Exceeding Expectation's own George Blomme and Doug McClure were featured on WeddingWire.com in 2017. By: Dorian Block George Blomme, 82, and Doug McClure, 76, want to get married, but despite the legalization of same-sex marriage, they still can’t. In 1966, George, then 32, and Doug, then 26, met at a mutual friend’s holiday party. George was smitten when Doug followed up with a hand-written card in the mail. They have been together ever since despite the challenges of being
"I am in a room of veterans of a life I’m still figuring out." by Dorian Block Originally published in Scary Mommy The elevator is tight. It fits three people with walkers positioned just so, and two others, usually home attendants, as long as no one has a bag and everyone doesn’t mind touching. My pregnant belly, an unusual site around these parts, makes today’s squeeze even more snug. Silence as we ride up together. “Boy or girl?” a home attendant asks. A pregnant lady gets
Luis Cajigas died at age 87, on April 23, 2017. Luis shared his life with us for the past two years through the Exceeding Expectations project. Narratively shared his story with a wide audience in 2016 with our piece Spreading Nuyorican Pride From His Tricked-Out Tricycle Ride. DNAinfo also profiled him in 2016 here: El Barrio's "Rooster Man" Still Going Strong at 85 Here is our tribute to a man we came to love: Many of us spend time thinking about what it means to live well.