“WE ARE ALL ADULTS”

I had a nice first date last week with a handsome thirty seven year old corporate trainer for a trendy hotel chain. We had dinner at a sidewalk cafe in Hell’s Kitchen and after, took a meandering stroll around the neighborhood and made out on a street corner... read more

A CONVERSATION WITH MATTHEW JOHNSON HARRIS

A couple of years ago, I took a long, hard look in the mirror and I did not like what I saw. I was, by Weight Watchers’ definition, obese. I had Doritos crumbs on my shirt, chocolate smeared on my face and I smelled like chicken nuggets. I couldn’t even... read more

MAGIC MAN

Do you believe in magic? I never thought I did until I found myself in the second row of a very small and intimate magic show on a Saturday night. I sat in the dimly lit room and watched as the mysterious magician astounded the captive audience with card tricks and... read more

NEXT

The older I get, the more settled I’d like to become but it seems the older I get, the faster things change. Everything is in constant flux. Madonna once sang that if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. I thought the summer of 2014 was full of... read more

MY #WHITEPRIVILEGE

Recently, a person I went to high school with posted a Facebook status, calling Michelle Obama a ‘jackass’ and a ‘racist bitch’ because of the recent commencement speech she gave in which she offered some frank thoughts on racism. The comments... read more

CLEANING LOLA

Every other Saturday I trim Lola’s nails and give her a bath. She HATES it. Before I even get out her nail clippers and her melon-scented doggy shampoo, it’s like she can sense it’s about to happen and she runs and hides just her head under a... read more

YOUNG JAWNS AND MAN BUNS

I don’t remember this photograph being taken. In fact, I have no idea where I was or what was happening. I know that dude, yes, but not well enough to ask him where we were without feeling like a buffoon. I found this photo on my phone. I apparently even took... read more

BLISTERS AND DUCT TAPE

When Phillip​ was packing for his big move to San Francisco, he gave me a pair of Kenneth Cole boots that he no longer wanted. I tried them on and they were a smidge tight but I was like, “Whatever, I’ll make them work.” On Thursday, I had an... read more

CHAPTER 1: THE WEEKEND I GREW UP

  Thursday: The Drought Atlanta was suffering from a major drought. Lake Lanier was drying up, Governor Purdue was holding candlelit prayer vigils outside of the state capital, and bottled water was being sold at inflated prices like black market kidneys. It was... read more

I’M NOT FOR EVERYONE

I’m not for everyone. I’m a complex dude. Sometimes I don’t make sense. Sometimes I contradict myself. Sometimes I say I want one thing but behave like I want something else. Sometimes I make mistakes. Really big ones, too. Sometimes I’m funny... read more