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.


I fly the flag at half mast.
What does it say about my country that half of the voters chose
a loud, ignorant, crude bully, boor and con man for president?
(That was a rhetorical question. I don't want to know the answer.)

For me, this is worse than 9/11.
As terrible as that event was, it brought us together as a people.
It was George W. Bush's finest moment--
and let's face it, he didn't have that many.

No, to come close to the sense of grief and desolation I feel,
I would need to go all the way back to when
I was a high school freshman on November 22, 1963.

It's not that such a person as Donald J. Trump will be President of the United States
(that's bad), but that so many Americans would elect such a man.
I grieve for my nation.
I've lost faith in my fellow citizens.




[First posted: November 28, 2016]






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