February 21, 2019
I worked late again last night. After spending nearly 16 solid hours on my feet, I was exhausted. I have to go in for only an hour today, but it won’t be a fun day. I have a dentist appointment this morning and a physical therapy appointment this afternoon. I wish I could just stay in bed.
I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's.
My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces.
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