The Dance (2003)
Jun10

The Dance (2003)

Something that I have secreted away on the blog is going to start getting a bit more attention from me: The butterfly button at the top of the right column once took you to my site, where you could then look at the videos and other materials kept there. When I took that video site down, I decided to keep my logo button for visual symmetry within the blog’s current layout. But that means the button needed to do something else! It...

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Nailed it!
Sep06

Nailed it!

Lately I have been roiled with feelings of inadequacy. I mean, truly shitty feelings. I’ve not felt this bad in YEARS, and I had forgotten exactly how powerfully awful my emotions can get. I don’t take for granted the many consecutive years of happiness I enjoyed, and I really need to get back to that place where I was content and brimming with gratitude. I am not in full-blown depression, but I have come closer these last...

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JalinePol W: brilliant artist

I absolutely LOVE Chicago! What a wonderful city – no wonder I have consistently heard such nice comments about it. The streets are clean, there is no litter to speak of, the lake is beautiful, the food is good, the shopping is excellent, the people are friendly, and I just went into the most tasteful art gallery I have ever seen. The artists there are just spectacular. If you get a chance, you really must visit Atlas Galleries...

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Black dancers don’t make any money?

Perhaps this isn’t the case where you live? But I’m working throughout Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. I can speak only from my own experience… I know several gorgeous dancers of color. Some are Latino, one is Asian, and the remaining are African American. Most of the Latinos do very well, and so does the Asian. I frequently hear complaints from those who are Black, or some mix thereof. I cannot speak...

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Well, fuck you too…

I went to a very large party today for the first time in I don’t know how long. There must have been almost 100 gay men there, nearly all of whom were upstanding professionals in their 40’s – 60’s. Essentially it looked like I was walking into a gay bar frequented by older gentlemen, and that the club just happened to be at someone’s house. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. As soon as I saw...

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Corresponding from the he(art): My Target Audience

Dear Devon, You are a genius.  Your life and you living it as reflected in your blog is ART.  Thank you so much for sharing this art with the world, even though I am not, perhaps, your target audience. Sincerely, Jennifer*  *Explorer of the Farthest Reaches of The Internet, Lover of Men, Maleness, and Man-love in all its permutations. Dear Jennifer, I am sitting here stunned at your email. This is one of the kindest notes anyone has...

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Aphids suck. Butterflies kiss.

I want to take a moment to make another distinction between entertainers and strippers. I know that dancers often have the reputation for using people. On the one hand I would say, “Yes, there are dancers who hustle a hard game.” However, it takes two to tango, so it could also be said that you get what you pay for. My point is this: Whereas a gold diggin’ strippa will pump you for all you’re worth, leave you...

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