This past week, I ran into an individual I hadn't seen in a coon's age. We'd worked together years ago and since, we'd lost contact. It was wonderful to see her again. We caught up on the details of our lives since we'd last seen one another. She asked about the rumor she'd heard I'd … Continue reading Why I Share the LOVE
"Dale, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, is one of Travis County's most well-known AIDS activist" - Central Health Austin Like many writers, I write to work through my own personal challenges. Some of those challenges may include physical limitations, some are mental, some are emotional. Other writers work through the nightmares of their own … Continue reading Escape from demons and such
Five years ago, I learned just how precious life truly is. Until that pivotal moment in my existence, I'd taken life for granted. I'd thought there would be endless tomorrows and innumerable new memories to make. But, on that crucial day, I realized life wasn't a given, it was a gift - a gift to … Continue reading MAKE a CHANGE for the BETTER
Some of the many outstanding individuals who have made an impact on my life: (1) Sir Elton John; (2) Elizabeth Taylor; (3) Earvin "Magic" Johnson; (4) Mikhail Carreon Taggueg, Founder/ HIV advocate/ HIV Counselor at The Cagayan Valley Support System; (5) Rock Hudson; (6)Prentiss Douthit, Hill Country Ride for AIDS Ride Director; (7) standing: Glenda Whitehead, … Continue reading Thank You
Each and every day I encounter people living with an HIV diagnosis who have resigned themselves to sit hour after hour in front of the television waiting to die. They have convinced themselves they're too sick to step foot out of doors to enjoy the world around them. These individuals rarely socialize with others outside … Continue reading HIV: How do YOU count the days?
It's said that it takes a “village” to assist a person with HIV. I'll attempt to identify the people of my “village”.