This month has been a series of work deadlines and personal developments - mixed with a stubborn bug that stayed with me for most of February. This explains my lack of entries - since when I would finally find some free time, I used it to sleep.
But there has been some incredible developments, in regards to this website! As you know, I have met a new friend who is working on his thesis - which happens to involve much of the gay nightlife scene in the 1970s and 1980s. Together we've compared notes and have helped each other in various ways.
The other big news is that - thanks to the magic of the internet - I heard from Hunter's mother after 15 years or so. Her son stumbled upon my posts of Hunter and sent them over to her. Naturally, reading my posts was quite an emotional experience for her, as it was for me to compose them ... but it was so exciting to read an email from Ahavia and then to come home from a long day of work and hear a voicemail from her on my phone. She sounds as warm as always and we're planning to meet up for lunch sometime soon! It will be so good to see her again after all these years.
Another cool thing was that I have connected with Scott Briefer, who was the creator of The FUNhouse, which was a wonderful queer cultural center in SF a decade or so ago. Turns out that Scott was a good friend with Aaron Fricke, the author of "Reflections of a Rock Lobster", which this blog is named for.
We had a wonderful back-n-forth chat about the past, its people and its power. Both of us came away with some new energy and it was great to connect with someone that has been involved with the queer cultural scene for as long as myself.
So - myself. There are still plenty of stories to share... I'm still deep in the 80s with memories and I will post again later today. But, I just wanted to give those that care, an update as to what's been going on in my world the past 30 days.
Back shortly :)