Freelance Writer and Published Non-Fiction Author
Three volumes in the series "LGBTQ Life" for Mason Crest Publishers.
LGBTQ Without Borders: International Life
You Are Not Alone: Finding Your LGBTQ Community
Body and Mind: LGBTQ Health Issues.
The Future of Solar Power
As of the end of 2020, solar power continues to be a relatively small portion of the energy supply of the United States. Just under 3% of the country’s power comes from the sun. Now, before the naysayers dismiss the industry as insignificant, let’s point out the fact that solar was under 1% just four short years previous. The direction and speed of change are undeniable. I refuse to say “the future of solar power is bright” because that’s hokey, but well… it’s kind of true.Read More
Internet Fact-checking 101
This isn’t exactly the Information Age we were promised. Instead of a bottomless well of the wisdom of the ages, we find ourselves wading through a swamp of misinformation and ignorance. Maybe we should be calling it the Misinformation Age.
In the Misinformation Age, distinguishing between fact and fiction is an essential skill. We should teach fact-checking in schools. For all the talk about “fake news,” very little guidance on how to sift through what we are reading and hearing is available. In the Misinformation Age, we have to take it upon ourselves to check the info we are consuming.Read More
Community, At Its Best
The building is gray and covered in graffiti – a quintessential fading communist-era structure. There’s a sign over the door that leads downstairs into a basement club. It’s dark and hazy with cigarette smoke. The music is loud: techno and dance remixes of pop songs, like just about any gay club anywhere. The bar is lit by colored lights in Absolut bottles hanging from the ceiling. Beyond is the dance floor with spinning spotlights and beyond that a lounge. And here, in the dark, in the smoke, in the basement, no one cares that you’re different.Read More