Here’s to a fantastic academic year, Fred Shirley!

I can almost not believe that I’ve been privileged to follow your journey now for almost three years.

I’ve watched you transform from a wide-eyed country boy into a disciplined academic and urban sophisticate.

Careful with that uranium now!

And with the heart beginning to heal, let’s hope love may be just over the horizon!


James Finn is a columnist for the LA Blade, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.

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