It Rubs The Ointment On Its Skin

On today’s menu, I’ve made healthy vegan wakeup muffins to get the day started right, and because they fit perfectly with the book I’m reviewing, so stay tuned for that! Let’s talk about stereotypes, shall we? Namely, a weird stereotype that still abounds to this day, in spite of all evidence to the contrary that’s … Read more…

Man Hands: A Gripping (Groping?) Romance.

I know, I’ve been reviewing some pretty hard to read stuff, lately. Almost no romance. Honestly, I just couldn’t get into it. Unless a friend wrote it, I mostly ignored it in favor of books on social justice, books on repairing the country, hopeful books, and organizing/planning/action tomes. Today, I’m reviewing Man Hands by Sarina Bowen and … Read more…

The Gay Revolution: A Must Read

A few years ago, I had the great honor of meeting writer and activist Lillian Faderman at a talk she was giving about the struggles of gay rights from the mid twentieth century to the landmark Obergefell versus Hodges decision of 2015. She would also be signing copies of her new work, The Gay Revolution, which … Read more…

No More Water; The Fire Next Time

“God gave Noah the rainbow sign, No more water, the fire next time!” I picture James Baldwin writing this short pair of essays as he sits before a typewriter with a lit cigarette in a humid Harlem apartment; with his ashtray overflowing and coffee stains littering the surfaces around him. The centennial of the Emancipation … Read more…