Aaron, my spouse, and I have, thus far, been fortunate enough to maintain our “infection-free” status and, more importantly, our bromance (same gender loving brotherhood + romance = bromance) during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is affecting our human species. We both recognize and understand that surviving in the situation that we are all confronting in our daily lives is equally celebratory and challenging. The celebratory is our strengthened commitment and love. The challenge is making it through yet another day – intact and together.
At this time, I sincerely offer an apology to everyone for my 6 month lapse in posting here. The combination of the massive mandatory quarantine, evolving professional concerns and obligations to my students and my marital duties and responsibilities to Aaron didn’t allow me ample time to focus on ReNude Pride and composition.
Emotionally. mentally and physically, I was ill-equipped and unprepared to deal with all the ensuing chaos and confusion.
A belated and “happy new year” wish is offered to everyone following, reading or visiting here! As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to influence all of our lives, I am finally able to schedule some time and energy into once again writing here although not as regularly as I have done in the past. However, I do feel with the modifications in my teaching schedule at my university, I am now able to publish at least one posting per week unless this epidemic requires otherwise. Like all of humanity, hope is eternal in the prospect of emerging unscathed from this disease!
Now that we are officially into one full week of the new year, Aaron joins with me in wishing all of you our very best!
Roger, ReNude Pride