Montreal Simon: Amy Krouse Rosenthal and the Power of Love

I don't know how many times I've heard a dying person say, " I'm glad I'm going first because I can't imagine living without my beloved husband/wife/companion." Which although it's exactly how I feel, always makes me feel a little guilty or wonder whether I'm being a bit selfish. So I give thanks for the life of ...

My journey with AIDS…and more!: Reprise: A human wreck at ‘Wreck Beach’

It was my first visit to the west coast, that summer of 1996, and – given my fragile health – I was determined to make it the trip of a lifetime. I would fly to Vancouver and then take the train across Canada to return home. My purpose in being out there was to attend ...

Montreal Simon: Mourning the Death of an Old Friend

It's been almost a week since I last blogged, and since I left so abruptly some of you have been wondering where I went.And no doubt some may have feared that I had reread my last post, taken a second look at the burning horror of Harperland.And decided to get the hell out of here, ...