The Slowly Boiled Frog
David Cary Hart

Updated 3 November, 2013

The mythology of the slowly boiled frog seems an apt metaphor for how our political system sometimes shapes our lives. President John F. Kennedy once said; “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” Too often, these days, we are left with “What happened?”

I am an (involuntarily) retired CEO. I was shot point-blank with a .45 in 2004. While my physical injuries are reasonably healed (I required a total hip replacement) I am left with severe PTSD that went undiagnosed and untreated for six years. I recently wrote about my mental health issues here.

I was in a committed relationship for over thirty years. My partner (who died in 2010) was a prominent press representative and we had a great life together. We worked hard, played hard and traveled extensively.

The primary mission of this blog is to reflect on issues pertaining to LGBT equality. Equality is achieved with equal protection under the law in every state of the union. To achieve equality requires (but is not limited to) national marriage equality and passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination ACT (ENDA). I am just writing about these things. There are brave, dedicated and tenacious people on the ground who believe, as JFK did, that things are made to happen.