This is the beginning of an archive of Eastern Standard Time columns that appeared in The Washington Blade from 1987 to 1995. The older columns, alas, will have to be re-typed from the print versions: Those five-and-a-half-inch floppy disks aren't much good to me now.
Several Eastern Standard Time columns were set at Camp Windsor Hill, in Maine:
- They Will Not Come Out Until They're Ready To (1987): G. Hiroshima gets some unhelpful fashion advice from his mother.
- "Looky-loo" at The Numbers: An L.A. Story (March, 1988): The oft-told tale of my 30th birthday.
- Harold? Is That You? (1989): The boy dancer was not living out a tragedy.
- Learning One Little Bit at a Time (February, 1990): I never meant to be confessor to your old lovers -- or chronicler of your considerable mythology, for that matter.
- The Things I Miss Surprise Me (April, 1991): Four days after the Philadelphia trip, we broke up.
- Shades of One Color at Rehoboth (Summer, 1991): I'd rather see a guy whose muscles came from playing softball and mowing the lawn. A man who's real, for God's sake.
- It Was a Lot More Complicated for Me (December, 1991): One of you tricked with Luke Thanksgiving night while I tossed and turned on the sofa.
- Collaborating With the Enemy (January, 1992): Is it not enough to be out to everyone you meet, to support the gay causes you want to support, to live your life in a way you think sets a good example?
- "Certainly Date -- Anybody, Everybody!" (February, 1992): Advice for the lovelorn.
- More Reasons to Celebrate Pride (June, 1992): A trip to New York was an eye-opener right before Pride Day.
- License to Mourn (October, 1992): I always pooh-poohed people who talked about things like "finding closure," but once again it turns out I've been wrong.
- God's Blessings Are Yours (January, 1993): My little brother got "the accounting card" this year -- the nonreligious Christmas card my father sends to his accounting clients. I got the card about Jesus.
- Trying to Get Away From Tragedy (April, 1993): By now I know to expect that after one of my friends dies I'll keep thinking I see him.
- On Lou's Dairy Farm, a Night at the Opera (July, 1993): Most people in the audience seemed unaware that they'd have been home watching Married With Children reruns if so many Gay people hadn't worked long and hard staging that night's opera.
- How Many Hearts Have You Broken This Summer? (October, 1993): Two hours and two photo ops later -- the pictures will prove I did this, had a real adventure -- we roll into Monterey.
- Rule No. 1: Men Are Pigs (November, 1993): We're hard-wired to be pigs -- so that our genes will prosper in the global competition for resources. Mr. Darwin, meet my ex.
- The "Just Friends" Talk (February, 1994): The nicer he tries to be, the stupider you feel.
- The Teachers' Tale (June, 1995): Miss Rost and Miss Collins must have known I was queer even before I did.
- Welcome to the Talking-Bird Farm (July, 1995): You can become butch or femme, drag queen or gym bunny, opera buff or leather daddy, or anything in between. This is harder than it sounds.
- It Was Becoming Quite a Party (August, 1997): G. Hiroshima's 40th-birthday celebration was more than any of us had bargained for.
Lastly, you can read the openings of three columns that were never completed.
- Hungry Horse, Sleepy Horsie (undated): j-with-a-small-"j" visits Bonney Point -- "We came, we saw, we shopped a little." (Added August 15, 1998)
- Aunt Judi Explains It All to You: (August 1991): A big crowd was at the lake that year, and you could hardly tell the players without Aunt Judi's program.
- The Night the Bear Came (undated): Sometimes visiting the lake is a test of your manhood. (Added August 15, 1998)
- Asking Dr. Science (September, 1992): Dr. Science and the Science Cadet learn about overflow drains -- the hard way.