Breast Cancer Meets The Lesbian Lifestyle

Breast cancer was not invited in to our home, but it made itself comfortable quickly. Having surgery may have removed the tumor, along with both of her breasts, but it did not evict the unwelcome tenant. Every day we feel it. Some days more than others. Work, kids, and daily routines may offer a momentary … Read more

The Ugly Present

In the days after being released from the hospital, Yvette asked me many times if I was planning to write a blog. At first, I chalked her constant questioning up to the good drugs, she was not very lucid. At some point I realized she was serious. My response was the same each time. No. … Read more

Our Mother Lode

Our family is in the weeds. I am talking the over the head, dense, thorny, and blocking out the daylight kind of weeds. I learned this phrase when I was a child and overheard my chef uncle talk about what happens when the orders pile up more quickly than they can be filled and sent … Read more

No More Hiding

This week I decided to shelve my own words in favor of one of the most moving messages I have read in quite some time. Robin Maynard, the author, is one of the good ones. Simply put, she is as genuine, kind, and giving as you can get. She and her soon to be wife, … Read more

We Are Orlando

The longest week in recent memory just ended for many who call Orlando home, especially for those in the LGBTQ and Latino community. Uncertainty, fear, and grief are only one side of the story emerging in Orlando. The flip side includes overwhelming feelings of love, compassion, and unity. Time and again, when unnecessary and uninvited … Read more

Life Goes On

The first day of spring has come and gone. My family spent the majority of the weekend tending to the yard. Refreshing the landscape with new flowers and building a covered garden bed for our vegetables required all hands on deck. Our boys were eager to help and we noticed the absence of complaining which … Read more