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About bdwardbos

Writer (plays, essays, memoir, blogs), actor (theater, film, TV), teacher, HIV/AIDS educator, cat whisperer

We all lived together in a large four bedroom apartment in Evanston. I believe this photo was taken on the last day we would be together, before Bob took off (for San Francisco?), and Robert, Bill & I rented an … Continue reading

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Today, December 1, is World AIDS day. Please take a moment during your day to reflect, in whatever way is meaningful to you. This year, I am involved in several events. Here are just 2 of them. I hope you … Continue reading

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This has been my cover photo since I saw the City Center revival of “Sunday”, 4 years ago. It is a photo of the lobby signage. It is my favorite Sondheim lyric, from the show that changed my life when … Continue reading

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https://www.mindbloom.com/blog/psychedelic-therapy-five-common-concerns Written by Bruce Ward Medically reviewed by Kristin Arden, PMHNP-BC Published onFebruary 24, 2021 It’s not always easy to make the decision to embark on a major transformative experience or healing journey. At Mindbloom we receive many questions from … Continue reading

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Today is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day.I acquired the virus in 1984:1 year before the virus was isolated and named LAV/HTLV-III;2 years before the ELISA antibody test became available;3 years before I was officially diagnosed4 years before I began … Continue reading

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Last year, I embarked on a journey with ketamine microdosing, as a treatment for chronic fatigue, depression, and dysthymia, a type of chronic trauma. This is my story, for those who are interested in it, and for those who are … Continue reading

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This is the daily pill box that I fill every Sunday evening. This is the story of how it got that way. Part XIV of “Years of Living Precariously”, my ongoing column in A&U Magazine, chronicling my experiences during the … Continue reading

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A New Normal: Telling my story at The AIDS Memorial/NYC, June 1, 2021 Friends: This is a 1-minute “teaser” for my 7-minute storytelling gig this past June 1, as part of a collaboration between The Generations Project and the NYC … Continue reading

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Hey, folks. I was interviewed for this AARP Magazine article, for my perspective as a long-term survivor. Interesting and timely article, all-around. Take a look. 😎 https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2021/hiv-treatments-research.html?fbclid=IwAR1epIqDcJsVDLT_sLJCp_lIY6ZDDihvgkCygAq078fbFW9ssLIojKSXzl0

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(A Valentine to Provincetown – 2007) “It is as if the residents of Provincetown are the culmination of all who have gone before: the Portuguese fishermen and their descendents remain, as do the parsimonious New England Methodists, the ‘60s hippie-artists, … Continue reading

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