Happy Birthday, you can get married!
Jun26

Happy Birthday, you can get married!

Spoiler Alert: Dark and heavy existential crisis ahead. Go elsewhere, if this isn’t what you want right now. I’m leaving Sunday for a week in Scotland. I very much look forward to being there. I need a break from reality. If you continue reading, you might understand better why I crave escapism at the moment. I haven’t blogged consistently for years. At first I felt I had nothing new to say: I didn’t think it...

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RIP Gramma

Requiescat in Pace September 11, 1930 – March 27, 2015

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Thrown: Exodus from Canaan

This is another entry for The Gospel According to Anteros, and it will be filed under Old Testament/Lamentations. In the introduction I state that the poems will be presented “in their (nearly?) original form.” I wrote that as an apology: Some of these entries are from when I was much younger. On the one hand, I want to present the works as I wrote them, because that is when they were responses to my fresh memories and...

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The Tiny Life

So, there is something of a dream that is quickly becoming an obsession… I mentioned it at the end of 2009/2014, Then/Now, the entry comparing my fitness levels across five years. I eventually want to have a tiny house that is carbon neutral, waste free, off the grid, sustainable, and harmoniously incorporated into its setting. I want enough land to do my own gardening, and I want chickens, goats, and bees. I want no lawn: All...

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Spinning the Wheel
Mar19

Spinning the Wheel

(Note: Do not play the bets listed here. They are far too complex to manage in real life at a crowded casino. Instead look at the strategy mentioned in Risk & Reward.) I do love a good George Michael reference! So, not that I intend to turn into a professional gambler, but I do love solving riddles. At least that is how I think of games. Chess, in particular, is a favorite of mine (though I cannot claim to be any good at it…...

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Hana-kwanza-yula-mas already??
Dec20

Hana-kwanza-yula-mas already??

How can it be Yule already??? Didn’t I just blog about Yule not long ago? Honestly, time is just being obnoxious now, running away that quickly. It seems that 2012 is about to end, and I didn’t realize it had already raced by… So… on the longest night of the year, remember that the light is already returning. The days will be getting longer now. So, no matter how dark and cold life sometimes seems (especially...

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Doughnuts and Apples make me so happy!
Nov26

Doughnuts and Apples make me so happy!

I had to go to the hospital last night. I went to the ER to get stitches, because I dropped my Apple iPad on my face while lying back and reading it. I extended my arms to stretch them, turned the device to hold it at a better angle, and it fell out of my grasp. The corner landed between by eyebrows and gave me a 1-inch vertical cut down almost to the bone. It was pretty nasty. I almost lost my eye, but thankfully all of this should...

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Cathode Azure: Grand opening and free porn! YAY!
Nov10

Cathode Azure: Grand opening and free porn! YAY!

Tonight I will be dancing at Cathode Azure, the newest gay dance club in Charlotte, NC. I went last night, and it really is clean and beautiful. The people were friendly and happy, the music is good, the decor is modern and fresh, and it had a vibrant energy. As you might expect from the name (azure = sky blue), everything is blue and/or has a quality of being light/airy/sky. White accent pieces (i.e. clouds) reflect the blue lighting...

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Glittering Facets & The Light
Aug08

Glittering Facets & The Light

You are a jewel. You are made of an amalgamation of star dust, formed under the various pressures of your life, carved to perfection by those experiences. You radiate the light of your personal inspiration… if you allow your brilliance to pass through and out of yourself to the rest of the world. That was a pretty little metaphor, wasn’t it? Different parts of us do shimmer into view at different times… Yes, you are a...

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JP Barnaby: Little Boy Lost, blog tour
Jul09

JP Barnaby: Little Boy Lost, blog tour

Little Boy Lost is a coming of age story about two teenage boys—Brian McAllister and Jamie Mayfield—growing up gay in rural Alabama. The six book series chronicles their lives as they navigate through peers, parents, and porn, desperately searching for the perfect combination of circumstances in which they can be together. Through their journey, they find friends, pain, acceptance, loss, and most importantly, themselves.   Devon...

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