pride month

this weekend
nyc
celebrates with the annual
 pride parade


people of every gender 
come together to celebrate 
their right to be who they are



nyc has the aids memorial on west 12 street
a short walk from the first us monument to gay rights
christopher park
 across from stonewall bar
where riots in 1969 sparked the gay right movement


statues by george segal
are its centerpiece


a reminder that love knows no gender


i am still here


if you know me
 you know
 i have had sinus issues 
forever

more recently 
i had several dental surgeries
they all failed 
because
 wait
 for
 it

sinus issues

a ct scan showed there was a rogue polyp in my sinus
 that has been interfering with the dental stuff
damn that polyp

on tuesday the polyp was removed
be gone damn polyp

severe headaches ensued
but thankfully
they've receded

hooray

hopeful that once this mess is all healed
 the dental fixes will work
and
 then 
i will have a big smile to share

meanwhile
thats me
taken by my friend amy

the area surrounding the construction on WTC#2
has been decorated jazzed up 
its looking a lot like bushwick 
really fun photo ops

lots to see 
go check it out