What a great story, Loren!

And, you know, I have actually been to that bar! I went to high school in Ankeny and college in Ames. Many is the weekend back in the early 80s when I would drive to downtown Des Moines for a night out.

Did you ever get to the Question Mark bar and grill? That was my more usual hangout, because they had a younger crowd and I was pretty young.

I’m so glad you published this with Prism & Pen on our opening day.

Welcome! We are so glad to have you and your wisdom.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com