Well, the time finally came to move on to my other projects, especially the mysteries, podcast, and that pesky thing called making a living. Here’s a farewell email I sent to subscribers of lgbtSr.org …
Dear email subscribers: It’s been almost six years since I launched lgbtSr.org. As with all things, this too is passing. This is the final email I’ll be sending to subscribers to the site. All previous posts remain online, while the domain itself now points to a page at my personal website, MarkMcNease.com
Folks, it’s been almost six years since I launched the lgbtSr website. I’ll be posting very lightly here for the foreseeable future, any new columns or contributor’s articles that come in. It’s a time management issue. But our Facebook page, with over 4,100 fans, remains alive and active.
Hang in there! It’s going to be a bumpy ride with the new administration coming in. All hands on deck!
It’s always One Thing or Another … a lighthearted look at aging, life, and the absurdities of it all.
A funny thing happened on the way to despair: our oldest cat Jessica defied expectations and lived to meow another day. If you’ve ever had a pet diagnosed with a grave illness, you know the odds. You also know the futility of hope—they might get better with a daily pill, they’ll need some insanely expensive surgery you can’t afford, you’ll spend a few weeks or months believing they’ll recover, then you’ll cradle them in your arms in room #3 at the vet’s office waiting for a syringe of Permanent Sleepytime. More
By Lee Lynch
As an adult, I’ve had no interest in children’s books. I left them behind half a century ago. Or did I?
Chicken Little, for example, has been a powerful influence in my life. I was a nervous child—that hasn’t changed—and the Little Golden Book didn’t help. First my mother read it to me, then I read and re-read it on my own. I didn’t have many books then, which might help to explain why visitors never see walls in the home my sweetheart and I share. The walls are covered by bookcases.
Naked Boys Singing
Six guys. Sixteen songs. No clothes!
By Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong
Since 1998, people everywhere have been laughing and cheering their way through every moment of the off-Broadway hit Naked Boys Singing. Orlando, Florida producer Tim Evanicki is overseeing a national tour of the international hit musical revue.
We asked Tim Evanicki, Producer of Naked Boys Singing, about the show.
By Jim Miller
Dear Savvy Senior,
Can you recommend any long-distance caregiving tips that can help me help my elderly father who lives in another state? He has physically declined over the past year, but is determined to stay living in his own house.
Providing care and support for an aging parent who lives far away can be very difficult and stressful. Here are some tips and resources that can help.
By Rod Hensel
The Gayging Advocate
The first snowfall of the season came to Buffalo, NY on November 20. America’s long winter of discontent, as Shakespeare might call it, began on the morning of November 9, the first day of the Trump interregnum.
I felt fear and a world gone out of control on that day and every day since, Fear like I felt as a youngster in 1962 during the Cuban missile crisis, when it seemed the world could go away at any second in a flash of light. Fear I felt as a young man, when Gay Related Immune Deficiency (later called AIDS) was a mysterious force killing gay men around me as politicians and clergy made what many thought was a reasonable proposal to gather the gays together in quarantine camps to keep the general population safe.
“Brief Histories of Everyday Objects” by Andy Warner
c.2016, Picador $20.00 / $28.00 Canada 209 pages
Imagine the first person who created a toothbrush.
Better yet – imagine life before a toothbrush. Think about it: getting your mouth minty-fresh wasn’t exactly easy with twigs or rags. Same things with clean hair, unspoiled leftovers, unsmelly bathrooms, or cool gamepieces, as you’ll see in “Brief Histories of Everyday Objects” by Andy Warner.
Q Audiobooks Pick: Bloodline: Whyborne and Griffin, Book 5, Written by Jordan L. Hawk, Narrated by Julian G. Simmons
Between his bullying father and dissolute brother, Percival Endicott Whyborne has quite enough problematic family members to deal with. So when his sister returns to Widdershins asking for help solving the mystery of a derelict ship, Whyborne is reluctant to get involved. Until, that is, a brutal murderer strikes, leaving Whyborne and his lover Griffin no choice but to take the case.
The investigation leads them deep into a conspiracy of blackmail, murder, and darkest sorcery. But worst of all are the secrets held within the family itself, one of which will destroy everything Whyborne believed to be true, not only about his family, but about himself.
“Circle of thorns surround a heat curled small, self-protective, bud tight against assailing light.”
Welcome to The Twist, America’s only clothing optional podcast. On this week’s show, co-hosts Rick Rose and Mark McNease offer up the Weekly Readlines; Chen Luyu, China’s transgender talk show sensation; Facebook’s fake news problem; and a peek at the forgotten people, which is all of us at one time or another.