Note from Joe: We should have posted this last night, so apologies to Tim — and we’re all hoping he feels better.
I was involved in a car accident in Columbus, GA this weekend. I had traveled there to watch my niece graduate high school, and celebrate my nephew’s twenty first birthday. A car rear ended me while I was stopped in traffic waiting to merge onto an interstate. I experienced a compression fracture of the T12 vertebrae. The lady who hit me experienced a broken arm, bruised legs, couldn’t breath properly and I thought she was going to die on the scene. The whole experience has been very traumatic, but I’m alive and, most importantly, I’m sore but mobile. The doctor didn’t need to tell me it could have been so much worse and I’m anxious for the fracture to heal with no complications! I’m accepting positive thoughts, prayers, good energy or whatever positive vibes you want to send my way.
Therefore, this Memorial Day I’m taking it easy but as a proud gay Cold War submarine veteran I want to wish ALL veterans a happy Memorial Day. As a gay veteran, I’m also thankful to those in the blogosphere who have refused to shut up, or acquiesce and have continued to rally for “Don’t Ask Don’t Give” in order to pressure our friends, and our enemies, to do the right thing.