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Farewell to Frank Hatch

On Sunday, January 10th, my computer screen flashed. Caring Bridges, a site that provides health news to family and friends, let me know that Frank had died. I had spoken to Frank a few weeks earlier on his birthday. He had … Continue reading

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Golden Gate Park and My Son’s Birthday

This week a San Francisco friend sent me a picture of a visit he paid to the bench my husband and I donated to Golden Gate Park in memory of our child. The inscription reads: David Albert Loebl 2-19-56 to … Continue reading

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The Gay World as Navigated by a Straight Mom (www.gaykids-straightmom.com)

I am launching a new blog entitled The Gay World as Navigated by a Straight Mom. Following the tradition of my Branching blog, I intend to publish a new piece every week or two. I hope that some of my regular … Continue reading

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Letter to My Son

David, it is your birthday. If you had not died of HIV/AIDS I would have prepared to visit you in San Francisco or elsewhere, organized a party, and baked you a Linzer Torte or a Sacher Torte chocolate cake. You were … Continue reading

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Wishing Upon A Star

The eve before his birthday, my son David and I would imagine him flying to a magic star where every wish of a four, five, or six-year-old…would be granted. As appropriate the star would be stocked with favorite foods, limitless … Continue reading

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Spring

In spring, it is hard for me to stay home and tend to my computer. “Celebrate with me,” the world says. “Forget the cooking, the cleaning, your endless projects. Play. Your springs are numbered. How many more times will you … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday David!

On February 19th my son would have been fifty-five years old. I can’t believe that by now he would be a middle-aged man. Eighteen years ago when we celebrated his thirty-seventh birthday he was a strikingly handsome man, trying to … Continue reading

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