Wes' Journal -- 1997 (part 1)
From the two
weeks March 19 - April 2, 1997:
From the week March 11 - 18, 1997:
- Sorry the update is a few days late. You
can see below how busy things have been...
- We found out after-the-fact that our
friend Joel Langanke died, so he's now on our Friends and acquaintances of Wes' who have
died page. We also read
that Tom Stoddard died February 12, so he's been added,
- Our friend Ray Davis died Saturday, March
8. He died alone. Alternate reports put it as an accident
and a suicide.
- Tom has new T-count and viral load
results. Check 'em out in our T-cells, viral loads & drug decisions section.
- PC Magazine recently reviewed
search engines and awarded three Editor's Choice awards: Yahoo! was already on our Search Page, so we
added the other two winners, HotBot and Excite. (You can find
us in all three!)
- We went to a seminar on issues to consider
when contemplating returning to work after being on
long-term disability. (There's a growing probability we
may live through this. Better plan now.)
- We took our cat, China, in for her annual
checkup. She was quite pleased. Yes, she's slimmed down
1/10th of a pound. Svelte girl!
- Lots of new links:
- David's Home Page is handy for a couple big reasons:
He runs the the GLBT Youth Resource Directory. He also includes David's Legislative Guide, showing budding & veteran
activists how to track state & federal
legislation online. His site is now on our Gay Links
- Jim & Karl's Home Page is a very personal site by a couple who
live in Atlanta. Really a pleasure to kind of
mosey through. It's new on our Links to Us
- We got e-mail from someone in
Taiwan asking for safer sex information. What a
huge oversight for our AIDS links! So, we've
added The Safer Sex Page to our AIDS Links
page. If nothing else, make sure you see its Safer Sex Guide
- QueerNet, which provides dozens of mailing lists
for the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered
communities, is now on our Gay Links
page. (Note: Many of the lists are
adult-oriented, so discretion may be advised.)
- We've had S.HALL's HIV/AIDS Page-Links on our AIDS Links
page for quite some time. (It really is an
amazing resource if you haven't seen it yet. He's
categorized tons of AIDS-related links to make it
easy to find information.) Now the Cool Site is
in S.HALL's "AIDS related personal
pages" section, so his site has been added
to our Links to Us
page as well.
- Lots of links changes:
- Out magazine closed its
Web site, so it's been pulled off our Gay Links
page. Similarly, the handsome photo album by
David & Jasey seems to have disappeared, so
it was also taken off.
- FYI, Rainbow Resources has an updated URL as reflected on our Links to Us
Advocate has long been
on our Gay Links
page, but we wanted to let everyone know they've
significantly reworked their Internet site.
- Similarly, the Rad Zone
started as a one-page site in January, but has
grown to a tidy collection of AIDS-related links
and original poetry. It's run by Robbie, who is
also the co-founder of the HIV/AIDS Chat Page. (The other co-founder is a Clinical
- Also, we spent a nice Saturday evening
visiting with Wes' friend Jay. Jay was co-chair of the
University Gay Student Organization (which has since
changed its name many times) along with Wes at the University
of Texas in the early '80s.
- And for posterity, Wes & Tom's
Cool Site! passed 9,300 hits on March 9.
From the week February 23 - March 2 -
- We're now part of the PLWA (People Living With AIDS) Ring. Related, we've migrated our AIDS stuff to a
new T-cells, viral loads & drug decisions section.
- This past week was pretty full for Wes:
- He went back to entertain his
sister Genevieve some more during her
post-retinal-surgery recuperation period. She's
doing pretty well, with her visual acuity
starting to come back in that left eye.
- Wes turned 34 on March 1!
- He had his bloodwork drawn 2/28 to
see if he can remain on Viramune (nevirapine). (After having been on it
for a month, we're testing to make sure his viral
load stays undetectible.)
- We still have some wonderful new links to
put up, but we're again going to save them for next week
because we're just pooped: We ran out AOL of server space
(again) and spent quite a lot of time migrating the nose
section (which has those space-hogging nose pictures) to
a server on Netcom.
- And for posterity, Wes & Tom's
Cool Site! passed 9,000 hits on March 3.
From the week February 23 - March 2,
- What's new? On Saturday, March 1, Wes will
turn 34! (For those who keep track of holidays and such,
March 1 is also National Pig Day.)
- In preparation for the birthday, it was
time for Wes to get his driver's license renewed in
person for the first time in eight years. (Four years ago
he was able to renew by mail.) My how things have
changed: Texas now fingerprints you and requires
proof of your Social Security number in order to
renew your license. Hello Big Brother. (The Social
Security number is being collected as part of a system to
help track down people behind in their child support.)
- Wes is headed back to entertain his sister
Genevieve during her post-retinal-surgery recuperation
period. (His last visit was cut short by Mr. Nose.)
- We have some wonderful new links to put
up, but we're going to save them for next week. We were
presented with an interesting question by a student
working on a paper. She posed a question to Wes:
"Let's suppose that you are giving a speech to the
Congress, and you had their undivided attention. What
would you tell them? What would your speech be
about?" Following is how he responded:
I am here today to remind you of why our
government was founded.
Our Founding Fathers, in the Declaration of
Independence, July 4, 1776, wrote:
"We hold these truths to be
self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they
are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable
Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the
pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights,
Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just
powers from the consent of the governed
Our forefathers set up this government to
secure life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for its
citizens -- all of whom would be treated equally. That is the
purpose of this government.
Our government is not fulfilling its
purpose. You, as our representatives, have failed in your
responsibility to us. It is time to correct that.
My mother does not have "life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness." Right now she is crippled
with Multiple Sclerosis, barely able to function. What would
change that? A medicine that costs $10,000 a year.
I am blessed with prescription coverage
from my employer. My life partner, Tom, does not have any
such coverage. If we were married, he would have prescription
coverage through my employer. As you have formed the laws,
all men are not created equal.
My sister Genevieve is flat on her back in
bed recovering from retinal surgery. Was it our government
that provided her with the eye-saving surgery that will help
restore her "life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness?" No, my mother used her meager life savings
to pay for Genevieves operation.
What is the common thread running through
my familys existence? We have a government that has
turned its back on its reason for being. A government that
works for the few at the expense of the many.
Is my family unique? Hardly. The Economic
Policy Institute calculates that fully 31% of total stock
assets are owned by the richest .5% of Americans -- 89% of
stocks are owned by the richest 10%. What about the rest; the
other 90% who have just 11% of the nations wealth?
Ronald Blackwell, a union representative, puts it fairly
clearly: "This is the first recovery in the postwar
period in which wages are still falling in the fifth year of
whats going on here is a
redistribution of income from employees to employers, from
people who work for a living to people who own. And that
makes for social divisions that are going to breed political
movements that compromise the environment within which
businesses exist. Thats what were fighting now.
America is coming apart at the seams, because its
getting so much more difficult to make a living in America by
Blackwells statement rings
particularly true as we hear more and more of the spread of
organized militias which believe our government has lost its
What would help restore faith in our
current government? A return to our Founding Fathers
intent for the government: Fostering equality, life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness.
How do we do this?
First off, in order to hear the voices of
the 90% of Americans who own only 10% of its wealth, we must
have true campaign finance reform. Otherwise you will
continue to primarily represent the minority who have the
money to get you elected.
Second, we must restore and expand our
civil liberties. Too many rights have been eroded in the last
decade or so in the virtuous name of "law and
order." One particularly egregious example is allowing
illegally obtained evidence to be used in court. And then
there are those rights that have never been acknowledged. By
this I specifically name the right of gay and lesbian
citizens to be treated fairly and equally by our government,
though I do not exclude other groups also seeking equal
Third, to promote life and liberty, we must
have universal health care coverage. Without it, people such
as my mother currently confined to her home because
she cannot afford a medicine do not have true freedom.
Without it, people with AIDS who cannot afford protease
inhibitors have no life. The list goes on and on. The United
States is the worlds richest nation, yet the only
developed nation without it. Clearly our government is not
working for all its people.
And last, explicit AIDS education will
provide the unalienable right of Life for our children.
I appreciate your time.
From the week February 17 - 24, 1997:
- Hey! Want something different? Lately
we've mainly been updating with new sites linked to us.
This week we're delving into Wes' Family History archives
to bring you...female mud wrestling!
Yes, it's true. Wes' sister, Susan, was the 1981 Dallas,
Texas' champion female mud wrestler. She won the title --
using her stage name of Amorous Amazona --
shortly after this article came out.
- We got a new housekeeper to replace the
one who quit when he found out we have AIDS. This one is
a gay man. We told him up-front. Not going through that
- We just got word Friday that we're a
featured web site on AOL. We're in the Gay & Lesbian
Community Forum (GLCF, which also goes by the name
"onQ") in the "Home and Family"
section. From there go to the brand new section
"Marriage" and then to "Commited couples
- Wes' visit this past week to entertain his
sister Genevieve during her post-retinal-surgery
recuperation period was cut short when he started
getting...a new sinus infection! Yes ladies
& gentlemen, Mr. Nose was not happy that Mansfield
was re-doing the street in front of Genevieve's house. So
Mr. Nose threw a fit. Which started to involve Wes'
lungs. (Most of this happened overnight.) So Wes was
outta there. He'll go back in about a week. The road
should be done, and Genevieve will still be in her eight
week recovery period.
From the week February 10 - 17, 1997:
- Hey, sorry we're late with this week's
update! Wes' sister had eye surgery last Tuesday
(February 4) and he was busy getting ready to go keep her
entertained during her recuperation.
Details of the surgery:
For those who recall, Genevieve's vision started to suck
over Christmas. (FYI, Wes just retroactively gave her a
name change in all references on the site. You'll
understand when you read his rant about her ex.) She went
to the doctor and found out that she had a blood vessel
growing through her retina. To fix it, last week she flew
from Ft. Worth to a specialist in St. Louis. He detached
her retina in order for the blood vessel to ease its way
back out, then got rid of the blood vessel. Things went
pretty well. Afterward, the doctor placed a
"bubble" in her eye to hold the retina in place
while things healed. (That bubble thing is pretty neat,
- Wanna hear what's happened since "Wes
& Tom's Cool Site" was in the Wednesday, January
29 USA Today?
- Priscilla-wise, Wes didn't tell
anyone to tell her about the article, so nothing
on that front has changed. (To bring you up to
date, Priscilla has continued to be a pill. Her
youngest son got married February 2. Keeping with
the flow, Wes' step-mother [who had leaned toward
Priscilla's viewpoint] was invited but his father
was not. It would have been a "moment"
for someone to mention the article at her son's
- In other family news, Wes received
e-mail from his former brother-in-law Fred asking that Wes also give his nephew a
pseudonym on the site. The request itself was
reasonable. But getting e-mail from Fred irked
Wes, since Fred has been such a butt to Genevieve
(his ex) and her son "Michael." Yes, it
was the thing that finally pissed Wes
off. Not the fact that Fred had sex with Wes when
Wes was 16. (His revelation of this to Genevieve
many years later is what finally prompted
Genevieve to divorce him.) Not that he had an
affair while married to Genevieve. Not that he
made passes at Wes' other sister. Not that he
didn't keep his half of the divorce agreement
about back taxes. Not that he's behind in child
support. Nope, just a little e-mail.
- We did have some sad fallout from
our housekeeper: We've had the same housekeeper
(four hours once a week) for over 3 years -- ever
since shortly after we moved into our house
together. His name is Thong, a wonderful
Vietnamese man who is probably in his late 50s.
(Houston has a large Vietnamese population -- the
largest concentration outside of Vietnam.)
Straight married man. Speaks little English.
Extremely trustworthy. We'd found him through a
friend (also gay) who had already been using him
had both been on full disability since before
Thong started with us. We'd get up every Friday
when he'd arrive and start our day. Wes' day
often started with sorting pills, dumping 40 or
so onto a napkin and culling out which ones to
take with breakfast. (This is about 20 pills,
since he takes all his once-a-day pills in the
morning). Frequently, Wes would go upstairs and
go back to bed to get more rest. Occasionally
he'd have a doctor's appointment to go to.
When Wes gave Thong the USA
Today article last Friday, he was excited for us
and took it home to read.
Thong called Wednesday and
asked if he could come by and talk. We figured he
wanted to ask for a raise, since he hadn't asked
for one since he started working for us. But that
wasn't it at all: Turns out that when he read the
article it was the first he realized our HIV
status. And he was scared.
[Now as a side note, both of us
are very conscious of our responsibility and
would never put someone in a situation where they
could possibly be at risk of exposure from us.
(We won't let people draw our blood without
gloves, we make sure the dentist & dental
hygienist are wearing their face masks when
they're going to work in our mouths, etc.) But
generally the only time we bring up our HIV
status is if someone asks "What do you
do?" We didn't mention it to Thong as there
was no risk to him. (The only thing remotely
hazardous around here is our used needles from
our B12 injections, and we use a sharps container
for those.) We suspect we also wanted Thong to
get to know us, and vice versa. Over time, we
both figured that Thong knew that we were both
No, ever since he read the
article last Friday night, he said he's been
afraid that he has AIDS. (In retrospect, it's
important to remember that Thong lives in a
Vietnamese-speaking household and must be pretty
isolated from AIDS information.) We sat at the
table so sad and shocked. We assured him he
couldn't get it from us. Then we explained that
the only way to get HIV is from someone's blood,
sexual fluids, or a shared needle. He had no risk
from us. (We also offered to pay for one of those
anonymous HIV tests that they sell in Texas
pharmacies if that would help him put his mind at
ease.) He said he understood -- but that he was
afraid anyway. Then, in his always-polite
demeanor, he said "I need to ask not to work
for you any more." After a brief pause, he
shook our hands and was off.
Wes was crushed. We went
upstairs to smoke and Wes just cried. All of a
sudden, we frightened someone who has known us
for years -- so much so that he didn't want to be
around us anymore.
It really helped going to an
HIV+ AA meeting Friday the 7th. Wes brought up
"fear" as a topic and explained what
had happend with Thong. People reminded us how
spooky it was the first time a friend said they
had AIDS. How though we loved the person we were
really scared. Afraid to drink out of their
glasses and stuff. And that though we (as a group
of gay men) generally went through that process
years ago, Tom and I were probably Thong's very
first. And that next time Thong meets someone
HIV+ it may be a little easier, as things get
easier with experience.
- We got lots of nice feedback and
- Wes' January 28th bloodwork was fine --
normal electrolytes and blood sugar levels. That meant it
appears that Crixivan's dosing is indeed the cause of his
fatigue, so he was cleared to start Viramune (nevirapine) on Tuesday February 4. (Note:
We've had friends who've gotten a lot of energy after
starting Crixivan. Wes was not one of them, however.
Instead, though his bloodwork improved, the dosing
regimin wore him out.) Similarly, Tom went on Viramune
the week before. (We wanted to make a change since Tom's
viral load -- while low -- was still detectible.)
Phillips' Home Page! is a cool
addition to our Links to Us area.
Caitlin is 17 and has "what you would call a
non-traditional family. I live with my Dad, his partner
Rich, and my two younger brothers Logan (15) and Brennan
(13)... We have all lived together since 1983. That was
when my mom died, and my dad moved us all from Chicago to
San Francisco. About 2 months after we got to S.F., my
dad met Rich, and they fell in love and we all moved in
together. Of course, I don't remember any of this, I was
only 3, and my brothers were babies (g)."
- GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against
Defamation) mentioned USA Today's coverage in a media
roundup. (Wes really likes GLAAD. They stay on the ball
for homophobic references in the media -- and for
positive references as well. Neat group.)
- We hit 7,707 unique visitors as of
February 10. (This is still a pretty amazing rate,
boosted by the mention in USA Today. February 1 it was
From the week February 1 - 8, 1997:
- The BIG news was "Wes & Tom's
Cool Site" was in the Wednesday, January 29 USA Today. What can we
say? We're thrilled! To top it off, it was a sunny day
and squirrels were playing in the grass outside. It just
doesn't get any better than this!
- Wes had a doctor appointment January 28th
where he discussed changing medications with his doctor.
(He's exhausted, seemingly by the demanding dosing
schedule required by his protease inhibitor, Crixivantm.
She is agreeing to the changes if tests of his
electrolytes and blood sugar levels don't turn up a
potential different source of the fatigue.)
- We added a new guestbook to our Guestbook! page on the
26th. (LPage was down all of the previous weekend, and we
were frustrated with it being so unreliable.)
- We changed our preferred e-mail address
(We still have the AOL account, we just like Netscape's
"Address Book" feature better than AOL's.)
- We have two new additions in our Links to Us section:
- Rainbow Resources has a whole lot of areas: lifestyle,
politics, AIDS, campus life, news and
publications, travel, (Usenet) newsgroups,
lesbian links, travel, businesses -- plus
"the ManPics Directory." Hmm.
Central Gay Directory
has a lot of AIDS resource links, a
"community speaks" (chat) area, and a
"marketplace" section with rentals
(primarily SFO) & personals. (Isn't this
weird: The site above has "ManPics" but
this site has two pages of legaleze. Go figure.)
- We hit 6,876 unique visitors as of
February 1. (Pretty amazing. Normally 100-200 different
people drop by in a week. This week, with the mention in
USA Today, we had about 900.)
From the week January 25 - February 1,
- Hot off the presses! Yes, it's Wes'
January 15 bloodwork results. Check 'em out on our T-counts and viral loads pages.
- Wes' mom came to visit for three days. She
sent Tom flowers afterward for being such a wonderful
host. (He made some very yummy dinners, for example.)
- We hit 5,948 unique visitors as of January
From the week January 19 - 26, 1997:
- Here's the update on last week's health
- Wes' hair pain (it would
more precisely be described as
"scalp-hypersensitivity" -- but
"hair pain" captures the essence
better) shifted from the right side to the left.
That meant that it wasn't shingles after all.
Then it shifted to the top-back of his neck.
Welcome to our mystery!
- Tom's bronchitis cleared up, but
then we realized he also had a sinus infection.
It is now better, but not yet well.
- Wes' sister Genevieve now has her
pull-the-blood-vessel-back eye surgery scheduled
for the 4thof February. She will be recuperating
for eight weeks afterward, and has asked
Wes to come keep her amused.
- We have four additions to our Links to Us page this
- Ali's Place is
run by a 15-year old Texan girl who is brave
enough to put her own poetry on her site.
- Binet Atlanta Home Page is the site for an Atlanta-area
"social/political support group of bisexuals
and bi-friendly individuals who promote a diverse
set of alternative lifestyles."
- The Rad Zone
is a just-begun (1/97) Aussie site run by the
live-in nurse/caretaker of a man with AIDS.
- one Misfit's home page is run by an HIV+ artist who works on
both a comic book and a novel in his spare time.
(Don't be scared by his Charles Manson-ish self
drawings: He says it's very difficult to draw
himself smiling because it's hard to hold a smile
very long.) One of the main features is years
and years of journals. (FYI, Misfit
is the person who referred Shawn Decker to my
site.) Also, check out his Invitation to a Celebration page.
go-through-all-our-boxes-and-toss-stuff project is nearly
- We hit 5,790 unique visitors as of January
19. And 40 links. (We're pretty amazed, in a fun way!)
From the week January 11 - 18, 1997:
- We won another award! This one is from Furball
The Great: Content is King.
"To be selected as a winner and receive one of the
coveted Furball badges of honor, a site has to be
'...exceptional in content and promote a just and
sustainable planet.'" The Letter Wars is in the
section on Furball's Awards page.
- We have several additions to our Links to Us page this
- nightcrawler's home is a visually striking site based in
Sweden. Mike Kazarnowicz, the Webmaster, has also
started the Youth Ring for
sites run by people up to age 25.
-KC.com includes a
small-but-growing list of U.S.-based Web sites, a
chat feature and personals ads, and a weekly
magazine for the Kansas City area.
- PlanetOut is a
well-funded (through venture capital, no less)
site aimed at the gay market. Chat, politics,
reference, people, shopping -- it's here.
- It has been a busy week for health things:
- Tom came down with bronchitis the
- Wes' hair hurt. Yes, you
read right. His hair. The wind would
blow through it and -- ouch! Turns out he had a
case of shingles coming on. (Oh poor baby!)
Aggressive Zovirax/acyclovir seems to be clearing
- But hair hurting wasn't the
weirdest health thing. No, the award for "Oooh,
That's Really Weird" goes to Wes'
sister Genevieve. What could it be? you may
wonder. She started going blind in her left eye
Friday the 3rd. Apparently, it's a long-delayed
result of having had fungal pneumonia (most
pneumonia is bacterial) 15 years or so ago: The
fungal spores (which travel through the entire
body) left some tiny holes in her retina. (We
never knew this until she saw the doctor about
her vision Monday the 6th>) A blood vessel had
started to grow through one of the spore holes,
causing the vision blockage. There are two
options for her: The best is to have the blood
vessel pulled back through the hole in the retina
and hope it doesn't grow back through. The second
best is to close the holes with a laser. (That
way is not as preferable because it damages the
blood vessels in the process and definitely
results in some loss of vision.) We opted for the
surgery most likely to retain her vision. But, we
can't yet schedule her pull-the-blood-vessel-back
surgery yet, as the blood vessel itself is too
tiny. Yes, if the surgery were attempted today,
the thin blood vessel might break off and cause a
severe "floater." Nope, gotta wait
until it's bigger. She has a followup appointment
Friday the 24th to see if surgery can be
- Wait! There's more! What more could
those boys possibly be up to? Well, what would you
do if you were sick at home? Yes, Wes and Tom started
going through their old files and tossing most stuff over
6 years old. (That's how long Money magazine
recommends keeping many records.) But, since we've had a
friend who had his credit identity stolen (which was a major
hassle for him to straighten out), we're doing it the
safe way: We're shredding anything with an account number
on it. Pretty cool, huh?!
- We hit 5,700 unique visitors as of January
From the week January 4, 1997 - January
- As reported late 12/31, Tom's mom did not
have to have heart surgery after all. And we're happy for
that. (She is 75 and rather frail, after all.) The
interesting thing to come out of the expected surgery was
this: A couple of days before the surgery, Tom's mother
called. (They've been speaking daily since the surgery
was announced.) She asked to speak to Wes. During that
call, she thanked Wes for looking after Tom. : ) She also
asked Wes to drive with Tom because "he's been under
a lot of pressure" with her health problems. That
Plans changed the day
before the surgery. She told Tom that she loves Wes, but
said "we live in a small town." Would he mind
asking Wes to not come up with him -- since there would
be people who don't know she has a gay son? Poor Tom was
mortified: How would Wes take this, the year after his
close family went to great lengths to keep Tom included
in a larger family gathering? He was also angry at the
unequal treatment given to their relationship compared to
any others. Why was his wonderful "husband" not
invited when his sister's sometimes-jerky husband was
automatically included? It wasn't fair. His mother wasn't
happy either, being very concerned her altered request
would hurt Wes' feelings.
Wes thought "Mom's" decision
made lots of sense. Given the amount of crap generated by
some people's reaction to Tom at Wes' family reunion, Wes
understood. He called Tom's mother back so she would know
first-hand how he felt. "I know how people talk.
I've been to small towns. It doesn't hurt my feelings at
all if you want to avoid that added burden when you're
already having the stress of a major operation. I
understand." She was very relieved.
- As promised last week, we moved the awards
to their own Awards page so that
the main page would load faster.
From the week December 28, 1996 -
January 4, 1997:
- We both went to visit our respective
families, spread out across Texas (600+ miles of driving,
each), for Christmas. At his home, Tom learned that his
mother -- who was pretty sick starting about two months
ago (and that sickness lasted a long month) -- needs open
heart surgery. Her need worsened while he was there. So,
on 12/26 things got scheduled: She's having a heart
catheterization on Monday 12/30. Depending on the
results, she'll have the surgery to replace her left
ventricular valve the next day, on New Year's Eve.
Update 12/31: The heart catheterization showed that the
earlier echocardiogram was incorrect -- she does not need
surgery. We're happy.
got a new award! It's Beverly's Gold Seal Award for
"people who spend hours and hours every week making
a homepage that people will really enjoying
- We've added a new page called How much does all this cost? It's a recap of Wes' medication and doctor
costs, compiled at the request of our friend Katrina.
- Tom was very intrepid for our cat, China,
who was going to be alone almost a week while we were
gone: We had a cold snap coming, so he put a kitty door
on the garage. And set her blankies in there. Plus put a
heating pad under them. And set night lights near her
food and her new door so she could see her way around.
Then he put the heating pad and the night lights on a
timer. She's a very loved girl!
- Our cyber-bud Shawn
Decker is the cover man for the
December/January Poz magazine. And he
looks quite dashing if I do say so myself. (And I just
- The results of Wes' CT scan of his
sinusses showed his infection was almost all gone.
- We have two cool additions on our Links to Us page for
- Kim's Marrow Links and Other Fun Stuff. Kim and Wes have been cyberpals for a
month or so -- she's really fun! Her site is not
only pretty (and fun -- check out the kids and
Disney links), but also encourages bone marrow
transplants for cancer/leukemia recovery. While
you're there, you must check out her link to her
friend Mike's Marrow Donor Story. (He donated oodles of bone marrow and
describes it in detail -- including the
incredibly fulfilling feeling he got.)
Place © Online Magazine
"the first online magazine for the
International Gay and Lesbian community" is
a slick site. "Our goal is a quarterly
publication beginning with a January issue. News
updates will be weekly."
- We've deleted the "Couples on the
Net" section on our Gay Links page. When
we originally put it there, we thought it was cute. Then
it occurred to us that some might infer that we somehow
felt couples were better than singles. Since that's not
the case -- and since Berkeley's list of people out on the 'Net is so much more comprehensive -- we removed it.
- We also moved most sites that have linked
to us solely to the Links to Us page to
- FYI, next week we'll be moving all the
awards to a separate page to speed up the loading of this
page for people with slow connections -- which is anybody
on a busy Internet traffic night!
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