Your photos on your website don't look very much like your picture in Rock on the Wild Side. Are you really the same person?

Wayne in 1994Thanks for reminding me of the inexorable passage of time. After all, that book was published back in 1994. Since then I've gained some weight—but fortunately have now lost most of what I'd gained—turned much grayer (I'm now well into "salt-and-pepperdom"), and grown a beard, as opposed to the mere moustache I had back then.

I confess that I held on to the "clone look" somewhat longer than many. (It was a big part of my generation of American gay men.) And dig those big, funky spectacles! They're practically worthy of Elton John! Also, in case you're wondering what the photographer—a very nice guy who went professionally just by the name "Barry"—was aiming for in that photo, we had agreed to go for a "sexy but scholarly look." It's not for me to say whether we succeeded.

At any rate, if you look closely, you can see it's the same guy. No, I haven't changed all that much. The nose alone should be a dead giveaway.

Then again, maybe I'm not the same person that I was in 1994. Which brings us to our next question