Category Archives: personal

Radio Romance: V100 Milwaukee, April 1995

In the spring of 1995, I was in my first long-distance relationship, that long distance being between North Manchester, IN (my hometown, where I was in my junior year at Manchester College, my alma mater) and Milwaukee, WI (hometown of … Continue reading

Posted in 1990s, personal, R&B, radio romance

“Queer as in ‘Fuck You'”: A Pride playlist

126 songs in my iTunes version, 108 in this Spotify version. I expected things to be missing; what surprised me is what’s here, from Kevin Aviance’s “Cunty” (a ballroom classic) to the song that gives this playlist its name, Dog … Continue reading

Posted in personal, playlist, queer

You are beautiful, no matter what they say: a self-love & self-empowerment playlist

Last year, my then-therapist gave me a “homework assignment” to come up with some tangible examples of how I could better love myself. (Self esteem has been a problem area for me for the better part of 35 years.) So … Continue reading

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These are a few of my favorite things: on “Cool Night” and a complicated relationship with my father

[Originally published, here, on April 10, 2003 — almost 14 years ago. I’ve made a few minor edits/updates, but the bulk of this is as originally written. And I swear this wasn’t done intentionally — I was looking for older … Continue reading

Posted in 1980s, favorite things, personal, pop

Curt Wednesdays

Stumpy suggested recently that I should write about my infamous “Curt Wednesdays.” These came about back when I was working and living in Warsaw, IN, doing roughly second-shift (a/k/a evenings) at radio station WRSW and living in a one- (or … Continue reading

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