Remembering Johnny

 Posted by on 2010-02-15 at 9:29 pm
Feb 152010
 
Remembering Johnny

“Let’s go to lunch,” Tracy said, seeing how frustrated I was after discovering that I had miscalculated the distance needed to rough-in a door that I was helping her install in a newly framed wall. “Fine.  How about chile rellenos?” “I know this restaurant,” she said, “but I don’t remember the name… down on Southwest […more]

Gut health, gay men and AIDS

 Posted by on 2010-02-12 at 9:43 am
Feb 122010
 
Gut health, gay men and AIDS

Tony Lance knows about gay men, because he is one.  He has spent years studying and developing a theory that explains how and why so many of us develop poor health and damaged immune systems. Lance proposes that the disease affecting so many gay men is actually caused by disruption and destruction of the intestinal […more]

Caution: AIDS testing may cause dizziness

 Posted by on 2010-02-08 at 6:47 am
Feb 082010
 
Caution: AIDS testing may cause dizziness

A recent experience drove home for me that the rotted foundation for explaining AIDS is still trying to support some pretty inexcusable medical practices at local doctors’ offices. My partner Michael is taking a class to get his EMS (Emergency Medical Services) certificate. One of the course requirements is that he get a series of […more]

Life in a database

 Posted by on 2010-02-02 at 7:23 am
Feb 022010
 
Life in a database

Most of my work the last few decades have involved that interface… that point of contact between human beings and the computer. I’ve written previously about my earliest experience with computers in the 1970s, while still in high school, where I advocated for the first computer programming course at Colby High School.  We ran our […more]

KC gay rights debate–20 years ago

 Posted by on 2010-02-01 at 5:55 am
Feb 012010
 
KC gay rights debate--20 years ago

I found some old video recordings of the televised public hearings for Kansas City’s gay rights ordinance 20 years ago. Between the poor quality of the original VCR tapes and the transition to digital, they look even older than that. You gotta’ love those glasses! City council committee hearings here are televised on a local […more]