I surprised myself when this year I made the choice to watch a documentary on KQED that I normally would have avoided, as a purposeful gesture of honoring my father for his birthday. "We Were Here" is a series of interviews about people who were here and in some way part of various aspects of advocacy, health care, or are typical of people who lived through the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco.
For most of my life I've been a reader. I devoured books. In 5th grade I got ahold of a list of the recommended 100 books freshmen college students should have read - from Oxford or Yale or something - and I set about reading them. I kept detouring as I discovered one author after... Continue Reading →