May 2024


The Upper Midwest (Almost to 48!)

Ah, it occurs to me that I will soon visit my 48th state, and before I do, I want to knock off my key memories of the rest of the country.

So, starting with Wisconsin, my main memory is visiting the site of Little House in the Big Woods, another Laura Ingalls Wilder stop – […]

Dining with IUMike

This will be brief, but tonight (Sunday) I had dinner with IUMike at a Chinese restaurant somewhere near the Detroit Airport.

An absurdly long layover (between flight cutbacks and my bargain ticket price) meant that I had oodles of time to kill, so instead of going to the lounge and scarfing cookies for a few […]

Socialist America

I’m in Socialist America.

My travels this week take me to Blue States: connecting in Michigan on my way to Pennsylvania (perchance to meet myself), Virginia, and DC. According to the president-not-elected, John McCain, and his running mate, Sarah Palin, these must be Socialist States.

It didn’t escape my notice that Pittsburgh is suspiciously close […]

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 […]

Small Town Pride

One of the main indicators of the success of gays and lesbians in organizing and in social acceptance has been the growth in the number of cities with gay pride celebrations in June. Gay pride festivals have been around for decades in most every large American city (Chicago is celebrating its 39th this year). But […]

Greetings from Michigan!

Hello all, I am IUMike, or just Mike, and will be guest blogging for Adam as he makes his trek back to Bloomington. I’ve known Adam for 10 years, since we were in graduate school together at Indiana University, but rather than travel the world like our host, I took the more conventional route of […]

Heads Up, IUMike’s Up!

Just a warning to my regular readers—although I am able to post easily whilst in Lisbon and New York City, I expect my ease of posting to drop considerably while I am in Turkey.

My guest blogger for that period of time will be close friend and all around amazing guy, IUMike, who I met […]

My Queer Weekend

I left Weimar this weekend for a number of reasons—the specific ones are not especially important. As you might recall, my original plan was to go used underwear shopping in Berlin, but ended up going to Frankfurt, Trier, and (as I write this, enroute to) Antwerp.

Suffice it to say, Frankfurt continues to disappoint. I […]

Indy–Talbott Street

Yesterday, after I dropped The Kid off at the airport, and waited for the plane to take off, I returned to Bloomington, got dressed, picked up Mateo, and then headed up to Indy for an evening of fun and entertainment.

We started at Aesop’s Table where we met Mike for dinner. Mike had driven down […]

Mike’s on his way

This afternoon was taken up with helping Mike pack his truck for the big move to Cleveland. It’s sad to see Mike go, but on the other hand, one of us had to leave first.

I hope Mike’s move goes well at the other end!