I've been in Portland, OR, visiting my folks. My mom celebrated a major birthday, and my dad is in an intermediate care facility nearby. I come out here every few months to check in on them, relieving my brother in Seattle of always being the care taker.
I must say that there is no end of chatter about Sam and Beau. The chattering class and the media are having a great time keeping this on the front burner, with queries like "what did they do, and when did they do it?"
How Roman Polanski-like?!
I agree with Byron Beck of the Willamette Weekly: Sam lied. As so many LGBTQ people who are in the 40s and beyond, there was a defensive crouch that so many of us took, afraid to admit to ourselves we were gay, let alone the world. We lied to our very selves about who we are: LGBT or Q. And we lied to others, and no always consciously. Sam lied about his relationship with Beau. He should not have lied. But he lied. Click here for more.
Will be back in NC soon. Then let's talk about running for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board, School of the Pilgrim, church, and life in general.
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