Norman Belanger is a nurse by day and scribbler of short stories by night. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Coming of age as a gay man at the advent of AIDS, he shares this story as a remembrance of that time, and the people we lost too soon.
We are Blunderbuss Magazine, a web magazine of arts, culture, and politics, an ordnance of fire and improvisation. What ties together these essays, stories, poems, photographs, comics, and other bits of aesthetic shrapnel is a common attitude of visceral humanism. We aim for earnest noise. We want to splash in the mud of lived experience, to battle for a radical empathy, and to provide a megaphone to howling assertions of human subjectivity.