23 November 2017

My 2 ¢'s

Adam Sass

Writer of Young Adult Fiction
The Round Up
I'm Gonna Turn This Country Pink

I’m Gonna Turn This Country Pink

I don’t usually date.  In fact, let’s just round down and say, “I never date.”  To date means to go on a series of dates, to be strung together on a string of pearls known as the beginning of a relationship.  My string of pearls sucks.  I don’t count my prior attempts in the past...
Two Front Teeth

Two Front Teeth

On the evening of May 12, 1956, in the Hollywood Hills, movie star Montgomery Clift was bleeding to death inside his car. Only 8 months previous, James Dean was beheaded in his car.  When Monty heard the news of his contemporary’s death, he was on a cruise ship with torch singer Libby Holman, who later...
No Debate Today

No Debate Today

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Today is a big day because, being Monday, a day one typically goes back to work, State Senators and State Representatives across the country have found themselves passing the gay marriage pendulum back and forth.  Indiana, New Hampshire, Iowa, Hawaii, Maryland are all debating pro and anti-gay amendments to their state constitutions....
Goodbye, Little Gay Code! (to the tune of "Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road")

Goodbye, Little Gay Code! (to the tune of “Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road”)

Here’s a bit of surprising news: Cambridge researches have found that, like Latin and Esperanto before it, the gay subculture code language, Polari,is facing extinction. Here’s another bit of surprising news:  There is a gay subculture code language, and it’s called Polari.  THAT.  IS.  COOL. So, it’s going away, and I just found out this...
They Said You Wouldn't Come

They Said You Wouldn't Come

I stepped onto my Los Angeles flight to Washington, D.C. with only the faintest idea of what would actually happen when I got there.  But an unusual feeling came over me when I realized this– for the first time, I felt like even though I had no immediate plan, or even a map to this...
Christmas is Over

Christmas is Over

I love Christmas. I have a wonderful and loving family that knows exactly who I am and what I want.  I was very sorry to see them return to Chicago this morning.  Christmas is over.  The New Year is here. But aside from the fact that I already miss my parents terribly, I am not...