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For Steve R

This week I’ve done a post each in memory of Tim R, John M, Jeff C, and now Steve R. They’re not the only friends and acquaintances Tom and I have lost to AIDS, but these four are the ones … Continue reading

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For Jeff C

Starry, starry night… May 11, 1962 — May 4, 1995

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For John M

I died from minerality and became vegetable; And from vegetativeness I died and became animal. I died from animality and became man. Then why fear disappearance through death? Next time I shall die Bringing forth wings and feathers like angels; … Continue reading

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For Tim R

I took only the roses for World AIDS Day. The red-ribboned angel and teddy bear were gifts from others.

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Persevere

Monday I went to Thomas Street Health Center, a clinic that’s been serving the HIV/AIDS community in Houston since 1989. I’d read that the center was exhibiting works from their “Healing Art for the Heart” project. As described in the … Continue reading

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Button Sunday

Today marks the twenty-fifth year of recognizing December 1 as World AIDS Day. The 2013 theme is “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.” You can read more about World AIDS Day and ways you can promote awareness of … Continue reading

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July Photo A Day: Love

An old shadowbox I created using mementos from a friendship. Prompt from FMS Photo A Day.

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He was no more than a baby then

Yesterday when I went out to take a package from the UPS driver at the gate, I noticed a small bird on the ground and didn’t think much of it. But later, when I went out with the dogs, they … Continue reading

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Telling An Essential Story

There wasn’t a single panel I attended at Saints and Sinners that didn’t give me a lot to think about, and this was my first on Saturday morning: AIDS Is Still With Us: Telling An Essential Story. Moderated by Jameson … Continue reading

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Are we human, or are we dancer?

Or both? Many of us who go to Saints and Sinners leave it with a feeling of euphoria. For a few days, we get to interact with old and dear friends, listen to people talk and join in conversations about … Continue reading

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