United for the Cure

As we were going to press on this issue I decided to scrap a Frontdesk essay that I was fond of for one that might not be as well written but is certainly more timely.

Still at Risk

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Still at Risk July isn’t just another month on the AIDS awareness calendar; it’s the month we’ve all been looking forward to for...

Defense of America

Frontdesk by David Waggoner July is the month of our nation’s birthday—almost every American knows that. But do they know that more Americans than ever...

What Are Words For

Now and again I come undone trying to write this letter to the reader. Very familiar with my writer’s block, my managing editor emailed...

Versed in Adversity

As we look to the fall and all the educational responsibilities of raising literate children (in my case grandchildren) in an age that favors...

Talk That Talk

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Talk That Talk Since the beginning of the epidemic—as it was first reported by The New York Times on July 3, 1981—the...

AIDS Is Not a Metaphor

Flesh & Blood by David Waggoner For hundreds of years, many immigrants have come to our shores in search of a better life. A better life...

Lights, Camera, Activism!

"Just the Two of Us” is a song performed by Grover Washington, Jr., and the latest inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of...

Work Ethic

Jokes about the current administration are coming left and right, from Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah, but while comedy can ease the anxiety that...

All in the Family

Frontdesk by David Waggoner November is a month when we have to decide to which candidates we give our votes. Sometimes, as we all know, we...

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