Tag Archives: New Experiences

Which Concerns Mental Health

Gentle Reader, I’ve made no secret of my struggle with mental health. Today, for the first time, I took the plunge and confided my fears in a mental health professional. But let’s back up: some personal history, first. I first … Continue reading

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Peruvian Food

Gig Harbor is not particularly known for its diversity, Gentle Reader. It was therefore with pleasant surprise that I discovered the new Peruvian place nestled right in its heart. Well, I’m never as happy as I am when I’m eating … Continue reading

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In Which I Ask A Stranger On A Date

Gentle Reader, do you recall how I recently held a going-away party for my abruptly postponed Grand Tour of Europe? I mentioned that there was a surprise guest appearance from a friend I haven’t seen since I was twelve; I … Continue reading

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Anchorage, Part Two

We had headed back to our glamorous hotel suite for a cocktail, Gentle Reader, when I left you. As you may remember from Anchorage, Part One, we had been scouring downtown for the gay bars that I was sure were … Continue reading

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Anchorage, Part One

Sometimes, Gentle Reader, you’re on the cusp of moving to Europe to be a vagabond. Sometimes, that will inspire old beaus to spring for airfare so that they can see you once more before you go. Sometimes, you just have … Continue reading

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Portland, Part Two

Dawn broke, Gentle Reader, like the yolk of a soft-boiled egg. I slipped out the clunking glass door, cursing as it banged open – I was up before my hosts, and I desperately needed nicotine. I don’t think I woke … Continue reading

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Ethiopian Food

You’ll hear more about the Portland trip the rest of this week, G. R., but for now, a short item from The List: I tried Ethiopian food not half an hour ago. Apologies if this post is a little rough; … Continue reading

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