Public School, Part 5

Lynn and I called the principal and asked for an appointment to see the school.  We told her about our situation and that we understood her classrooms were full.  Maybe next year, we said, with hope in our voices. The school is a five-minute… Continue reading

Public School, Part 4

Readers, I am sorry I got myself into this mess of a series.  It’s taking me forever to edit.  From now on I am writing only about bunny rabbits and whether to give your babies almond milk or the regular kind.   During Ray’s… Continue reading

Public School, Part 3

My Dear Readers, I’ve been trying my hardest to ensure that personal essays arrive in your inbox, or on the website, each and every Tuesday and Thursday.  Unfortunately, I am deeply humiliated to report that after disseminating the third part of this series to… Continue reading

Public School, Part 2

When I was eight years old, our chocolate labrador, Meg, was struck and killed by a car in Sheepshead Bay.  She was only three, and she was a beautiful, docile animal that would allow all three of us kids to stick our hands down… Continue reading

Public School, Part 1

Occasionally I feel compelled to write about my five-year-old son’s transition from private school to our local elementary school, which thus far has mostly been a disturbing experience.  This piece is still being drafted and is quite rough, but I am dedicated to providing… Continue reading

How to Thaw Your Unborn Children, Part 4

Readers, here’s the next installment of a long piece about how I first lost a baby to another mother, and eventually defrosted three of my own.  Do let me know what you think, as I welcome and love comments.     I loved that… Continue reading

How to Thaw Your Unborn Children, Part 3

Still a rough cut here, so bear with me.  I feel it’s important to provide you with this material just as I write it, to ensure that I hold myself accountable to posting personal essays to you each and every week.  Please let me… Continue reading

From Straight to Gay: Rewriting Mainstream Literature

Getting Around Straight Literature for Kids of The Gay Some of my gay friends complain that there aren’t enough children’s books for the children of gay parents. Since I have written a few stories and books for children, these friends often tell me I… Continue reading

How to Thaw Your Unborn Children, Part 2

This is part 2 of a longer personal narrative about divorce, coming out, and ordering your offspring from an online catalogue.  It’s a rough cut and will be subject to many drafts and versions before completion.  Do let me know what you think, and… Continue reading

Truly Scrumptious

Readers, let us speak today of the violin recital. Contrary to what you might think, a musical  performance is never about what plays out on the stage.  It’s what goes on behind the scenes.  Think of your child’s violin recital as a canvas  upon… Continue reading