Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Queen of Everything

You wouldn't know it from the content of her albums these days, but Madonna still has something to say. Her 17-minute short film with Steven Klein, Revolution, is an awesome piece of work that's arty without so much farty and kind of making me love her again.

The revolution will not be televised, on the internet, or downloaded on an app from your iPhone...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


How are you calculating HIV risk in the age of undetectable? Read my latest in OUT magazine.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Blackmores Half-Marathon

Finished the Blackmores Half-Marathon yesterday. Gorgeous day racing across the stunning Harbour Bridge and finishing at the iconic Opera House. I came in at 1:27 (158 of 7500), and that includes an unprecedented (but 911 emergency) port-a-john pit stop at around the 12k mark! Not at my peak, but I was happy to have achieved my personal goal to beat anyone wearing headphones, an artillery belt, compression socks or those hideous primate shoes with toes.
For some reason, the half-marathon began before the full, which meant getting up at 4:30 and across the harbour for a 6:15 am start. And the spectacular scenery was dulled by the dull (and deadly quiet) streets of the CBD and its raked overpasses... but just look at this finish! 

Huge congrats to excellent finish of first time half competitors Bam and Simon, if not the waylayed-by-freak-injury Gerald. We earned our beers yesterday, and it was nice to race again. Full results here.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Twelve years ago, I was making breakfast in the Lower East Side when I heard a massive crash that sounded like thunder. I looked out the window and saw only a clear blue Tuesday morning, unaware everything had changed.

Am I a pessimist if every year on 9/11, I think of this inspirational quote? "Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."