Today, November 27, 2016 is the 38th anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Bernard Milk on November 27, 1978. If he were alive today he would be 86 years old.  To think of all that could have happened had he and Alan Turing lived out a full lifespan, providing hope and technology to make our world a better place. EVER I SAW TOUR FACE and the series 8008 gives them just that chance.

Both Harvey and Alan had difficulties in their romantic relationships, which is covered thoroughly in their biographies. But they are simply great for each other. Alan needs someone he can talk with about his math and science interests and it just so happens Harvey was a math minor and high school math teacher who used advanced math in jobs such as an actuary. Harvey as a busy politican needs a love who can do well alone for long periods of time and it turns out that that is exactly Alan’s best working style!

They also share a common sense of humor, equally powerful drives for intimacy, and love boats, music, flowers, adventure, new experiences, and fun times in the kitchen! Harvey’s outrageous extroversion is well balanced by Alan’s quieter and more careful introversion. In addition they both love silly and witty banter, going to the movies, playing in the water, chilling at the beach, and being out and proud!

Clearly a Harvey-Alan affair is a match made in heaven. Harvey and Alan are both kind, loving and caring people who would do anything to keep their lover happy. This time, however, it will be a two-way street in which each of them both gives and receives love and support. After all that they went through, noble Alan and awesome Harvey, who had such tough lives, can now find a kind of passionate happiness they both so richly deserve!

This blog is intended to introduce you, a potential reader, to the novel about this love affair which has many different dimensions to it, but at its backbone it is about the beautiful love of two beautiful people and how that love can change the world for the better. Thanks for reading!

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Remembering Harvey

Q: How did you remember Harvey on the anniversary of his death?

A: We just happened to be meeting up with friends at a New York style Deli. To my delight I noticed that they served Egg Cream. I first heard of this New York specialty in my childhood reading Louise Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy. To the uninitiated, an Egg Cream contains neither egg nor cream but rather chocolate syrup, milk, and fizzy water. But after all these years, even making a joke about it in the novel series, I had actually never tried one. But for the sake of Harvey, I was determined, but was not entirely sure what to expect.

The waitress set it before me, a tall glass filled to the brim with frothy goodness.At the first sip I exclaimed out loud that how could I  have  been missing this my whole life! It reminded me of a personal favorite of mixing fudge ripple ice cream with ginger ale (I’m so much more healther these days!). And as I sipped and sipped, I hoped that Harvey, somewhere in the ethers, was enjoying it with me.

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Harvey’s Special Pancake

Alan’s Sponge Cake

Why Harvey and Alan Are Meant for Each Other


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In the Navy

Both Harvey and Alan have deep roots with the Navy.

  1. Little Alan in the photo above is forced to wear uncomfortable sailor clothing.
  2. Alan’s parents met on a ship.
  3. Both of Harvey’s parents were in the Navy.
  4. Harvey served in the Navy during the Korean war and was also a diving instructor. Every day he wore his special double dolphin Navy brass buckle.
  5. Alan Turing’s greatest codebreaking feat was cracking the Naval Enigma. It was complicated by eventually requiring 4 out of a possible 8 rotors and could only be fully cracked with the possession of special bigram tables, sets of random letters that were added to the encode message indicators.
  6. Alan loved sailing and traveled by boat several times to the US.
  7. The Muppet Show’s version of The Village People’s In the Navy aired in  September/October 1980 and features Viking Pigs. Alan was of Danish/Scandanavian ancestry on both sides and learned both Norwegian and Danish.
  8.  During World War II there were special U-Boats known as Milch-Cows  that serviced other U-boats by supplying them with fuel, ammunition, etc. Harvey’s last name was originally Milch and that was also considered as his true surname by Harvey. Harvey also owned a special cow figurine named Milky.


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Mathematical Knitting with Alan

How Did Alan Turing Break the Enigma?

Alan’s Sponge Cake