Queer as a $1 Bill
On a small military base in remote Northern Japan, I was tutoring my classmate in Calculus after emergency leave had left her behind in school. She needed money for something so I loaned her $1 and when she tried to repay me a day later in my bedroom after Calculus lessons, my head practically exploded! And to think, she was only trying to hand me a $1 bill. That was 20 years ago and the soul-searching began in that instant. Maybe it’s never really stopped. Obviously a lot has happened since then, but the high school sweethearts we were then are now just grown folks living life – still loving one another. We’re legally married, own a home and are pet-parents to a cat and a dog. It’s a good life and it all started with $1.