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15 years since Matthew Shepard was murdered

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since I left the University of Wyoming for points east – and ultimately Germany.

Two months after moving to Bloomington, Laramie was in the news.

From the luxury of my home in Berlin, I can still think back to how I felt those 1998 October days […]

Should I be annoyed or not? Readings on Matthew Shepard at the University of Wyoming

One of these is not like the others….

The University of Wyoming campus bookstore has put “The Book of Matt” next to copies of “Losing Matt Shepard,” “The Meaning of Matthew,” and “The Laramie Project.”

These last three books are all about Matthew Shepard’s murder – The first written by a University of Wyoming […]

My hard work is over. The Wyoming Monologues go on…

Strive On – The control of nature is won, not given.

As I noted at the beginning of February, my entry to the Wyoming Monologues was accepted and will be performed on March 8th at 9pm following a performance of the Vagina Monologues.

Writing my piece was an interesting exercise for me, mainly because […]

My entry was accepted…

Back in December, a call for entries to the Wyoming Monologues crossed my path, and I decided to write something.

It took me a month and a half to get the text ready – I owe great thanks to, among others, Ian in Hamburg – and submit it.

This morning I woke up to the […]

Random Thoughts for January 20, 2013

My Wyoming Cowboys won their basketball game against #15 San Diego State last night. Given the scheduled game times, I tend to sleep through the vast majority of the games – February 16th is the most plausible game for me to watch/hear live, if it weren’t for the fact that I already have plans […]

Matthew Wayne Shepard, † October 12, 1998

Today marks 14 years since the passing of Matthew Shepard.

What strikes me now is how vivid my memories are of that week 14 years ago leading up to today, 14 years ago.

I was living on Braeside Drive, in Bloomington, in an apartment complex that I’ve done my best to forget—rarely pausing to recall […]

Reflecting on my trip: highlights and lowlights

I’ve been back from the States for over a week and while I’ve covered a lot of the trip here, already, there’s still quite a bit left to go, which may never make it on here because… well, as time passes, I have more to blog about.

Clearly my favorite activity over the entire trip […]

18:00 CET: I took the (cute) bus to downtown Laramie

It’s Thursday in Laramie, Wyoming, and I decided to go downtown to do a little shopping and a little coffee drinking – and while I could have driven downtown in, uh, give or take 5 minutes, I took the Gem City Grand Bus Route – which, between my hotel and downtown, makes […]

18:00 CET: Traveling down Colfax at 10 in the morning… on the way to Wyoming

Tuesday morning, before heading north, I went to a coffee shop in order to get caught up on my email—for while I might be on vacation, some aspects of work need somewhat regular attention.

I found myself on Colfax Avenue at 18:00 CET – a warm, sunny, Tuesday morning at 10 in Denver.

Making It Better: 13 Years After Matthew Shepard

As is with tradition, today is the day that I pause to reflect upon Matthew Shepard, the University of Wyoming student who was savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die.

Trying to avoid too much repetition this year (see 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, or any of the many times […]