May 2020


ALOR: Acceptable Levels of Risk

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in lgbt

These days, a lot of my conversations with clients and friends include talking about acceptable levels of risk (aka, “ALOR”). As things open back up, what kinds of risk are you comfortable with? Are you comfortable going to a restaurant? A bar? A barber shop?...

Love in the Time of COVID

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in Columns

The title of this column was inspired by the novel “Love in the Time of Cholera”, written by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, first published in Spanish in 1985 and in English in 1988. From my research, I discovered that seven cholera pandemics have occurred...

The New Normal

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in lgbt

In a pandemic, our old ideas about how life works no longer apply. We don’t know when or how this time of quarantining will end. Hell, we can’t even predict what will happen next week, so much is changing so fast. As a psychotherapist, it’s clear...