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The bell tolls…

Posted by on 8:15 pm in Hurtful episodes, Love | 4 comments

The bell tolls…

This week my gramma, one of the most important people in my entire life, started hospice care. People go in and out of it, so it isn’t a death knell per se; however, she has always been a powerfully intellectual and creative person. She was chugging along as her body failed her (when she could no longer draw or paint, she shifted to assembling and decorating doll houses, as well as making elaborate YouTube videos focusing on her own backstory/fan fiction for the Malfoy family in the Harry Potter universe). But now her mind is failing...

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7 years of DevonHunter.info!

Posted by on 1:00 pm in Positivity | 1 comment

7 years of DevonHunter.info!

Today is the seventh anniversary of writing my very first blog entry on this site… There are hundreds of entries here, and sometimes I peruse a few to remind myself where I have been (and why I’m glad to be where I am now). At any rate, I want to take a moment to reflect, because every seven years you are (quite literally) a new person. It takes seven years for all your cells to be replaced. In that way you are literally a different person today from the one you were seven years ago (except for your brain: Those cells don’t...

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Greg Plitt: Rest in Power

Posted by on 8:31 pm in Appearance, Positivity, Spirituality | 2 comments

Greg Plitt: Rest in Power

This winter has whisked away many people close to my friends and clients. I have been seeing many more reports than usual about the friends, family members, and pets of people I know “cutting the silver cord” (as someone I know said in a text to me tonight). A couple weeks ago I had an unexpected health scare myself (more on that later). Then my favorite fitness icon, Gregg Plitt (a real life superhero), was killed in a freak train accident. All this happened as I started re-watching The Walking Dead, a show that constantly...

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My detailed regimen

Posted by on 1:33 am in Appearance, Career Advice | 2 comments

My detailed regimen

So, if you have a body type similar to mine and want results similar to mine, here are some general guidelines for exercise, nutrition, and rest that might help you achieve that end. The link is always visible, though in fine print, at the bottom of every page on this blog (see the link entitled “Fitness & Diet”). From time to time I update this fitness info, in case it is helpful to anyone. Please note that I am still eating on an Intermittent Fasting schedule. As I have said repeatedly, diet is 75% of success in fitness, and...

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My impression of myself

Posted by on 8:27 pm in Identity | 5 comments

My impression of myself

This entry is going to be all over the place, because there’s a great deal going on lately that doesn’t feel connected (but I know it is somehow… I’ll improvise at the conclusion). The Michael Brown incident is currently triggering demonstrations all across the United States, now that a Grand Jury has decided not to indict Officer Wilson. Two weeks ago my friend, and former boyfriend, Shane passed away from heart and lung failure. One of my former high school students posted a picture of me from 2003 for Throw Back...

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zhè shì shén me?

Posted by on 3:09 am in Adventure and Rest | 2 comments

zhè shì shén me?

It’s new news on my blog, so many of you don’t know I started it (again); however, I have been using Rosetta Stone to learn Mandarin Chinese. I started it once back in 2005, but then I started teaching at Winthrop only two weeks after starting, and then everything happened with the credit card fraud in 2006. With all that turbulence, I completely shrugged it off for years. I always wanted to begin again, and now I finally have. What’s impressive is that the little bit I did learn way back in 2005 was still rattling around in...

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Thrown: Exodus from Canaan

Posted by on 12:02 am in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 emotions; however, that means some of them embarrass me. The style is very… immature. (That is being kind.)...

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Cosmos

Posted by on 10:24 pm in Positivity | 0 comments

Cosmos

I just finished watching the first four episodes of Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson, and I feel some bitter stabs of regret that I was never inspired by the beauty of science until now. This is especially disappointing, since my Grampa was a nuclear physicist. But we make our own way as best we can in a free society, and I will have to figure out a better means to express in my own language what I love about being a creative person who has come to understand some small portion of reality from my singular perspective. Hopefully that can be...

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Finally!!

Posted by on 12:20 am in Career Advice | 5 comments

Finally!!

For quite a long time I have been agonizing about the possibility of returning to video work to show potential clients the muscle mass I’ve finally gained after all these years. I mean I was really stressing myself out about the possibility of it all turning into yet another big shit storm, if I were to be cast. I don’t remember how many times I have written about how unhappy shooting porn makes me, but tonight I finally made a decision: I’m continuing forward without considering it as an option. It’s not, practically...

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Birthday 2014

Posted by on 12:18 am in Positivity | 14 comments

Birthday 2014

As the 14th anniversary of my 24th birthday winds down, I am very content and grateful. I was able to recreate a peaceful space on the patio because of my financial situation. I was able to share it with many friends and family whom I love and respect. I got all sorts of unforeseen goodies that have intrinsic and sentimental value beyond their price tags. I was in the thoughts of many people who think I don’t suck too badly at being a human. And I have a strong, healthy body, and a relatively sound mind. To quote my 12th grade English...

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