Marriage

Jon reaches into the refrigerator and grabs the gallon of skim milk. I’m standing two feet away over a pan of eggs, a blood red spatula in my hand. Out of the corner of my eye I can see him sniff the top of the carton, pause, and then sniff it again. Because within two [...]

In touch with his inner sound effect

(While I’m out of the country, I’m reposting some content from my archives. This one was originally published in the fall of 2005 when we lived in our first house.) A few days ago our neighbor’s car caught on fire. I found out about it because Jon almost tore the door off its hinges as [...]

I Am So Not Kidding About This

(While I’m out of the country, I’m reposting some content from my archives. This one was originally published in the fall of 2002 when we were living in Los Angeles.) So there’s a certain adult dog in the neighborhood, a pure bred male who still sports a rather large set of testicles. This dog is [...]

Matters of the heart, the finale

I am right this second sitting in the waiting room outside the surgery wing at a local hospital. A few minutes ago I watched a resident wheel Jon down the hall toward the room where he would be put under anesthesia to have his gallbladder removed. Did you guys know they won’t let us keep [...]

Found what I was looking for

Tuesday night Jon and I attended the U2 concert here in Salt Lake City. I know that the previous sentence is the exact opposite of exciting, but for the both of us this event was something we had dreamed about but had resigned ourselves to the idea that it would never happen. Does that make [...]

A daddy and his daughter

Marlo loves to give flowers and blooms kisses right before she bites them off and shakes her head vigorously to make sure they’re dead.

Matters of the heart, continued

The Saga of Jon’s Mysterious Chest Pain continued last week when I drove him to the hospital so that he could undergo an endoscopy, a fancy term for having a tube shoved down his throat. Yes, all sorts of jokes were made beforehand. Remember, my assistant is a gay man who really enjoys making straight [...]

Matters of the heart

Starting at the beginning of last week Jon was experiencing a tightness in his chest, one that made it almost impossible to catch his breath. By Thursday his strained stutters while breathing started to really scare me, so I took him to our primary care physician where in the process of asking a few questions [...]

This is a first

(While Jon and I take some time to unwind on a beach very far away, I’m reposting some content from my archives. This one was originally published on July 30, 2007 after having just submitted the first part of my manuscript to my editor. GEORGE! is my cousin who lived with us during the summer [...]

When a repressed urge becomes the worst case scenario

(While Jon and I take some time to unwind on a beach very far away, I’m reposting some content from my archives. This one was originally published on March 08, 2006.) One afternoon last week Jon and I got to go to the gym together, something we rarely get to do anymore because someone has [...]