Tag Archives: gay marriage

Spouses in the House

Elmore Leonard cautioned us never to open with the weather, but sometimes I get reckless. The chilly blast that swept through the coffee shop foretold summer’s end and perhaps a final farewell to flip-flops for my aloha-attired friends. The young … Continue reading

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Celebration Time

“Well, now that we know about marriage,” Chris said, ruffling gelled tufts of hair with two fingers, “we’ve got another word problem.” “Shoot.” “We’re already married but we want to have a party in honor of our new status; right? … Continue reading

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Marriage equality and etymology

Another hot one. The manhole covers seared grill marks into the platforms of my stilettos as I dashed across Hollywood Boulevard and into cool confines of the commercial establishment I call my office. The barista must have seen me coming; … Continue reading

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