David's Blog


Monday, January 4th, 2021


Welcome to the New Year
no braying nor
ass-licking sheep
cause your orange dog
is leaving town

Welcome to the New Year
all sisters and brothers
who need a breath
a hundred breaths
it is up to


to end the…
of the…
end the…
of the…

Come on
it is up to


Yuval Noah Harari

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Quotes from “Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind,”
by Yuval Noah Harari

pgs. 22-23: “Our language evolved as a way of gossiping.
According to this theory Homo sapiens is primarily a social animal.
Social cooperation is our key for survival and reproduction.
It is not enough for individual men and women to know the
whereabouts of lions and bison. It’s much more important for them
to know who in the band hates whom, who is sleeping with whom,
who is honest, and who is a cheat.”

pg. 24: “It is relatively easy to agree that only Homo sapiens can
speak about things that don’t really exist, and believe six
impossible things before breakfast. You could never convince a
monkey to give you a banana by promising him limitless
bananas after death in monkey heaven.”

Bad News

Friday, November 20th, 2020

Trump, the commander-in-chief, is wringing his small, nasty
hands in celebration of destroying the country for the rest of us,
the country that has given him every favor, every tax break,
every privilege known to a white man with no talent except for
losing his election to Biden for a second term and creating a reality
show in the White House, Our House, with his supporting characters,
his robotic children and wife who wouldn’t recognize an honest
feeling if it stung them on the nose.

I’ve lost count of the fired, resigned, removed, unemployed, laid off
workers. America burns in its core with the Corona virus.

Someone in power needs to get PISSED OFF.

I’m PISSED OFF but I don’t have any power, do I?

I cannot remember.

If we Americans lose the ability to remember history, or care about it,
or wonder where it went when it’s gone, we only have ourselves
to blame.

November 7, 2020 ~~ Joe and Kamala Day

Saturday, November 7th, 2020

A lead blanket is lifting off my chest.

Valves relax in my heart.

My stomach is easing up on the jitters.

That bitter four-year taste is dissolving from my tongue.

Celebratory car horns are circling through Hillcrest where I live.

There is dancing in the streets, cheers rising like rock & roll
bird riffs.

I perch on my patio and ponder what new flight paths await
the country.

This is Joe & Kamala Day

November 7, 2020

Alito and Thomas, Gunning for Marriage Equality

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Alito and Thomas are gunning for marriage equality under the guise of religious freedom.


All because a frumpy Kentuckian refused to issue a marriage license for two same sexers to marry.

Or was it the gay wedding cake that got Alito and Thomas all in a dither.

Either way, they must toss about at night in bed with their wives and think about ways to make American citizens more miserable.

The smug-faced Alito. The hate-faced Thomas.

Will Barrett join their ranks?


We do not need 7 Catholics on the Supreme Court. Or will it be 8?

I’m young enough to remember the uproar of the Catholic Kennedy in 1960 taking shit because of his Catholicism.


Oppose Barrett

Days of Heaven, by Terrence Malick

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Days of Heaven, written and directed by Terrence Malick, is a perfect film. Linda Manz, RIP, the narrator, is the star, and we’re talking Richard Gere, Brooke Adams and Sam Shepard in the same film. From the first time I saw it in 1978 when it came out, until tonight when I watched it again to soothe my rambling soul, it is an inspiring film, a relevant film, about people doing the best they can, the best they are capable of given the circumstances they were born into.

Travis responds to Michelle Goldberg in the NYTimes and I respond to Travis

Monday, July 13th, 2020

July 13, 2020


I’ve been living in Japan for over a decade. Before Abe’s current run, there were six consecutive prime ministers who resigned after around 1 year in office, whether due to scandal or perceived mismanagement of a crisis. Hatoyama resigned for failing to follow through on a campaign promise. Aso resigned due to poor handling of the 2008 financial crisis. Fukuda resigned to reduce partisan roadblocks in the lawmaking process. Can you imagine Trump resigning to reduce the number of partisan roadblocks? Or even just admitting that the pandemic is winning? No. He lacks the humility.

Other countries have no problem expecting, and receiving, integrity from their political leaders. Why is this so hard for the USA?

@Travis Because we are an uneducated, trigger happy tweeting bunch of self-interested drama queens who would rather destroy our country than take a breath and realize that our fellow citizens matter and we are all in this together but those days are over because just like the housing crisis in the aughts, small businesses will now be taken over by the big online behemoths just like the rental housing market was taken over by hedge funds so that the 1% will continue to control the earth’s wealth until we have a revolution or all die while the 1% moves to outer space X and leaves the last of us gasping humans on earth to dance the dance of death while we aim our tweets and guns at each other like desperate fleas without a dog.

Aren’t you happy you asked?


John Bolton “Cowardly Lion”

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

DHC | Hillcrest, CA

The NYTimes and other news outlets are publishing the highlights and reviews of Bolton’s book so I don’t have to spend my money buying the book and padding the coffers of the cowardly lion without a roar, Bolton. His refusal to testify without a subpoena before the Senate and then blaming the House for not impeaching Trump on other charges is yet one more example of the morally compromised chicken hawks and sycophants who raced to Trump after his election.

And then ran away.

Good riddance, I say, to the entire cowardly bunch of them.

November cannot come soon enough.


Sunday, June 14th, 2020

1. When did “unputdownable” become a word?

2. When did US police officers become indistinguishable from members of the US military in war zones?

RIP Larry Kramer 1935 - 2020

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

One of my great honors was to interview Larry Kramer during the early 80s in person in Seattle for one of the gay rags, can’t remember which one.

Kramer’s life brings back lots of memories for me. Those early days of the virus were so scary. No one knew what was happening because it wasn’t talked about or reported on. Kramer was one of the galvanizing voices that rallied us young gay men away from paralyzing fear into action. He saved more lives than he will ever know, both those of us who were sick and dying and those of us who were healthy and devastated.