The Opt Out

R.B. Winters
R.B. Winters
Opinion, Roomie Leave a Comment

There are things we like and things we don’t like. Some of us have a longer list of things we don’t like than others. A major dislike that falls on to my list of unpleasurable conversation topics is children. My friend and former roomie, Lacee, was in town this past week. We had a great time sitting on my sofa, …

Merry Christmas: Go to Hell

R.B. Winters
R.B. Winters
Opinion Leave a Comment

Each year I grow to like the holidays, especially Christmas, less and less. You might think this stems from some sort of tragic childhood experience, but in fact, Christmas was always pretty spectacular when I was little. The presents were always wrapped up in such a way that even a little looked like a lot. There was tons of paper, …

Verbal Terrorism

R.B. Winters
R.B. Winters
Bar, Opinion Leave a Comment

There are certain things another human being can say to you that throw you off track, shock you inside out, or even make your stomach churn as if about to vomit. Like when you mother randomly announces, “I’d like to see you settle down,” or when a friend in a relationship says, “You’ll find someone.” Everyone has a line of …

Welcome to the Gay Bar

R.B. Winters
R.B. Winters
Bar, New York, Opinion Leave a Comment

No matter how unique a bar tries to be it’s the people inside that define the atmosphere. Nearly every gay bar, with the exception of some incredibly sketchy locations where you are likely to catch a disease, are filled with the same people. Here are a few of my favorite…least favorite: Let’s start with, the Fag Hag! Weight is no …

You’re an Americ*nt

R.B. Winters
R.B. Winters
Opinion Leave a Comment

Standing in line the other day at GNC, the staff person was busying trying to assist four foreign ladies. I couldn’t make out the accent, at first French, no maybe German, was it Russian? Whatever it was there was no distinguishing and I resolved to wait my turn. Starbucks has done an incredible job of grooming me to think that …