‘Savage Love’fest

I discovered Dan Savage when I was 12 or 13 and coming to terms with my sexuality. He was tucked away in the back of the local “alternative paper” that was given away on top of the magazine stand at my local library Hidden among ads for “erotic massage” and “tranny escorts” on the page […]

Here Comes the Sun

Darkness swallows everything in its path – without exception. I see depression everywhere; my friends and neighbors, the economy, even the entire state of the nation seems affected. Perhaps it’s the weather. (Seasonal affective disorder [SAD] is particularly common in areas with little sunlight. And, in case you haven’t looked outside, the grey Ohio sky […]

The Grateful Deadheads, Part 3

During our third and final pass through Colorado, we attended a Further concert at Red Rocks, a beautiful natural amphitheatre a few minutes away from Matt and Renee’s home.  Further is led by former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh. TJ and I wanted to explore Denver, so we were late getting to […]

The Grateful Deadheads, Part 2

Between the two of them, Aunt Renee and Uncle Matt attended over 100 Dead shows.   According to Renee, “every show was different.”  The band was known for playing a unique set list each night while weaving songs together through improvisational riffs.  The spontaneity and originality of the performances created a special class of Deadhead denizen […]

The Grateful Deadheads, Part 1

When my best friend texted that TJ and I could stay with his Aunt and Uncle in Colorado, I was excited to have a bed for few nights during our 6-week journey through the western United States.  Aunt Renee and Uncle Matt, he told me, spent years following The Grateful Dead around the country.  I […]

Episode 31: On the Road, Episode 11: Wrap Up, Part 2

For 6 weeks, hosts Benjamin Rexroad and TJ Jozsa traveled across America.  This episode is a post-trip retrospective discussing “why the West is best.” “Did we just break up with Akron?” Postscript to On The Road, Edition 10:  Eat slowly! Vastness of the West = Vastness of the Soul An infinite expanse of stars Sunrise/Sunset […]

Episode 30: On the Road, Episode 10: Wrap Up, Part 1

For 6 weeks, hosts Benjamin Rexroad and TJ Jozsa traveled across America.  This episode is a post-trip retrospective of the most important things the duo learned while living on the road. “We all have stupid little things that we do that drive our partner bonkers.” How to “deal with” your partner Yes, and… Breaking down […]

Episode 26: On the Road, Episode 9

Hosts Benjamin Rexroad and TJ Jozsa take HUAR “on the road” and across America.  During the next 6 weeks, they will be uploading short podcasts chronicling their adventures.  Episodes may include interviews, musings and discussing life on the road. “Benji, get the stick out the whale and c’mon.” San Francisco:  The end of the continent […]

Episode 24: On the Road, Episode 8

Hosts Benjamin Rexroad and TJ Jozsa take HUAR “on the road” and across America.  During the next 6 weeks, they will be uploading short podcasts chronicling their adventures.  Episodes may include interviews, musings and discussing life on the road. “Not…quite…exactly…the type of…atmosphere I was looking for.” A drunken TJ gets the expedition lost looking for […]

Episode 23: On the Road, Episode 7

Hosts Benjamin Rexroad and TJ Jozsa take HUAR “on the road” and across America.  During the next 6 weeks, they will be uploading short podcasts chronicling their adventures.  Episodes may include interviews, musings and discussing life on the road. “Actually, you’re probably not going to like this.  But you’re going to think it’s cool.” The […]