Memories Out of Season

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.


Thursday, October 23, 2014
Longview, Washington

Today's tornado touched down right outside our building, pulled up a couple of trees, then bounced on, tearing the roof off another building a block away.

You could tell that we in the Pacific Northwest are not accustomed to tornadoes:
While sensible Midwesterners would be screaming and running for their underground shelters, our people gathered outside, clustered together on the sidewalks, all excited, pointing up in the sky and taking photos with their Smartphones--"Ooh, neat funnel! Look, it's coming this way..."

Remarkably, there were no casualties, but quite a number of great photographs, including this one. 
(Not mine, but wish it was.)




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