Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The New Gay Teenager

Thanks for your kind comments, Steve. I'm looking forward to many more years of thoughtful and stimulating discussions. And on that note, I'd like to call everyone's attention to a recent "Pride" article by Kenji Yoshino (author of Covering, a book we all liked) on the new gay teenager, the older gay community, and the surrounding homophobia in which we all live. "They're Queer, And They Don't Need Us ... Or Do They?" appeared recently in The Advocate. Note his praise for Ritch C. Savin-Williams' The New Gay Teenager. I think we should put this book on our next reading list.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Greetings from your new facilitator (aka benevolent despot)! :-)

Greetings, fellow Bookmen. I want to thank Tim Walton for the great job he's done in leading meetings and keeping us organized for the past three years. He will be a tough act to follow, but with his help--and yours--I'll do my best. (I'm delighted to report that he will remain active in the group.)

As I hope all of you already realize, last night was our last Tuesday meeting, for which we had a good turnout and a lively discussion. From now on, we'll meet on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, but still at the same venue and still following the current list of titles. Thus, our summer meetings will now be on July 2 and 16 and August 6 and 20.

Looking ahead: Our current reading list runs out in September, so I'll soon be putting out a call for recommendations and then tabulating your votes. Stay tuned...:-)

Hope to see you soon!

Steve Honley