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  • I’m Coming Out… Again

    Prologue I wrote this post nearly two months ago. After writing it, I immediately went back into hiding–I wasn’t sure I was ready to declare myself militantly gay, and did not publish it. And so I submerged myself again in the rapid current of life. There’s no greater indictment of the “ambient gayness” I coined […]

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  • Please support unSouthern – my new blog venture

    unsouthern.com Hi, it’s Micah. I appreciate those of you who have clicked over to ememon.com during the past ten years and read my ramblings, social commentary, and pop culture musings. This has been like a public diary space for me, and it has prepared me for my next venture. While I’m keeping ememon.com online for […]

  • The Send-Off

    I have a lot to unpack. My emotions have been spiraling and erratic for the past few weeks, and while I knew generally what it was about, Inauguration Day has really brought it into focus. I am furious at Donald Trump. I have couched my long-brewing fury in derisive jabs and heartfelt counter-messaging. Sometimes I […]

  • Amy & Karen Redux

    I posted three days ago about some thoughts I had regarding the Amy Cooper (“Central Park Karen”) situation, and I’ve been beating myself up a lot about that post. A stern post that two people shared on my social media feed yesterday really brought home that awful feeling. The article was about how white people […]

  • Navigating the Pandemic: I Feel Good, Is That Bad?

    When I was a child, I played a morbid psychological game with myself. To some degree I still play it. It’s a riff on the bargaining stage of grief while paying homage to a few foundational religious sentiments. In this game, I imagine that I have control over whether I am happy and am able […]

  • My Week: Off and Grounded

    I did something this week that I have never done in my adult life. I spent the entire week at home with nothing specific to do. And, as with my breakthrough five weeks ago when I spent my first full week at home with something specific to do, it was much easier than I expected. And a […]

  • We Are a Part of the Vindication

    I’m bursting with pride over the latest accolade granted to my honorary big sister. She has persevered and persisted, making music on her terms, from her unique perspective, with her unique voice. My belief in her has remained unfailing for 32 years, even in the face of naysayers and some plain old nasty people. I […]

  • From Me to You

    Hi, I’d like to re-introduce myself. My name is Micah, and I seem to have misplaced my blog. I left it here about a year ago. Have you seen it? Oh, wait. Here it is. Can you watch it for me briefly? I’ll be right back.

  • Unfriendly Fire

    I got into one of my infrequent yet regular Facebook arguments this past week. As per usual, I dip into these discussions purposely and only when something “clicks.” Usually, the click comes when one of my good-natured, earnest, and liberal Facebook friends posts a bit of pointed social or political commentary, but nothing too directly […]

  • Don’t Forget Where You Came From… Unless You Can’t Remember – Part ONE

    On the way to work this morning, I was reflecting on how far I’d come. No, not the block or so I had walked from the house at that point. That was not very far at all. How far I had come in life. And I like to be quite self-congratulatory. My dad’s side of […]