This Morning I saw the Mayor of our city riding on his bicycle when I was on my way to the MAX train. Not that unusual a sighting… he lives in my neighborhood. I voted for him, gave money to his campaign & I know him slightly. I served on a committee that he chaired- Keep Portland Moving (2005-07) when he was a city councilman. I would always get to the meeting room at City Hall really early so that I could get the seat next to him. I would write Sam + Steve all over my Pee Chee folder. It was common knowledge, in my circle, that I had designs on becoming the First Lady of Portland (I didn’t know that I was born in the wrong decade). When he rode by, my heart still fluttered & it made me consider… is Sam Adams still hot? I decided to contemplate three other Mayors of major US cities: Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, Adrian Fenty of Washington DC & Gavin Newsom of San Francisco. Do you think any of them are hot, or not?
I am a mid-20th century gay man still trying to get a handle on how to live life with meaning. I live in Portland Oregon with my husband/partner of 32+ years & the terriers: Lulu & Junior.
As an actor I have been in over 150 full stage productions, 12 films/TV, over 50 commercials & voice overs.
Our home & garden in Seattle (1981-2001) were published several times & were featured in a "coffee table" book- Flea Market Decorating by Meredith Press. That garden was on the Seattle Art Museum's Tour Of Artists' Gardens in 1999.
We moved to Portland in a fit of middle age anxiety in 2001.
We spend our time & money working on our house & garden in a working class bungalow, in a working class neighborhood.
The old-ball-& chain & I are thought to be a little nutty. ME:
cocktail drinker, tree hugger & seeker.
Kinsey 6, Myers-Briggs ENFJ, Capricorn/Snake