I no longer do religion

I grew up strict Roman Catholic. I was pretty "goody, goody" as a kid growing up. The first time I swore was when I was in Grade 7, and I did so on a dare. I remember it clearly. There were only a handful of boys in the classroom with me and they kept promoting … Continue reading I no longer do religion

Some of the saddest people in the world are those one would never suspect

Some of the saddest people in the world are those one would never suspect. Marc Maron and Jim Norton have spoken of their depression. Marilyn Monroe, John Belushi, Chris Farley and Greg Giraldo all died of drug overdoses. Robin Williams, Kurt Cobain, and, more recently, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain committed suicide. One can never … Continue reading Some of the saddest people in the world are those one would never suspect

Gender roles and expectations (Dating for dating sake)

The last post I discussed that I always knew, or part of me did any way, I was gay. In the post, I stated that I dated. The word "date" here might be overstated. I grew up and attended Catholic K -8 grade school in a community where it was half Italian and half 'English' … Continue reading Gender roles and expectations (Dating for dating sake)