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 …

Loaning Students to Death

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

In the United States, we tell children that if they work hard and go to college they can grow up to be anyone and do anything. We fail to mention to these children that if they are not born into wealth they will likely need to take out student loans to pay for that college education. Rachael, an animal lover …

Trial by Stupidity

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

I’ve dated and “dated” my fair share of individuals. What I’ve learned is that there are several types of guys, but in they end they all come from the same mold. Stick with me on this – I have a point. The Lover: This is the guy that wants to give you the world. He’s sweet and attentive. It’s even …