Category Archives: Homosexuals

Gore Vidal v. William F. Buckley

Many do not know that after World War II, while an undergraduate at Yale, William F. Buckley taught beginning Spanish at the university. As a child in Paris his primary languages had been Spanish and French and, though at age seven he finally began the academic study of English, he would soon spend much time […]

Also posted in Boxing, Chicago, Gore Vidal, Hubert Humphrey, Joe Frazier, Jose Torres, Lyndon Johnson, Miami, Muhammad Ali, Paul Newman, Richard Nixon, Vietnam, William F. Buckley

Sarah Palin v. Michele Bachmann

I’m not a superrich Republican donor but am affluent and generous, and delighted conservative heavyweights consider me a worthy host of this fundraiser starring Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann who I sit between on the dais, turning left to Sarah and right to Michele back and forth talking to women who get prettier and more […]

Also posted in Boxing, Conservatives, Marriage, Michele Bachmann, Republicans, Todd Palin

Flight of Insanity

During my recent trip to Spain film director Pedro Almodóvar calls and invites me to join him on a short flight from Madrid to Marbella. Since I’ve never flown first class or met movie celebrities, I accept, figuring I’ll learn much about filmmaking. What a horrific misconception. First, I can’t find Pedro, and the flight […]

Also posted in Mental Health, Movies, Pedro Almodovar, Planes

Castro District

Al wanted to be close to Jewish Film Festival. He didn’t want to worry about parking in San Francisco. He wanted to walk to Castro Theater. He got Spartan hotel room three windy blocks away. He needed good dinner before first of three movies that night. Around corner from theater he entered restaurant. Hello, love, […]

Also posted in Jewish Film Festival, Movies, San Francisco, Short Pieces - GTC

Romney’s Preparations for Republican Convention Speech

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in 60 Minutes, Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Economics, Israel, Mitt Romney, Politics, Republicans, Russia, Vladimir Putin

“La india” of Abraham Angel

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see “La india,” 1923, by Abraham Angel, please click here.

Also posted in Abraham Angel, Art, Cocaine, Drugs, Mental Health, Painters, Poetry - GTC, Suicide

Gay Moscow

moscow bans gay parades hundred years when president putin will lead procession

Also posted in Moscow, Russia, Vladimir Putin

Margaret and Bill

Bill and Margaret bore three children fresh and dependable as themselves, and people admired them every Sunday as they worshipped together in church. Once youngest child reached junior high, Margaret volunteered in church office during week and soon got part-time job there. Sometimes Bill complained dinner wasn’t ready on time and house had few dusty […]

Also posted in Families, Infidelity, Infideltiy, Marriage, Poetry - GTC, Short Pieces - GTC

Thomas Eakins Gets Physical

This story is from the collection “Paint it Blue” To see Swimming, please click here To see Taking the Count, please click here To see Wrestlers, please click here

Also posted in Art, Education, LACMA, Museums, Painters, Philadelphia, Realism, Sex, Thomas Eakins

Obama and Palin Hang in Effigy

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2008, Racism, Sarah Palin

John Wayne Reviews “Brokeback Mountain”

I hadn’t had any offers in a long time, and these guys come to me and ask if I want to be in a western with lots of action.  Damn right, I say.  Don’t bother showing me the script.  Let’s just start rehearsing.  I tell them I don’t care if I play Ennis Del Mar […]

Also posted in Heath Ledger, John Wayne, Movies