10 Things I Loved About Portland

In order of no order.

  • Jamie’s wedding

  • garden brunch with Kari’s parents at Kari’s childhood home

  • quality time with Saph and Jeremy

  • Gay Running Club

  • Powell’s Books

  • the bronze tree in the Beverly Cleary Children’s Library

  • Scandals

  • the real tree across the street from our hotel

  • the fact that there’s a street named after Harvey Milk

  • Petunia's Pies & Pastries

Don’t Settle Down

A friend of mine is getting hitched on a mountain in Oregon this weekend and yesterday her mom emailed me a request for “one or two pearls of wisdom you might have for the newly weds”. Because I possess exactly zero wisdom, I asked Bevan for relationship advice that I could share. Laughing, he responded, “Don’t settle down with someone thirty years older than you.”

Sick burn, B.

Only Not Play It Safe

Below is an edited excerpt from James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room which Grace read aloud at Patrick and Ross' wedding yesterday.

"Love him...love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters? You can give each other something which will make both of you better—forever—if you will not be ashamed, if you will only not play it safe."