Top 10 Stories
1.A nude party with the Golden Boy.
2.Tracking down my boyfriend next door.
3. Sausage Sighting of My Cousin Buster.
4.Why Corpses are Called Stiffs
5. The story of my uncle and his boyfriend in the Kentucky Hills.
6. The preacher pops a boner.
7. I learn about oral sex in the church parking lot.
8. My date with Carl Gustav, the King of Sweden

Fall 1972

I start seventh grade at Washington Junior High School, about 10 blocks west of our house ( Slow dancing at the canteen; 77 Signs that You're a Fairy)

A sausage sighting of Mr. Barker, who taught health, and a scary Halloween sausage fondling:  Why Corpses are Called Stiffs

Christmas in Indiana: Erotic Story about Me and Grandpa Prater #2.

Spring 1973

I meet my new boyfriend Dan in the girls' locker room.  We're together through 9th grade. 

Hookups: at the sleepover; the Boy Named Angel

Hint of gay potential: My Date Must Be a Boy

Summer 1973

I see two boys kissing at Longview Park Pool.

A week at Nazarene summer camp, a week in Indiana, then a visit to Kentucky (my Kentucky Kinfolk; the story of my uncle and his boyfriend in the Kentucky Hills), and finally a visit to Smokey Mountains National Park (the teenage Indian god)

Fall 1973

Eighth grade at Washington Junior High.  I go out for wrestling.  Dan and I look for a "good place," where boys can live together without girls, and decide to escape to Arabia

Hookup with Micah, The Bible Boy in the locker room.

Indiana for Christmas (Sausage Sighting of my Cousin Buster).

Spring 1974

In May, we streak through a school assembly.

Summer 1974

Brian writes a secret message on the wall of the school (and what it means).

A week in Indiana, a week camping in Minnesota (the Kensington Runestone in Alexandria), and then Nazarene Summer Camp (I get engaged at Nazarene Summer Camp, and sausage sighting: Brother Dino in the boy's shower room.)

In August, I track down the boy on the Prospect List.

Fall 1974

Ninth grade at Washington Junior High. Dad explains the Facts of Life

At a pre-registration weekend at Olivet Nazarene College, the preacher pops a boner.

Dan and I are kept after school by our science teacher; I try to get Phil to sin and go to the altar so I can hug him.

Indiana for Thanksgiving: Sleeping Naked with Cousin Phil.

 I ask Dad for A naked man for Christmas.

Spring 1975

I meet The Estonian Wrestling Brothers, and have mlast wrestling match

Summer 1975

We move to a bigger house on 42nd Street in Rock Island.  My brother and I share a converted attic room ( Finding a private place to have sex with guys)  Dan and I break up.

Nazarene summer camp, then a week in Indiana, including Nazarene Camp Meeting: My grandmother finds me a boyfriend.

I have a crush on the boyfriend of the teenage girl next door, and see him naked at a barbecue.

The Demolish Boys Get Naked and Touch Each OtherI learn about oral sex in the church parking lot.

Dad insists that I try out for football: The Best Day of the Best Month of the Best Year Ever The Naked Goldenboy at Football Tryouts; and get a job as an athletic trainer.

Fall 1975

Sophomore year at Rocky High. Warren warns me about gay people (What is a swish?). Trying to convince me to go to work in the factory instead of going to college, Dad takes me to see naked men.

In November, my grandmother dies (My grandmother's gay connection), and I hear the story of My Grandfather and the Male Witch of the Lake of the Woods.

Spring 1976

Date with Carl Gustav, the King of Sweden; a squirt gun and a forced kiss while jogging

Summer 1976

Nazarene summer camp, a week in Indiana, then a week camping in Minnesota: On My Knees in a Cute Boy's Bedroom.  Then my first sexual experience, with Todd at music camp in Decorah, Iowa.

A new comic book store opens in town: 
Why is a comic book store like a gay bar?


Fall 1976

My junior year at Rocky High.  I go out for track.  I try to get with Todd by dating his girlfriend, and meet the rabbi's son who didn't know he was gay..  My favorite teacher is Mr. Manary, and my least favorite is  Mr. Blowfish,   Years later I date his son.

In November, our political science class goes to a criminal trial, where I discover what "gay" means.

In December, I 
catch Cousin Joe in the act, catch the flu, and look for a gay comic.

Spring 1977

I start dating Verne, the preacher's son.  We date for about six months.  I get a sausage sighting of Verne in May.

At my brother's sleepover, I sleep with the juvenile delinquent.

Summer 1977

I get my driver's license (What Do You Have Under the Hood?)

Nazarene International Institute in Switzerland, where I dance with a leatherboy. and shower with two boys.  

A week camping in Michigan, a week in Indiana, and an interview at West Point (Arabic and Class Rings).

Back in Rock Island, we investigate the gay ghost of Davenport House.

Fall 1977

Senior year at Rocky High.  I go to work at the Carousel Snack Bar in the Mall, and apply to colleges. I drop out of the track team, but start weight training. 

My boyfriend Verne gets married after gettting a girl pregnant.  His father resigns, and The new preacher discovers homophobia (Trying to Escape Church)

On a pre-registration weekend at Olivet Nazarene College, I encounter a gay waiter.

My second sexual experience, with Tyrone, my new workout buddy   

I kiss Brian under the mistletoe.

Spring 1978

Professor Penis #6: My music teacher.

A sleepover with Danny, my 4th grade crush

Gay hint: What is Real?  I Don't Know

Senior Prom: Getting down with a dude

Summer 1978

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