OK, first off, my date was very nice. It's a guy I really like and want to see again. Not sure if he's the same on that score or not, but I think so. He talked a lot; I listened a lot. Maybe their will be some more "mutuality" in that regard next time around. I am a good listener, but I want some air time, too. We'll see. Friday evening, we had dinner and walked around downtown. This is one hopping little city, so downtown is very, very lively on a Friday evening. It was good. I know you're wondering . . . . .but it was just dinner and conversation. Not that it's any of you business, and not that I'd tell you, anyway.
Eldest daughter is graduating from college this Saturday. Yeehaa! So tomorrow I leave for the long trip out (510+ miles there - then back again on Sunday). It will be good to get her home, give her some TLC. Dad's coming out process has weighed heavily on her, and some depression has set in. It isn't so much my being gay as separating from their mom, leaving the house, upsetting everything she had known as "real." So, what is real now?
Though I believe my living authentically, telling the truth, and being who I am is very important, for me, and for her, it is going to take some time and work for her to get use to that. We will take the time. We will do the work. It will be good.