Month: February 2020

  • Reading my teenage blog: Part I – “Heartbreak, You Got The Best Of Me……….”

    Reading my teenage blog: Part I – “Heartbreak, You Got The Best Of Me……….”

    If you follow me on Twitter you might have seen that I recently discovered my online blog from high school. Earlier this month I answered the same questions at 34 I answered at 17. That got such a fun response from people (mostly those who know me personally, but some who follow my professional writing) that […]

  • Scott Bixby was right to report on Ben Mora’s tweets

    Scott Bixby was right to report on Ben Mora’s tweets

    We need to talk about Ben Mora. Mora was a regional field director for the Bernie Sanders campaign until last night, when he was sacked over offensive and derogatory tweets about other candidates, including disparaging remarks about Amy Klobuchar’s and Elizabeth Warren’s physical appearance and Pete Buttigieg’s sexuality. Since then, the journalist who broke the […]

  • It’s time to sling some mud at Bernie Sanders

    It’s time to sling some mud at Bernie Sanders

    It’s no secret that Bernie Sanders is a democratic socialist. He wears the red rosette proudly. I like that about him—in fact, his policies might be the only thing I like about him. We are, broadly, in agreement on taxing the wealthy, healthcare that is free at the point of access, and universal Pre-K and […]

  • Words on Walford: Week of 17 – 21 February 2020

    Words on Walford: Week of 17 – 21 February 2020

    Over the past decade, EastEnders anniversaries have come to be known for their epic nature. For the 25th anniversary in 2010 we had the first live episodes as Bradley Branning fell to his death and Stacey Slater admitted to killing Archie Mitchell. In 2015, the 30th anniversary saw Kim Fox gave birth, Kathy Beale returned […]

  • The 35 most compelling characters in EastEnders history

    The 35 most compelling characters in EastEnders history

    As EastEnders celebrates its 35th anniversary, I thought it would be fun to look back at 35 of its most compelling characters. These characters helped shape the course of the show’s history, providing some of the most interesting, timely, and memorable storylines. Some of them were on our screens for years, others for a very […]

  • The 35 most iconic scenes in “EastEnders” history

    The 35 most iconic scenes in “EastEnders” history

    Next week, EastEnders celebrates its 35th anniversary. While producers have promised some amazing and gripping scenes as the citizens of Walford take to the Thames for a death cruise, there are plenty of great moments to look back on. As a lifelong EastEnders fan—I began watching from America on PBS when I was about 8-years-old—I […]

  • Responding to #QueersAgainstPete and their baseless attacks on Pete Buttigieg

    Responding to #QueersAgainstPete and their baseless attacks on Pete Buttigieg

    A new group, “Queers Against Pete,” has popped up in the Twittersphere. They have a website (which you can check out at www.queersagainstpete.com) and an open letter which you can sign, if you wish. However, before you do that, I’d like to offer my line by line rebuttal. There are some serious errors, omissions, and […]

  • River Phoenix, my best actor

    River Phoenix, my best actor

    Joaquin Phoenix made me cry last night while accepting the Oscar for Best Actor. “Run to the rescue with love—and peace will follow,” he said, quoting lyrics written by his late brother, the actor River Phoenix. A lot of people don’t know that River was a talented musician as well as an Oscar-nominated actor. He […]

  • On Phillip Schofield and remembering my own coming out

    On Phillip Schofield and remembering my own coming out

      In a very moving statement released on Twitter this morning, and in an equally moving segment on This Morning, Phillip Schofield came out as gay. Married for 27 years to his wife Stephanie, they have two daughters. By Schofield’s own account his wife and children have been nothing but supportive. This can’t have been […]

  • Answering the same questions at 34 I answered at 17

    Answering the same questions at 34 I answered at 17

    If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know I recently rediscovered the online diary I kept as a teen. While I don’t have access to all the entries I wrote (the Internet Archive didn’t archive most of them), some of them I do. One of those old diary entries – this was before the term […]