Marriage…

On the 6th December 2006 I entered into a civil partnership with Simon.  It was about a year after the UK made such an option open to us.  I encountered the immigration officer years later as I became an immigration advocate in the UK.  He indicated to me that my proposed civil partnership visa was the first […]

20 Year High School Reunion

Well, the other week I attended my 20 Year High School Reunion.  First was the shock and horror realising that I graduated High School over 20 years ago.  Then was the realisation that I felt a compelling need to go back.  It was going to be a strange, because my two closest friends when I […]

Surrogacy…

While this might be a controversial topic for some, a gay couple considering surrogacy, for Simon and myself it has become a realistic proposition.  This weekend we attended the Alternative Families Show 2011 in London.  It was quite informative and insightful.  It also was great to find out we were not alone and that there is a […]

In Memory…

Ten years on and I still remember that day very well.  I was working in Dublin, at a client site, looking down onto College Green.  It happened that there were two other American’s in the office with me, my boss and a peer of mine.  It was just another day.  At some point, my peer […]

Socialised Medicine…

As I posted before, I had an accident when I was away in Canada on holiday.  As an American living in the UK, I had always been stigmatised since I was young that “socialised medicine” was a bad thing, so it was with a bit of trepidation that upon my return to the UK I […]

News of the World

I often find myself questioning the collective wisdom of the UK.  The situations with the News of the World is one such moment. The shock and disdane that the public is expounding, admittedly whipped into a fury by the very same journalistic “integrity” that NoW traded in, are shocked and horrified that the tabloid newspaper […]