Foxglove Moments

Alan's haunting novel of the AIDS epidemic, As If Death Summoned, was released on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2020, and has won the Foreword INDIES LGBT Book of the Year Award. Watch the book trailer here. Read the reviews here.


Yesterday morning I experienced one of those moments of grace that happens occasionally on this hillside: I went out walking and encountered a bobcat enjoying the light and warmth of a sun spot; a big, beautiful guy with taut muscles showing through his striking coat, resembling a large house cat on steroids who works out regularly at the gym. At first he didn't see me. Then the click of my camera gave me away, but instead of either of us running away shrieking, we both just stayed and watched the other for a time in what seemed a peaceful shared communion. Then he wandered off. All in all, it turned out quite well: I didn't scare him; he didn't eat me. One of those unexpected blessings.
First posted: November 16, 2020
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