Living: July 2005

Two Strikes You're Out?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 31, 2005 | 10:16 AM | comments

In the past year two political events have stirred the Indianapolis GLBT community more than anything I have seen since I became involved with GayIndy.Org, which was in late 2002. The first was the Indiana General Assembly's passage of...Read More

How old is your cat?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 30, 2005 | 10:07 PM | comments

Take the free CatAge Test to help your cat enjoy a younger, healthier life. Based on your cat's health, risk of disease, and behavior, the new CatAge Test calculates your cat's biological age in people years....Read More

The End of an Era

Filed by Bil Browning | July 29, 2005 | 3:39 PM | comments

There is an obituary in today's Indianapolis Star. This truly will be the end of an era. The finished conglomerate monster of mega-corporations has firmly buried its axe into the head of that wild, writhing beast - the independent...Read More

Good ole Mom

Filed by Bil Browning | July 19, 2005 | 8:52 AM | comments

My mom is coming to town today. She lives in northern Indiana in one of the small ubiquitous towns that dot the landscape of the rural midwest. She rarely comes to visit, so I'm looking forward to the chance...Read More

Not Giving Up on HIV Vaccine

Filed by Ed Team | July 14, 2005 | 11:38 PM | comments

I'm asked frequently if there will ever be a vaccine for HIV. I don't know, of course, but it's good to know that the scientific community continues to pursue one vigorously. With 13,000 new infections daily, our already-inadequate capacity...Read More


Filed by Ed Team | July 14, 2005 | 9:23 AM | comments

Off my political horse, for the nonce: After eleven months "living in my truck", I have a place. I put "living in my truck" in quotes, because thanks to friends and cheap motels, I have almost never actually slept...Read More

Living In a World Made of Paper-mache

Filed by Bil Browning | July 12, 2005 | 12:00 AM | comments

Turns out Dionne Warwick CAN predict the future! Remember that cute little '70s song that complained "We're living in a world made of paper-mache"? Damned if she didn't foresee something called "new urbanism." Read all about it here. Here's...Read More

All we need is a miracle

Filed by Bil Browning | July 11, 2005 | 5:02 PM | comments

Jesus has left the building. Er, the tree. The lightpost. Whatever. Several stories are out today about the mayor of East Chicago (yes, International readers, that's in Indiana! *sigh*) who's had to turn off a streetlight after several people...Read More

New HIV Hope?

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | July 11, 2005 | 2:56 PM | comments

07/07/2005 The Asahi Shimbun A durable new drug that prevents HIV from entering human cells and causes almost no side effects has been developed by a team of researchers at Kumamoto University. The new drug, code named AK602, was...Read More

Ellison Bakery

Filed by Bil Browning | July 09, 2005 | 2:19 PM | comments

Pam's House Blend has a post about Ft. Wayne's Ellison Bakery. They have a long history that they seem pretty proud of - it's too bad they're willing to turn it into a legacy of discrimination and prejudice. They...Read More

From the WTF file...

Filed by Bil Browning | July 07, 2005 | 11:15 PM | comments

The Indy Star has a story on a Fourth of July parade float that was obviously in extremely poor taste. What the hell were these people thinking? Maybe if they'd asked nice enough they could have gotten Charles Graner...Read More

Filthy Animals

Filed by Bil Browning | July 07, 2005 | 1:43 PM | comments

I always find stories like this disturbing. We have a rather small (in my opinion) apartment that Jerame and I share with our daughter, two dogs, and a cat. Our place can get dirty quick - what with pet...Read More