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In Rainbows: Gay Rights March 10-11-09

Perfect weather, a sense of hope and few tears of joy all made for an amazing day for Matthew Lopez at last weekend's Equality March in DC.

All My Nightmares Are Real

nightmare_crowdYou know, I hate to hear the words, "I told you so;" especially when they are directed at me.  Every time I hear them it makes me scream inside with bitter resentment pent up from years of being wrong.

This time it was just too much to bear.

I had spent weeks planning, not to mention a fair chunk of change, in getting my wife and two sweet children there.  I'd looked at all the websites and guide books and maps I could get my hands on.  I even read the wikipedia history, just to give me some perspective. I had planned to go during the "off-season," which the guide books all said was January-February.  Who'd want to go there in the middle of the winter?

Nothing, however, could have prepared me for the worst site-seeing vacation experience of my life to Washington DC last week.  It all started when we arrived at the airport two hours early for our flight only to find out that our seats had been resold to the highest bidder based on the shockingly astronomical demand for seats on flights to our nation's capital.  They kept saying that everyone was headed to some sort of graduation party or something.  I said, "to hell with it", and packed the family into our sedan and we set out for the four hour drive from New York City.  It would almost be as fast as flying, really.

All Your Base Belong to Obama

lincHappy New President, Everyone! We'd like to cap off Inauguration Week by sharing a little bit of our experience in D.C. with all of you. We got down there Saturday and celebrated straight through Tuesday night. The trip had a lot of ups and downs, mostly ups, and certainly a ton of walking and standing around. It's not that our time in our nation's capital is beyond words, it's just that it would take too many words and we'd rather just show you our pictures from the extended weekend. Hope you enjoy. And just try at least once a day to remember that Barack Obama is our new President and I guarantee you'll feel better. I know I do.

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