June 2024


AIDS/HIV Candlelight Memorial – Missed

When I first heard about Wednesday evening’s candlelight memorial to help remember World AIDS Day (USA), I thought I couldn’t make it. And then I thought I could. And then, yesterday, I thought, oh dear – I probably cannot make it.

And, ultimately, thanks to two meetings at work today, I didn’t get home from […]

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No Day Like Today.

Honestly, save for required transportation and meetings, I haven’t been north of 17th Street in New York City in at least a couple years.

Today’s been no different—after checking in , I headed to B-Cup where I worked and looked at cute guys, before going on a shopping expedition, returning to my hotel and deciding […]

World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day, a day for remembering the unfortunate spread of this horrific disease.

Around Weimar there are utility boxes which local artists decorate—sometimes with simple art, sometimes with messages. About a month or so ago, the utility box located at the Weimar Bus Station was repainted with an HIV/AIDS message—something for people […]

HIV Testing

Friday was National HIV Testing Day. I got a jump start on the occasion actually…I took the test the week before last and got the results back on Wednesday.

The testing process is unpleasant enough that I can understand why many people don’t take it. I don’t mean that the process is physically unpleasant…the test […]

My Living History

Today, December 1st, is World AIDS Day. Thankfully AIDS/HIV has not been a personal problem—but it has affected two of my relatives. One of whom died from HIV related illnesses in 1997, the other is alive, living with HIV.

In a strange twist, a few days ago, I decided to engage in one of my […]

mach’s mit

Auch für junges Gemüse

Young Veggies take note! You too should wear condoms…

So the German Anti-AIDS campaign is in full swing–and veggies are wearing condoms all over Germany as a part of the “Mach’s Mit” campaign. According to my sources, “Mach’s Mit” roughly translates as “join” or “take part.” Careful search of […]


Tomorrow is the big day of Ronald Reagan’s funeral.

I can’t say that I’m going to miss him–he’s a man who refused to utter the word “AIDS” until the end of his term of office; a man responsible for a huge federal deficit; and a man who felt that the homeless were homeless because they […]