I am SO ready to sweep 2017 into the dustbin. What a horrible year…the results of the election, a new low every frigging day since that disgraceful thing who’s trying to pass as president took office. It’s no fun being an American right now–whether you live in the U.S. or abroad. I am SO ready for 2018!

Libby and I moved three times last year…out of our house in Santa Fe, out of our apartment in Malmö, Sweden, and into our apartment in Singapore. Even for us, a couple whose spent our life together moving around, that was way too much. It’s a damn good thing i’m healthy again.

I cannot WAIT until the midterm elections in 2018. I’m hoping the Repugs are going to get their collective asses kicked. I’m also hoping Robert Mueller is going to produce impeachable evidence, though the thought of Pence, Paul Ryan or Orrin Hatch disgusts me, but not as much as Trump disgusts me.

I’m looking forward to the release, on January 16th, of my dear Krista Suh’s (the creator of the Pussyhat) book, DIY Rules for a WTF World.

I’m also looking forward to finding a way to getting a long term visa for Singapore. This whole not being recognized officially as a married couple is getting on my last nerve.

2018 is the year Libby and I will celebrate our 30th anniversary. There are no words to describe how wonderful it feels to be able to say that. When we threw in our lot together we didn’t know any other gay or lesbian couple who’d been together very long. One of the joys of 2017 was having Telaina Eriksen ask me to contribute to her book “Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child.” If you haven’t already, please buy this important book.

Another joy of 2017 was having my story “Health 520” published in Tiferet. Thanks to Gayle Brandeis for accepting it.

As Libby and I close out the year with her mother, Barbara, who’s been with us for the last month, we want to wish you and yours a happy, healthy and non-Repug New Year!