Small Town Boy in New York

Please Note: This blog post is a teaser for the book, Straight: an ExGay Prodigal Story. Around the year 2000, I had begun dabbling in gay culture but was not yet ready to make it public. Both of my aunts are fun in different ways. Aunt Jan, my mom’s sister, is the witty one. She …

Brushes with Hollywood

Joel Edgerton, Warrior, Pittsburgh, 2009 Pittsburgh is an attractive city for filming movies. From favorable tax laws to a breathtaking skyline, it has the ability to look like a number of different cities - an eclectic mix of skyscrapers similar to that of New York or any other big city, sloped streets reminiscent of San …

Pee the Bed

As a child, I was a private person. In that sense, my friend and I were opposites. He knew me well. Our families were close. We went sled-riding together and played Laser Tag. We also both attended the Christian school. Before praying at school, prayer requests were taken. Requests from kindergarten students could get interesting. …

Swimming

Please Note: This blog post is a teaser for the book, Straight: an ExGay Prodigal Story. An English teacher, my grandma made use of the high school pool. During lunch breaks, she swam laps and continued at the YMCA into her golden years. I started taking swimming lessons at the YMCA early in life. Later …

Motorbikes

Please Note: This blog post is a teaser for the book, Straight: an ExGay Prodigal Story. My first motorbike was a Honda XR80, a gift from my parents for my 10th birthday. A few years later, a used Honda XL185 was passed down to me. Scars remain to tell the tale of bounding down wooded …