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How My High School Reunion Reacted to Me Coming Out

After being outed by my girlfriend and insulted my classmates and, I still dared to attend my high school reunion – and was surprised by their reaction when I came out as...

I Had a Horrible Gay Break-Up and Couldn’t Stop Losing Weight

I parlayed a painful relationship split into increasingly extreme weight loss – until I discovered how low I could go. A few years ago, I went through one of the worst...

Design by Committee

David lands on a committee to redesign a lobby, and chaos ensues. My most memorable experience working with interior designers came in the course of doing volunteer work. I’d...

“You Love Me?”

David looks at a life through the eyes of a person he loves: his outspoken, gay, octagenarian neighbor, who is still very much alive and loving. My 85-year-old neighbor, Bernie,...

Like No Business I Know

David Dean Botrell says farewell...