– I emigrated from the United States and immigrated to Canada. I became a Canadian Citizen. It gets really cold in Canada! I missed Los Angeles!

– I emigrated from Canada and immigrated to Mexico. I became a permanent resident through the family unification program. It doesn’t get really cold in Mexico!

– I got married. My husband (who also became a Canadian citizen) and I left Canada to live happily ever after in Mexico, his home country. We’ve settled in Guadalajara – at least for now. It’s hard to imagine that we won’t return to Canada or live again in some place where people don’t drive horribly. But then, I’m learning to take the good with the bad.

– I used to be athletic. Some things I did then:

Rode my bike competitively and then long-distance.
My claim to fame is that I pedaled across the United States from New York City to Los Angeles.
Swam, biked and ran the Coeur d’Alene and Guerneville triathlons.
Won three gold medals at the Gay Games in Vancouver. (There’s a story there for a keen-eyed historian.)
Ran three marathons: New York, Los Angeles, Boston.
Swam across the Hudson River twice from Newburgh to Beacon in a fundraiser for River Pool.

I mostly just go on long walks now, with the dogs, and my knees kill.

– I like to read books – physical books that smell and feel like books. But I mostly read things online. I used to own a bookstore — Urban Inversion, for people who love and hate urban life. I sold books to people in other parts of the world from my website beginning in early 1995. Was that before Amazon?