Thank you Ryan ...

Epilogue …

Last week’s chapter brought us face to face with the reality of AIDS at the end of 1982. Like today, there was no cure. Unlike today, there wasn’t even a treatment regimen. Indeed, even the cause of the disease, what we now call HIV, was unknown. Nor was there a test to determine whether you…

They say follow the light ...

Chapter 32 …

Last week took us from October into December and close to the Christmas holidays. Some positive things happened along the way. After a long discussion in which Mark shared his fears with Jeff about the possibility of infecting Leo with AIDS, they finally agreed this was something he needed to discuss with Leo so that…

Am I annoyed? Just a little ...

Site Update and Advisory …

This post is here because I was having problems getting the Firefox web browser to render the Gallery here correctly after updating it. What made it especially frustrating is that the Gallery at my main site, The Café Palermo, was rendering correctly after the update and that both galleries also rendered correctly in several other…

Happy New Year . . .

So here we are again! We’ve made it through another year and hopefully it was a good one for you and your loved ones. Each new year brings uncertainly and challenges with it and that will surely be the case for me in 2017. But that’s for another post. For now let’s just say that…

Chapter 31 …

Last week’s chapter recapped much of Parts I through III of the story and added some new material that better explained what happened to Jimmy after he left Jeff and moved to New York with Bobbie and Charles. Young, uneducated but good looking, he ended up dependent on others for survival. Being young and good-looking…

Chapter 30 …

After having lunch with Tommy, Jeff returned to his office at the end of last week’s chapter and found a message waiting for him from Tim. He and Susan met with Tim later that afternoon and learned that Tim’s boss, Congressman Henry Wellman, had talked to Congressman Bresnahan earlier in the day and agreed to…