Tuesday, December 28, 2004


Hi and welcome to my blog. My name is Mark and I live near Washington DC.

You may be wondering about the title of this blog 'Tales of the Sissy'. It is a play on words related to Armistead Maupin's novel 'Tales of the City' which chronicles the daily lives of several seemingly unrelated people. Eventually the reader finds that they are all related. It's a great book, and was also made into a movie. Since my blog will chronicle my daily life (although I am not promising to post daily) and I am gay (hence the stereotype 'sissy'), I decided to call my blog 'Tales of the Sissy'. I hope I'm not the only one who 'gets it'...

I have enjoyed writing since I was a kid. When a friend Mike began blogging and suggested I blog too, I decided to give it a try. I hope that you will enjoy (or at least be entertained by) my postings, and I welcome your comments. In coming posts I'll tell you more about myself and share with you some of the happenings in my life. Just to make this clear now: all names in my blog (except mine) have been changed. Since I am not asking anyone's permission to 'star' in my posts, I thought it would be courteous of me not to use their real names.

More later...

1 comment:

Site Administrator (Michael) said...

Hey Mark!

I feel a heavy responsibility as the first commenter to your blog. First, on the name: Tales of the Sissy. I love it. I love it. I love it. Maybe we can even get Olympia Dukakis to play a leading role when your blog is scripted for a movie. (She could play Harold's mother... you know... Harold... your life partner) Anyway, good luck and I'll be back regularly to read this. Mike

PS- Feel free to use my real name.