- Name: Jeff Epperly
- Lives in: Boston, MA
- Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska (which I couldn’t wait to get out of).
- Email contact: jefepp1[at symbol]gmail.com
- Twitter: jefepp
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jeff.epperly
- Regular column: Reality Check
- Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeff-epperly/13/6a5/833
- I was editor of New England’s largest LGBT newspaper for over 20 years, after which I could see the future coming at us, and got the hell out of the field of newspapering that is now crashing and burning. I hate that this happened, but what are you going to do? The world changes, sometimes not in your favor, and you just deal with it and move on. (The paper, Bay Windows, is doing much better under new owners.) I currently work at a graduate school in Boston doing a variety of tasks for a very nice scientist who leads a great many other dedicated scientists working on life-and-death health care issues.
- Commenting on this site: I approve all comments, even ones which disagree with me. But I approve them sometimes sporadically, and even then only if they are funny, enlightening or simply have something interesting to say that is not a right-wing (or left-wing) talking point. If you enjoy simplistic back-and-forth flame wars between a blogger and (or between) commenters, you’ll have to go to another site for that. Don’t worry. There are plenty of them around.
- An additional note about commenting: After approving one of your comments the first time, your comments will post automatically thereafter. This is to prevent spam and trolls.
- Favorite leisure activities: being around the ocean, dancing, reading, writing, and working out. Yes, I have work out tips, if you’re interested and scared of starting to work out. Write to me at the e-mail address above. I’m a firm believer that you are never too old to begin working out. If my 76-year-old mother can start going to a gym and end up feeling good about it, you can. Most people just have to get over their initial self-consciousness about gyms and workout routines. (Am I doing this correctly? Are people watching me to see if I’m doing things incorrectly? Are people noticing I’m not doing a lot of weight? The truth is, most people don’t notice other people’s weights or workout form unless they are extraordinarily beautiful or are doing something to call attention to themselves by showing off.)
This is me at my high school prom (second from right), the last time I believe I wore lime green and the last time I went on a date with a woman. Truth be told, I had a crush on my friend Jim (in the white tux).
Outside one of my favorite restaurants in Boston.
From a photo shoot I did with a very good photographer named Joel Benjamin for a small gallery showing this summer, and most likely for a photo book to come out at a later date. Yes, there are some front shots. I’m not posting those on this blog. You’ll have to wait for the book.
On a lakeside dock where someone with a camera was trying to get a picture of me sans clothes. The floaty was the nearest thing I could grab.