I apologize for the light blogging of late. Before leaving L.A. just over two weeks ago, I thought I would have time to blog on a trip which included four days of classes, a drive to Colorado to spend some time with my Dad and celebrate his birthday with him and a visit to the home of a straight Mormon friend in the Beehive State. I may blog on that latter visit later. Now that I’m back in the City of Angels, I should be able to blog regularly again.
Ever loving to drive across this beautiful land of ours, particularly the western states, I took the long route home from Utah, driving across the beautiful southern region of the state and overnighting in enchanted Sedona, Arizona. WOW! That part of the Grand Canyon State is as beautiful as Zion–one of my favorite national parks, stunning red rock cliffs, mesas and mountains, some like the crumbling ruins of long-forgotten civilizations. And the colors, not just that rich redness of the rock, but the contrast of that red with the colors around it. Those red cliffs set against the blue skies and highlighted by the various shades of green of trees and other foliage. And then in the evening, declining light darkens the hills, creating unusual hues of black and gray.
I still have not gotten through all my e-mail and I also need to collect my notes, ideas and thoughts that have crossed my mind in recent days. I hope to be back up to speed by early next week with commentary on the Katrina catastrophe and the Governor’s veto of the same-sex marriage bill in the Golden State–and to the reaction of the media to both — and of the gay community to the latter.
And I’m eager to hear from y’all, to read thoughtful comments to our posts as I continue the great conversation as help Bruce (and other gay conservative bloggers) remind the world that the gay community is not an intellectual monolith. Finally, let me salute my blog-league (a bit belatedly) on his first blogiversary and express once again my thanks to him for inviting me to join him here, on this, the most free-thinking of gay blogs.
-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com