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Blasphemous Rumours

  Dear Marty,   I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to write, life has been hectic. I guess the reason, mostly, that I haven’t written is because part of me is still in denial that you’re even gone. It’s easy to get into that frame of mind when you don’t interact with someone on a daily basis, like we used to. When I heard the news, my heart dropped to the floor. All I could think is please PLEASE for the love of god, let it not be from…

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John Hughes Movie Romance

  *Taken from the manuscript introduction for my upcoming fictional memoir, Bad Dates & Dirty Rendezvous.     I was just like any other boy crazy girl in my youth.   I did more than my fair share of chasing boys around the playground in my elementary days. I loved playing pretend superhero games where I was the villain (mostly Catwoman to the boys Batman) and having them capture me. Sometimes I’d play the comic book heroine Wonder Woman and trap the boys with my “golden lasso”. We exercised our…

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My Big (Fat Gay) Punk Rock Prom

  Let me take you on a trip back to a much simpler time, when we didn’t have to worry about adult responsibilities and the complexities that come with them. So please, if you will, enter into my pseudo-TARDIS for a fun trip back in time to…   May 1990   After a long, cold winter, it was finally springtime in Northeast Ohio; the trees and flowers were bursting forth in all of their glory and the air was warm once again. I just turned eighteen and looked forward to…

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