Palisades Park


Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Author: Alan Brennert

Released: November 2013 

PALISADES PARK is one of those books… It’s the kind of magical novel that says, “Pssst! Hey you! Come with me…” (Or, maybe in this case, “Come on over!”) Then, without realizing it, you find that you have been transported to another place and another time, and you find yourself living within its pages; sharing laughter and tears, triumph and heartbreak, indeed – life and death, with people you, yourself, have just met. So, it’s an amazing thing, when an author can make you feel as if you’ve known these characters your entire life – or, theirs…

At the heart of this novel is Palisades Amusement Park, and Alan Brennert does an incredible job of bringing this historic tourist destination to life. Although, the park opened in 1898, the book begins in 1922; the height of the Great Depression looms over the country like a pall and the park is barely making a profit. But, a new saltwater pool (the biggest in the world) and a transfer in its ownership is about to change the park, and the lives of the millions who will go there, forever. 

Enter Toni Stopka; a seven-year-old dreamer and adventurer, who aspires to become a professional high diver. Spending her childhood summers within Palisades Amusement Park, (while her parents run a popular French fry stand), Toni will meet a diverse cast of characters who will guide her and leave their indelible marks upon her life; shaping her into the woman she will become, as she follows her dreams. 

Before I read PALISADES PARK, I had never heard of the place. The park closed in 1971; at that time, I was five years old and living in Jacksonville, Florida. Through Alan Brennert’s writing (from his own personal experiences), I feel (vicariously) like I’ve been there many times. Some reviewers have complained about the chronological gaps in the story, but I don’t see the reasons for those gripes. As I said, the heart of the novel is the park, and the story revolves around key points in its storied history: fires, wars, segregation, etc., and how those times changed the park and those within its gates. 

While the Stopkas may be fictional characters, Alan Brennert brings them to vivid life with rich detail; as well as the many colorful characters (many of which are based on real people) who come and go over the passage of time. I’m not generally one to show my emotions, but I found myself moved to tears on several occasions throughout the book; one passage in-particular takes place in Pearl Harbor after the attack. 

By the same token, I found myself equally-awed, and- amazed, as well. I could feel the rumble of The Cyclone and hear the music playing across the midway; I could taste the fries and cotton candy, and the sweat, too, dripping off of the brows of amazing people as they prepared to perform death-defying acts for sold-out crowds. I raged over the beatings of protestors during the race demonstrations in the 50’s and I cheered when certain characters overcame their fears.

What really sold PALISADES PARK, for me, was the history Brennert seamlessly meshes into the book. You are literally transported to another time and another place (many, I should say) and you find yourself noting the changing of music, fads, culture, politics and, yes – even comic books (another favorite attribute, of mine) as the decades roll by. And, at the end of the day, you’re left feeling satisfied with the conclusion; if not nostalgic for another ride, another dive, another kiss in the Tunnel of Love… 

If you’re looking for a great, fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping, summertime read, checkout PALISADES PARK, and enjoy the ride! I sure did. And – be sure to read the ‘Author’s Notes’ afterwards, as they will make you smile when he unveils the book’s ‘secrets’.

‘Til, next time, see ya ‘out there…’ 

Lt. Eric Cone 

Star Trek: The Spectrum War (1 of 6)

  Space… The final frontier…in brightest day, in blackest night…two beloved classics will test their might…

When I first heard about IDW’s StarTrek/GreenLantern crossover with DC Comics, I was like: ‘What the hell!! You’ve got to be joking!’ Especially, as I wasn’t impressed with any of the cover-art I was seeing. For example: the cover shown above – while, well-thought out and vividly-colored – is a poor showing for this opening issue; the likenesses of the crew are not great, and they resemble those cardboard standup cut-outs that you see of celebrities, and the like. 

Oh, but – ye of little faith; I should never underestimate the talent and imagination of Mike Johnson. That said, I confess: I like Green Lantern; however, I’ve just never followed that line of the DC Universe all that closely – I’m more of a Batman guy, at heart. My knowledge of GL comes from various crossovers within DC, as well as the 2011 movie – that everyone (except me) seems to hate. I loved Green Lantern; I loathed Man of Steel! Go figure. The fact is, I wasn’t even going to bother reading this ‘new’ venture – I just couldn’t see the point; (which, is ridiculous, considering how I loved the Star Trek/X-Men crossovers from Marvel/Paramount, in the 90’s, and Johnson’s ‘The Q Gambit,’ last summer). Then, I started seeing people’s comments and reviews, raving about this team-up, so I plunked my money down and downloaded a copy… I’m so glad I did. 


Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War (1 of 6)

Publisher(s): IDW Publishing and DC Comics

Writer: Mike Johnson

Art: Angel Hernandez Colors: Alejandro Sanchez Letters: Neil Utetake 

Covers: There are 24… No, wait – I counted 26 covers, for issue 1..? Needless to say, there are a slew of them – too many, in my opinion.

Edits: Sarah Gaydos (IDW) and Jim Chadwick (DC Entertainment)

Release: July 15, 2015 

Lieutenant’s Log: Before: On the planet Mogo, Ganthet (one of the Guardians of the Universe) is being pursued by an unknown evil entity, who is vowing to wipe out the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps forever; meanwhile, the rings of the Corps follow Ganthet ‘like obedient servants.’ Ganthet uses their power to displace himself – going somewhere where he can ‘preserve life in all its forms…’

Now: The Enterprise finds an unusual planet – a rogue, with no atmosphere, no life; but something has been detected and Captain Kirk dispatches an away team to investigate. Upon arrival, the team finds a skeleton (Ganthet) and 6 rings of unknown origin and made of before-unseen material. Kirk orders that everything be beamed back to the ship for further study.

As Bones, Scotty and Keenser work to find answers, a Klingon Bird of Prey decloaks off the Enterprise’s starboard bow. An eye-patched commander named General Chang fills the screen, and he informs Captain Kirk that he is taking him, the crew and the ship back to Kronos, where Kirk is to stand trial for crimes against the empire…

…there is an explosion in engineering. The rings – having regained power – fly out in all directions and take possession of a select few… As Chang orders that the Enterprise be ‘crippled,’ the Enterprise finds itself being ‘protected’ by a masked, green-suited human male – floating in space, outside of the ship! 

My Take: Star Trek legend David Gerrold (‘The Trouble With Tribbles’) says a reviewer should answer three questions, to satisfy readers’ expectatations.

1) What was the writer trying to do? In this case, Mike Johnson was trying to bring together two much-beloved franchises – Star Trek and Green Lantern – for the first time in their combined 125 year history: ST debuted in Sept. 1966; Green Lantern first-appeared in All-American Comics #16, in July 1940. Both share many of the same ideals and themes in sci-fi genre; both share storied-pasts in comics; both are sharing renewed interest with a new generation of readers, so this is a great time to bring them together. 

2) How well did they do it? Well, [they’ve] impressed the hell out of me (and, as I pretty-much stated, I was highly-suspect), so I would say they’ve done a terrific job. Between Johnson’s story and Angel Hernandez/Alejandro Sanchez’s brilliant art, I think they’ve created a new summer hit; one comparable to IDW’s Johnson/Shasteen awesome team-up in ‘The Q Gambit ‘ – (which debuted last July). Plus, I am very pleased with Hernandez and Sanchez’s collaboration, here, on ‘The Spectrum War.’

3) Was it worth doing in the first place? I would have to say: “Yes.” Readers are clamoring for anything new and ‘out of the box’ in regards to Star Trek, and superheroes, in general, so this is a good fit. Given the limitations of alloted pages Johnson is allowed, he gives just enough background on the GL side of the story to familiarize readers with what is taking place, while introducing the iconic General Chang to fans who are familiar with Star Trek lore; pairing the two franchises in grand style. And, Hernandez/Sanchez have really outdone themselves on every level. 

Overall: I’m in! I’m pleasantly surprised, yet – again, by Mike Johnson’s storytelling, his knowledge of both of these universal favorites, and by his ability to leave me anxious to read the next chapter! This is a fantastic new mini-series!

And… Did I mention General Chang?! I cannot wait to see how this series unfolds!

‘Til, next time, see ya ‘out there…’ 

Lt. Eric Cone 

Star Trek #48: Deity 1 of 2


Star Trek #48: DEITY (1 of 2)

Publisher: IDW Comics

Writer: Mike Johnson

Art: Tony Shasteen Colors: Davide Mastrolonardo 

Letters: Neil Uyetake

Editor: Sarah Gaydos

Release Date: August 5, 2015 

Lieutenant’s Log: After sending the Tholians packing (in #47) and repairing the Enterprise, Captain Kirk heads to the Banks-216 System, continuing their 5-year mission in the Alpha Quadrant.They find an indigenous species on one of the system’s planets and Kirk taps Hikaru Sulu to lead the landing party to the surface; he’s confident Sulu will make captain himself, one day, and Kirk believes this will be an invaluable opportunity for the helmsman to gain much-needed experience.

Using prototype technology that Mr. Scott has invented for the mission, to make them invisible to the inhabitants, Sulu leads his hand-picked team down to the planet to study this new civilization.

What could possibly go wrong..?

My take: I loved this issue! Dayyummm! As Sulu says: “Magnificent.” Mike Johnson is incredible! Just when I think the man can’t surprise me, anymore, Johnson leaves me slack-jawed; as I was here – again – at the end of this first (of two) issue. However, I know this is a Sulu issue, but it didn’t escape my notice that Bones is absent – again… As I have stated a few times, now, McCoy seems to be a recurring cast-member in Johnson’s ongoing series; not a star! 

That said, Sulu really shines here, as does Scotty. You can feel Sulu’s nervousness and trepidation at leading this mission, even as he resolves to do his very best to make his captain proud. He picks a terrific team (which, does not include the ship’s CMO) and Sulu has everything in hand, until…

As for Johnson’s alien species, well…you’ll just have to see it, to believe it! Absolutely incredible! I want to know who came up with their language? And, my gods – kudos to Neil Uyetake for bringing it to the page! Trust me, when I say, you will be blown-away by this unnamed species! 

One thing is perfectly clear: Mike Johnson loves Star Trek! He knows the characters, he knows how to grip his audience and he just keeps knocking these stories out of the park, one after another! 

The Art: I know, I’ve said this before, but Tony Shasteen is amazing. I never have any doubts about the quality of work, when I hear he’s going to be doing the art; and – Shasteen never fails to disappoint. But, here… He’s exceeded my expectations on every level! Especially, so far as these awesome new aliens go, along with their world and their technology. And, dude! I got a kick out of anthropologist Ferdowsi’s badass haircut! But, that’s what makes comic books so much fun! There’s no limits to what your imagination can put onto the page, and Shasteen/Mastrolonardo have truly outdone themselves – again… The colors Mastrolonardo has used are fantastic! 

The same can be said for the beautiful cover for this issue. It’s bold and vividly-colored, the likenesses are spot-on and I really just want to jump in and enjoy the ride! I want to show you more of the art, but I don’t want to spoil your experience! 

Overall: If you want a #GreatStarTrek comic book, you have got to pick up DEITY! Great story! Stunning art! And, an ‘edge of your seat’ ending that will leave you longing for its conclusion, next month! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘Til, next time, see ya ‘out there…’ 

Lt. Eric Cone 

Star Trek: The Tholian Webs (Pt. 2 of 2)


Star Trek: The Tholian Webs (Conclusion)

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Writer: Mike Johnson

Art: Rachael Stott Colors: Davide Mastrolonardo Letters: Robbie Robbins

Cover: Joe Corroney and Brian Miller

Release Date: July 22, 2015 

Last time in Star Trek #46… The Enterprise enters interphasic space, which begins to affect the ship and crew. Dr. McCoy (being one of the first afflicted) sedates himself, so that he causes no more harm. Meanwhile, Sulu and Scotty have hijacked the main hull and saucer sections after a mutiny (brought on by the effects of interphasic sickness), as Captain Kirk tries to regain control of a rapidly-spiraling situation. To make things more interesting, the Tholians arrive and ensnare the separated ship in their energy webs…

Lieutenant’s Log: Captain Kirk is feeling like a complete failure, at the beginning of issue #47, and yet – he’s not ready to give up entirely, either; that isn’t even an option, as it is not in his nature. Luckily, the captain still has a few members of the crew who are not affected by interphasic space, giving Jim, at least, a fighting chance to survive this encounter in one piece – literally. 

Once again, Mike Johnson has put a great spin on a ‘classic’ episode, making it fresh and new. Because of the twists Johnson has provided, I even got a few echoes of ‘Mirror, Mirror’ – in regards to how Sulu behaves when he’s afflicted with interphasic space sickness; as well as in the way Uhura steps up and handles the situation. 

There were three standout moments, for me, in this issue: Uhura, Keenser and Dr. McCoy. Uhura is ‘stunning’ and it was great to see her in the ‘big chair.’ Keenser is given a spotlight to prove his loyalty to the ship; while getting a chance to score a little comeuppance on Mr. Scott, for Scotty’s haranguing him over the years. Then, Dr. McCoy’s irascible humor (when Spock revives him) made me laugh out loud. There was plenty of fun in this issue, and the conclusion (with Kirk and Keenser) was terrific. I enjoyed seeing the Tholians, as well; as opposed to re encountering the Klingons and Romulans. 

The art department brought in some great talent with Rachael Stott and Davide Mastrolonardo. They seem to have a fantastic working relationship and they compliment one another. There were a couple of likeness fails (to me) throughout, but nothing to really quibble over. Overall, though, I was impressed; especially, with the details that Stott puts into her work, and Mastrolonardo’s coloring is always  spot-on. Let’s not forget Robbie Robbins, who does a terrific job of lettering this issue. 

I was very pleased with the exceptional cover by Joe Corroney and Brian Miller, too. For one, Uhura is amazing! I get the feeling she’s about to step out of the page! And, while Corroney’s drawings are dead-on-accurate, Brian Miller’s colors for this issue are outstanding! This is a beautiful cover! 

Plus – this cover actually has relevance to what’s going on within. It’s not the usual generic cover that we’ve been seeing (of late) with the ongoing series; at least, I didn’t feel like it was generic, given that Uhura is front and center (literally), and she shines in this issue. Bottom line: Wow!

This was a nice break from the last few storylines, with some great twists, lots of humor and a few surprising character spotlights; in addition to getting a new look at an old adversary. The art is well-above average with sensational coloring and, my gods – that Corroney/Miller cover is AWESOME!! 

Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘Til, next time, see ya ‘out there…’ 

Lt. Eric Cone 


Star Trek: New Frontier – The Returned (Part I)

 Star Trek: New Frontier – The Returned (Part I)

Written by: Peter David

Cover Art: Doug Drexler

Published by: Pocket Books (Simon and Schuster)  **eBook format only**

Release Date: July 6, 2015 


Lieutenant’s Log: Set three months after the events in Blind Man’s Bluff, Captain Mackenzie Calhoun is lost, seeking out any survivors of his species (the Xenexians), after they were annihilated by the D’myurj; while facing his own inner-demons and some tough choices as to how to move forward. 

Meanwhile, Admiral Shelby tries to bring her husband back from the brink, Soleta lies in a coma on Bravo Station, Burgoyne 172 commands the Excalibur and Robin Lefler continues to exile herself, and Cwansi, away from New Thallon. 

Embarking on a perilous, if-not questionable, mission to destroy the D’myurj, Calhoun and crew must tread carefully; encountering friends, foes, and an alien race that may be the greatest threat the Federation has ever faced.

My Take: Peter David is back! What a terrific opening, too, for this 3-part eBook series; (and, be advised – the future of the New Frontier saga is, quite-literally, in our hands). If you’re  a fan of the NF series, or – if you’re just now picking it up, I beg you to buy these eBooks – the fate of Captain Calhoun rests with you! If you are just discovering New Frontier, I invite you to checkout my blog about the creation of the series; I interviewed John Ordover and Paula M. Block, in regards to their involvement, as well as included my brief interview with Peter David, at 2014’s Salt Lake Comic Con’s FanX.

Taking my cue from the legendary David Gerrold, there are three questions a reviewer should answer…

1) What was the author trying to do? In this case, the title speaks for itself: Peter David has returned, breathing new life into the New Frontier series that has lain dormant since 2011’s Blind Man’s Bluff. In The Returned Part I, Peter David does an admirable job of bringing Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the Excalibur crew back to his fans, and – in a big way, for the stakes have never been higher. For me, this novella is one of the best in the New Frontier series, thus far. My personal favorite, however, remains to be 2000’s Restoration, and aspects of that novel are revisited, here, as well. Without giving too much away, it seems Moke has had a Thor spot, regarding his feelings for Mac…

2) How well did the author do? In my opinion, PAD is absolutely brilliant! The pacing of the story had me plowing through it (I’m currently re- reading it), and I found myself both – surprised, and – laughing out loud; especially, during a few scenes with Soleta, (as well as, during some scenes with a returning favorite from NF’s earlier days…) There is no shortage of David’s brand of humor, or – of the plot twists and 180° turns that Peter David is famous for in his writing style. Just when you think you’ve got it nailed, turn the page… 

3) Was it worth doing in the first place? Damn-right, it was! Grozit! We were left hanging at the end of Blind Man’s Bluff (over four years ago), and the fans have been anxiously (albeit-patiently, considering the circumstances…) awaiting The Returned‘s resolution to those events; as well as, the return of Peter David, himself, into the Star Trek fold! I must say, I’m delighted to see both! My one complaint would be that Peter David gave readers no kind of reminder in regards to Morgan Primus, or her fate, all those years ago – I had to Google it, because it was driving me crazy trying to remember back that far! 

That said, I cannot wait for The Returned Part II on August 3rd, to see how Peter David carries this story forward – I refuse to say end, dammit! New Frontier has been my favorite series (behind Deep Space Nine, that is), since it debuted in 1998, and I’m looking forward to seeing New Frontier go on to its 20-year anniversary – including a hardcover!!  Which means, YOU need to order these eBooks – even if you can’t stand the digital format. It’s all about numbers, here, folks! It’s all about Peter David. It’s all about paying it forward…

Now, before I wrap this up, I have some information about this novella’s cover. Everyone (myself, included) has been curious as to why there’s an Ambassador class U.S.S. Excalibur represented, as opposed to the Galaxy class, Calhoun now commands. So, I asked Star Trek icon Doug Drexler about it. ‘That was at the request of Pocket Books. No synopses or beat sheet from them on that one. Just the request for that particular ship.’ Indeed, Mr. Drexler said he would have caught the mistake if he’d been provided with a complete synopsis. As it was: ‘They actually sent me a rough sketch for it, including the background. I had very little to do but place the model and light it.’ I’ve sent a similar query to Alan Dingman, but he has yet to respond. I will keep digging, though…

My Amazon Rating: 🖖🖖🖖🖖🖖 BUY THESE BOOKS! 

‘Til, next time, see ya ‘out there…’ 

Lt. Eric Cone 

Star Trek: The Tholian Web (1 of 2)

 Star Trek: The Tholian Web #46 (Part 1 of 2)

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Writer: Mike Johnson

Artist: Rachael Stott

Colorist: Davide Mastrolonardo

Letterer: Neil Uyetake

Editor: Sarah Gaydos Story Consultant: Roberto Orci

Cover: Joe Corroney and Brian Miller

Release Date: June 17, 2015 

Lieutenant’s Log: The U.S.S. Enterprise is heading home from the Delta Quadrant; having repaired the ship and replaced the dilithium crystals that they picked up from the Dark Market in ‘Eurydice’s’ conclusion, last month. 

Already behind schedule with their mission of exploration, Captain Kirk is anxious to pickup where they left off. However, as the ship nears the Alpha Quadrant, it inexplicably drops out of warp, and the crew begin to act strangely…

The Story: Mike Johnson returns us to ‘episodic’ territory, while giving this version of ‘The Tholian Web’ enough tweaks to make it into something new. Here, Kirk isn’t lost to interphasic space, there’s no mention of the U.S.S. Defiant (as in TOS) and the Tholians, themselves, aren’t seen until the end of the issue – their ships, that is. While the story did keep me reading, I wasn’t wowed, by it. 

There were some good aspects to Mike Johnson’s retelling, though. I liked that McCoy was back – and, as fiesty as ever – giving us the ‘feel’ of that iconic triad we love so. However, I wasn’t impressed by Bones’s ‘out of character’ (to me) response to the situation, that the crew find themselves in. He would be the last one to leave the crew without its CMO, and in such dire straits. And, trust me, this crew needs its doctor in this story.

Another thing that was a plus, for me, was that we get to see the Enterprise do that one thing, that we never got to see it do in an episode. That alone, makes this issue worthwhile and I’m glad to see Johnson include it here. It makes the cliffhanger all the more compelling. 

The Art: It was hit-and-miss. Rachael Stott and Davide Mastrolonardo have some great panels throughout, and-yet…I wasn’t awed by the likenesses of the crew. In her previous work on ‘The Primate Directive,’ I was left slack-jawed, at times. That isn’t the case, here. But, that’s not to say the work isn’t good, either; I just wasn’t as wowed, as I expected to be. If I had to give it a grade, I’d give it a B+.

As for this issue’s cover, Joe Corroney and Brian Miller have done a great job. Lots of good character likenesses for Kirk, Chekov and Scotty, and lots of detail and vibrant color, as we’ve come to expect. It’s a cover I’ll hang on my wall. That said: Why are we seeing Chekov in the red shirt and goggles from Into Darkness? It’s my hope, that one day we might go back to the covers having some relevance to the story being told within.

Does anyone else remember those days? For examples: DC’s ‘The Final Mission’ had all of the crew disembarking from the Enterprise, or Marvel/Paramount’s ‘The Early Voyages’ #1 represented everything that was terrific about Captain Pike’s 5-year mission. How is it, that we’ve come to having these covers being done months before the story is even written? It’s frustrating to the readers, as well as to the artists, themselves. Rant over.

My Take: I went ahead and gave ‘The Tholian Web’ four stars, because the story kept me reading and left me just curious enough to see its conclusion. And, while the crew acted a bit predictively, there were some good moments with Kirk, Bones, Scotty and Sulu. Plus, I’m anxious to see if the Tholians show their faces in the next issue. The art isn’t spectacular, but it gets a passing grade; especially for the exterior shots of Enterprise near the end. But, YOU be the judge, eh…

‘Til, next time, see ya ‘out there…’ 

Lt. Eric Cone 

Taking My Life Back, Year One

 It’s after 2 am. I’m sitting on the porch in the dark, I’m listening to the crickets and the far-off traffic echoing up the hill from I-15. After reaching into the low-hundreds, today, a soft breeze is making the quiet of this normally-clamorous house all the more relaxing.

I ‘came out,’ to your overwhelming love and support, a year ago, and I haven’t looked back. You stayed!! Right here by my side; you came along for the ride and you’ve been a part of something extraordinary (at least, it’s been that way, for me). 

Sitting here in this blissful quiet, I’m thinking back, and I’m feeling pretty grateful to all of you; (while, simultaneously, mourning the passing of my brother-in-law, Chuck Dilas, who has been a steady (albeit, long-distant) constant in my life, for nearly 36 (??) years). Chuck’s passing has hit me a lot harder than I imagined it would, and it’s just sinking in, really, that he’s gone from this life… How incredibly hard it must be for my sister, then; she’s lost her soulmate, her teen hero and sweetheart, left to push forward without him. 

Chuck was a good man, and I’m going to miss him. But, I’d like to thank him, for taking care of my sister and staying by her side; for loving her and those two boys (and their grand babies). And, thank you, also – for leaving us with some of the most beautiful homes, barns, decks, patios, porches, flower-beds, and furniture, on the planet. Thanks, for all of the laughs and good times (and, the bad ones, as well) that you have left with us – and, for all of that good reefer, back in the day, man! ***takes a toke*** RIP Chuck…

Yeah… I’ve endured my share of painfull losses over the past year, but I’ve gained so much more! I can look in the mirror without shame or doubt. I can answer questions, truthfully, with no regrets! Hell – it’s even getting easier to just downright volunteer it, so as to be honest from the very start. “Hi! I’m Eric. I’m gay. Problem..? Good – ‘Cause, fuck you, if you had one!” 

It’s been a terrific year; it’s been an awful year… But, I’m still standin’.  And, I’m most-thankful, for your standing here with me. Your continued understanding and outpourings of support are absolutely awesome!!

There are a couple of people I’d like to thank, by name: my daughter, Erica; my sisters, Terri and Dawn; my second-cousin, Michael Cone; and…thank you, to all of those folks my ‘blog heard ’round the world’ inspired, gaining the courage to be themselves, by taking the time to read it. Good on ya!

For those of you who’ve joined me over the year (and, might be, only-now, figuring it out) – I’m Eric. I’m gay. Problem..? Good…

I’m still the same guy I was, before you started reading this; I’m just that much-more fabulous… 😉

Thanks, to all of you.