Friday, October 15, 2004


It pleases me that my hometown of Mt. Juliet, Tenn. has rescheduled Halloween this year so it doesn't conflict with church services.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Yrs. truly

Today, Isthmus newspaper's Madison Music Project insert hit the streets, and I wrote a big ole chunk of it. Check it out online at

There's a nice picture of me in the insert, and also here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Splendid nature

Autumn in Wisconsin surprises me every year. It's so beautiful, and I'm almost more in love with the sight of falling leaves than I am with the bright colors of the leaves themselves.

On Sunday Ereck and I felt ambitious after brunch and headed north in the Ranger to check out the foliage. It was very pretty, especially a particularly breathtaking valley east of Lodi. We also enjoyed the red barns, and the pumpkins everywhere.

North of Lodi we encountered a mass of idle cars, and we wondered what was happening. Then we realized: it was a crowd of Sunday drivers eager to get in one last ride on the Merrimac ferry before it shuts down for the winter. We were tempted, but lines were long. Another time, we said. Besides, it runs 24 hours, so we could go tonight if we wanted to.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Oot and aboot

Happy National Coming Out Day, everyone. My coming out four years ago coincided roughly with National Coming Out Day, as well as with Ereck's birthday (October 8) and the premiere of the Bette Midler sitcom.