All posts tagged "essays"

  • Holiday Tidings

    Given the avaricious nature of the season -- when Santa treats everyone like a little baby Jesus, everybody wins -- it's no surprise that I...

  • Two Christmases

    In one of the more poignant moments of a motion picture that I hold dear -- a staple of my personal cinematic catalog -- there...

  • Xmas Fear

    This week I'll be heading to New Port Richey, Fla., to spend Christmas with my widowed mother who lives alone in a ''55 and older''...

  • Camp Out

    Ah, summer, the season most attuned to the coming of age of the all-American boy -- even the all-American gay boy. And what's more representative...

  • Boys and Balls

    As summer-camp memories go, mine are scant. I've settled for the vicarious pleasure of listening to my gay pal, Mike, share his memories of charmed...

  • Campastrophic: Of Moonwalks, Musicals and Mishkuntas

    July 20, 1969, nighttime. Crickets are chirping. A warm breeze gently sifts through the trees, rustling the leaves. A small, black-and-white TV emits a glow...

  • Home Is Where the Camp Is

    Given the theme of the magazine that I'm sure you've come to expect thus far, I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit that I've actually never been...

  • Just another Sunday

    It only takes a few seconds and I'm there. Thirteen years old again, at a Christian camp with a group of 10 other boys, in...

  • Bunny Business

    Whether I'm standing in a grocery checkout lane surrounded by bright plastic baskets, wandering a mall filled with gourmet-chocolate bunnies, or enduring the interminable wait...

  • Family Feast: Cross Cultural

    Cooking my first Thanksgiving dinner for my in-laws last year, things were going perfectly up until the point when I sliced off the tip of...