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Have you ever been unexpectedly stuck staring down the barrel of a gun being held by someone who clearly states he has no qualms about shooting you if you don't cooperate?

Outside of military-style preparation or perhaps police academy work, I believe it's impossible to predict how anyone would respond in such circumstances. I also found it challenging to assess how I responded for weeks, if not months, afterward. Simple answers rarely suffice.

When I tell the story now, I usually present the situation for laughs. Why not? If you can't find the humor, then you don't fully understand it. 
My understanding exceeds the platitudes and soundbites of your average person protesting for their "rights."

http://www.inappropriateconversations.org/e/113-raised-on-robbery/

 

Also: here is a recent panel discussion on the This Week In Gay podcast, covering different topics. Pleased to participate!

 

Some Assembly Required (A NeoSurrealist Forsaking a Habit for Lent)

 

Chapter 3

"Gone, But Not Forgotten"

Timed Test

Hostile Takeover Bid

Fine Tuning

Replay

"If you cannot address the concerns of one increasingly irate customer, then those concerns ultimately may cost you the business of other customers as well."

 

Different Drummer: Bob Walkenhorst

The Rainmakers in Norway

Live from Pride48 New Orleans Podcasting Expo 2018:

Allies

Intersections

Different Drummer(s)

Loving someone as they are, and hiding who they are

Rogers' message: you are not a mistake

 

Peaceful Neighbor

Understanding the quiet gay activism of Mister Rogers

Vanity Fair interview with Francois Clemmons

 

Different Drummer: Francois Clemmons and Fred Rogers

 

Special thanks to Nicole Villacres from Greetings From Nowhere and Pride48.

I have questions about immigration and the current state of our policies as a nation. I don't profess to have a lot of answers, but I will admit that some of the possibilities seem both obvious and disturbing. For example, what have we become?

Different Drummer: Peter Falk

One question I don't ask directly: Am I becoming increasingly self-referential? 
Allow me to answer with links.

188: Constitutional Crisis

152: Anticipating the Bang

42: "The Morning After" for classic Made-for-TV Movies

103: The Thriller Is Gone

187: Television Debut (1972-73)

105: Press Coverage

15: Declaring War on "Just Say No"

195: Telling Your Stories (Before It's Too Late)

59: Ten Areas of Agreement about Abortion - part 1

60: Ten Areas of Agreement about Abortion - part 2

Inappropriate Conversations on Facebook

References:

Pride 48: New Orleans Podcasting Expo 2018

Pride 48: June 2018 Live Streaming Weekend

The Smellcast

Ramble Redhead

Vera Speaks ... For Real

Simply Syndicated: Simply Everything

The Tech Support Rich Show

Big Fatty Online

Nerd Hurdles

Books You Should Read

Greetings From Nowhere

The Satyrsphere

Movies You Should See

Hooked

Different Drummer: Claude Monet

If we don't speak up now, raising our voices in dissent, then when will we? An argument could be made that the powers-that-be are striving to stifle the means by which those voices may be heard. 
Now is the time to speak in favor of Net Neutrality
Now is the time to note that we will never be able to return to this moment in history.
Now is the time to insist the our leaders put nation ahead of party, the intent of our so-called "founding fathers" above self-interest.
Now is the time for all good people to come to the aid of their country.

Reds (1981)

Different Drummer: Diane Keaton


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