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April 2011


my (our) books

Fool for Love When You Don't See Me

Someone Like You I'm Your Man

He's The One It Had To Be You

The Mammoth Book of New Gay Erotica Best Gay Erotica 2007

Best Gay Love Stories: New York City Best Gay Love Stories 2005

Three Fortunes In One Cookie The Deal


If you have any of the above books and would like them signed, mail them to:

P.O. Box 131845, Houston, TX., 77219.

Please include three dollars for return postage.

Send email to timothyjlambert@gmail.com

Warning: This blog may contain homosexuals which in the states of California and Maine have been alleged to destroy the sanctity of marriage. Read at your own risk.


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vacuum therapy

Kate DeGroot loves to vacuum.

She confessed this to us in fourth period study hall in 1988 just before professing an unabated devotion to David Letterman. If Kate had had a driver's license and a decent roadmap back then, I have no doubt Dave would've had two stalkers.

But it was Kate's zeal for vacuuming that has stayed with me all these years. The way her eyes lit up as she described the soothing back and forth motions, the white noise of the machine's motor and the satisfaction of a clean carpet with fresh rows of tracks embedded in its plush surface. A session with Hoover made everything okay again.

I've never been a neat freak, but I can understand Kate's passion. Whenever I'm feeling a little bit manic or defeated, I plug in the vacuum and suck my troubles away. I sincerely believe that therapists everywhere should subscribe to vacuum therapy. It's the mountain vs. the mole hill theory. If life seems insurmountable, tackle a minute task like vacuuming the living room. Later, you can sit back on the sofa and admire your handiwork. Or, if you want to take on something a bit more challenging, vacuum the stairs. Go from top to bottom, getting in the nooks, crannies and corners with the nozzle, hefting the Hoover (Or Dyson, if you're fancy.)along with you. When you reach the top step, believe me, you'll feel like you've climbed a mountain.

After a few weeks of vacuum therapy, you can even see the fruits of your labor. You don't have to rely on a therapist to tell you how much progress you've made. All you have to do is open up the vacuum cleaner and toss out a bag full of dirt and troubles with the weekly trash pickup. If the bag is full to overflowing you can think, My, what a particularly difficult month this has been, and give a wink and a smile to your friend, the vacuum cleaner.