which I kept asking her to select out of 4 options) but went completely her own way.

I couldn’t be happier to be heart-broken. And just so you know, my ending was to have one girl shoot a retallitory spitball into her little brother’s mouth just as he was going to sleep, and to get a high-five from her mom who was walking by at the time. G managed to top that ending.

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Sep 272015

So, if we go by the eventually allowed marriage certificate, Cy and I have been married a whole three months since yesterday.

If we go by our accounting, we’ve been together 30 years today.

The best part of my day? Telling Cy to go back to sleep while I help G with her homework. He’s earned a rest after 30 years, and I’m so proud that she is taking full responsibility for her own homework.

I couldn’t be happier with my family.


Another good day with G…

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Sep 102015

While Cy is rehearsing for SJB, I get to single-parent.

Tonight, I got to help not only with math, but with a book report as well. Her summer reading was a book we shared in her youth, and she needed some help identifying foreshadowing. In “Ender’s Game”.

I mean, come on. That’s TOO easy! She did everything except smack her forehead…

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Jun 272015
What has four thumbs and a filed marriage license?

I would like to thank: My parents and my in-laws (no longer out-laws!) for providing such an excellent example of commitment. The Travis County Clerk’s office, specifically: Dana Debeauvoir, for leading such a great team who made us feel welcome from beginning to end  Adrian R., our clerk, who helped us by walking us through

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Apr 272015

Every minority that has gained acceptance in the US has gained it be beginning with cuisine. Therefore, I propose that part of the reason that LGBT acceptance is at what must almost be the tail end of minorities is the lack of a “gay quisine”. Note: “Brunch” doesn’t count… The closest I’ve come in my

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Apr 262015
Equality is coming. Are you on the right side of it?

From George Takei’s facebook: Friends, on Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court hears the case that might finally bring marriage equality to all 50 states. I’m changing my profile for 48 hours (using the special tool at http://equality.georgetakei.com) to show my support. I address this not to my LGBT fans, but rather to our straight allies:

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G had a busy day…

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Apr 252015
G had a busy day...

So G woke up at 4am to do a band field trip that included Schlitterbahn. She comes home, and says: I’m going to take a nap, but be sure to wake me up. I was reminded of this picture from years back: Needless to say, she is still asleep.

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Apr 202015

<http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/04/04/smerconish-cortreras-04042015.cnn/video/playlists/gay-rights-movement/> As a gay man… You know, don’t serve me pizza, fine, I’ll eat elsewhere. I don’t want your hate-filled cake at my wedding. I can get my car fixed anywhere else without having to show a CHL. I can buy flowers anywhere else that will be assembled caringly, not with resentment. But if you

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What’s wrong with this picture?

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Feb 262015
What's wrong with this picture?

<http://www.chron.com/news/politics/texas/article/State-leaders-celebrate-ten-years-without-6101014.php> (No, really. Go read the whole thing and come back here…) I also like to think that the flavor chosen was “Pyrrhic Velvet”, but that might be a touch snarky. It is doubtful that anyone was wiping frosting off their nose a few moments later, and even more doubtful that anyone stepped on a

 Posted by on Thu 2015-02-26 at 12:06 am
Dec 242014

The Ref has very few family-friendly quotable lines, but: Gus: What is the matter with you? I thought Mothers were sweet and nice a-a-and patient. I know loan sharks who are more forgiving than you. Your husband ain’t dead, lady. He’s hiding. Connie Chasseur: Who would catch a criminal, and then let him go free?

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