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Are YOU an American?… and Other Updates

Marcus and Mason – Idyllwild, CA – 2005

Hey folks, I sure hope all here in the U.S. enjoy the wonderful holiday tomorrow.  To mark the occasion, both Bilerico Project and Huffington Post are running a piece of mine I wrote last year, “I am a Mother-F–ckin’ American”.  I’m proud to note that since its original publication, which included mentioned of President Obama, I’ve been able to remove him from the list of “non-Americans,” due to his recent stance on marriage equality, efforts in increasing healthcare availability, and so much more.  Great job, Mr. President–can’t wait to see what else you’ll do to make this country even better.

I’m also thankful for my pal, Jeff Ballam, who was inspired by a piece I wrote last week, “Am I a Slut or a Prude?“, which prompted him to examine his own life.  He’s done so in a new blog post.  He’s got a new book coming out soon, and I wish him the very best.

The kids are in full summer mode, and very soon we’ll be heading out for a much-needed family vacation to Boston and Provincetown, which makes it even odder still that I’m now in the middle of writing holiday-themed short stories, for a new collection I hope to have completed for the winter!

I continue to receive many wonderful notes and reviews from readers of Songs, and for that I am truly grateful.  It was a labor of love, and I’m glad it has resonated with so many!

Enjoy your 4th,


3 Responses

  1. Kergan, I enjoy your blog, especially this one. I’m glad you shared with my friend Jeff Ballam and gave him a lift in spirits. Have a very happy 4th of July, vacation back east, and above all, enjoy the boys, spoil them, and make more happy memories. Love to see summer fun pic’s of Marcus and Mason.

    July 3, 2012 at 5:07 pm

  2. Bill Richardson

    Ironic thatI am about to celebrate US Independence day in Paris. No holiday here, just day 3 of a grueling 4-day training course. Still, there are certainly worse places to be!

    July 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm

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