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About the Author.
In his seafaring days.
PAUL HAMPTON CROCKETT is an artist and attorney (you figure it out!) living in his crazed but wonderful hometown of Miami, FL. He practices with The Crockett Law Firm there, focusing on probate and estate planning, as well as the representation of the legal rights of sexual minorities and the growing number of people affected by HIV. He has been HIV-positive for at least double as many years as he has fingers, and remains active in community-based organizations, public education, and advocacy as he is able.
He has also had published numerous newspaper and magazine columns dealing with the legal concerns of sexual minorities and people with HIV, articles for the Florida Bar, and self-published, along with his late companion Scott Gillen, Gay Law 101, a book on the subject of gay and lesbian legal rights. His second book, HIV Law: A Survival Guide to the Legal System for People Living with HIV, was published by Random House in 1997 and widely acclaimed.
Crockett’s journey as an always-learning, self-taught artist was fueled into fully inspired madness following his HIV diagnosis. Something about having a “fatal disease” wiped away all obstacles to an innate need, always carried within, to make as huge a mess as possible, with color. His work has remained driven by that sense of urgency and a hunger to see and express, given fresh impetus from time to time by the reliable occasional trauma. The paintings have been well-loved, locally and beyond, and the general consensus is that they appear to be art. Some of his work is occasionally showcased right here!
His partner in life is the famed brilliant eccentric, Alan Langdon. They live with their wondrous cat Hoppers and (from time to time) numerous guests from around the world in their extraordinarily green little Havana compound, viewable at http://lostreefcottage.net/ and http://www.welcometothemission.net/ They often feel fortunate to have found one another, and to call home such a rare and beautiful slice of the only planet they (despite some conversation to the contrary) have ever seriously considered living upon.
He has also posted online several chapters from his book chronicling his own personal experience of the immediacy of the angels and love after death, titled Death is an Impostor. They can be read at http://deathisanimpostor.com
He wishes to express his profound gratitude for the constant love and support of his family through the sweet and the unthinkable, is more proud than he can say of his 5 nephews and most singular niece, and the friendships that are his treasure.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, usually!
Thank you for stopping by.
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Author Archives: PHC
Wainwright Park III (Calm after the Storm) 1992 P. Crockett In the wake of ferocious Hurricane Andrew, piles of broken branches and debris lay about Miami’s bayside Wainwright Park. Chaos, it seemed. But beauty remained. And if it was so … Continue reading
The Breakwater P. Crockett
The incoming first family of the United States of America. Tears stream down my face, with happiness. I am a mess! and I know I am not alone. We love them already, and our relationship has only just begun. We … Continue reading
Return to the Bay Oil on Canvas
From Different is Special Denise Molini “Those people are DIFFERENT!” Hmm, love them or kill them? Foolish though the question may sound, this is is no joke. My friend Denise Gibel Molini has written, illustrated, and posted online a wonderful … Continue reading
Have you heard the term “old soul?” Does the phrase make any sense at all to you, or might its meaning be obvious? Have you ever looked into a baby’s eyes and been stunned to see them not only looking … Continue reading
Thanks in large part to the dedication and assistance of my exalted friend Denise Gibel Molini, http://www.thepowerofbeing.net/ I am proud to announce that some of my latest book, Death is an Impostor, is up and running online, for your enjoyment. … Continue reading
When you put something “out there” on the Internet, you have no idea where it might wind up. Among the friends who received the above email was one who lives in New York City, a gifted man working as … Continue reading
This photo was taken Sunday afternoon out on Key Biscayne, where I am set up just before the third bridge, by U.M.’s Rosenstiel School of Marine Studies. It’s my second sitting, but the first was pretty much washed away by … Continue reading