Facing Mortality Head-On

Contemplating the End Letting go and facing mortality head-on by Hank Trout For a handful of months now, I’ve been contemplating a decision that I know many...

America the Disgusting

America the Disgusting A post-election reflection by Hank Trout It’s 8:31 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. In sixty-eight years, I have never been so disgusted by my...

For Some of Us, Social Isolation Is Nothing New

Be the Light at Tunnel's End For Some of Us, Social Isolation Is Nothing New by Hank Trout Here in San Francisco, as I write this, we...

Losing My Religion

Losing My Religion How Many Times Can You Condemn Me to Hell? by Hank Trout I just watched the “1980s: Underground” episode of the FX Network’s series...

Revisit the Past—Just Don’t Wallow in It

Revisit the Past Just Don't Wallow in It by Hank Trout As I sat in the sun in my wheelchair earlier, plotting what I was going to...

It’s Never Just HIV

It's Never Just HIV HIV Leads the Parade of Several Debilitating Conditions by Hank Trout As I write this, I am in the foulest mood I can...

The Tornado Has Returned

The Tornado Has Returned Time Passes, But Often Pandemic Responses Remain the Same by Hank Trout The 1980s were one long violent tornado. Those were the first words...

Hands Off Medicare Part D

Hands Off Medicare Part D Proposed changes to access to lifesaving meds would have killed us by Hank Trout Last month, I filmed a PSA about the...

Pride In Spite of It All

For the first time in the thirty-eight years since I moved to San Francisco in 1980, I didn’t attend the Pride Parade and Celebration...

Thanks to Whom?

When people discover that I have been a committed atheist since the age of nine (blame Methodist Sunday “Bible School”), they often ask, “Well,...

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One Heartland Hosts Hybrid Holiday in the Heartland

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