The United States is a big country and what passes for acceptable behavior among males varies. In some places two men hugging is not only acceptable but expected. In others anything more then a slap…Continue
Writing, gardening, and art.
Radio host on WRSU 88.7 FM where I do a Gay community affairs radio show - www.wrsu.rutgers.edu Thursdays 1pm till 2pm EST.
I enjoy tea and friends to hang out with.
I'm presently reading 'Tis by Frank McCourt,
Mutants edited by Isaac Asimov Martin H. Greenberg and Charles G Waugh, and the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius.
I like classical, Punk, Hardcore, Jazz and Bluegrass.
A strange thing happened to me today.
I saw a big thundercloud move down over Half Dome, and it was so big and clear and brilliant that it made me see many things that were drifting around inside of me; things that relate to those who are loved and those who are real friends.
For the first time I know what love is; what friends are; and what art should be.
Love is a seeking for a way of life; the way that cannot be followed alone; the resonance of all spiritual and physical things...Friendship is another form of love -- more passive perhaps, but full of the transmitting and acceptances of things like thunderclouds and grass and the clean granite of reality.
Art is both love and friendship and understanding: the desire to give. It is not charity, which is the giving of things. It is more than kindness, which is the giving of self.
It is both the taking and giving of beauty, the turning out to the light of the inner folds of the awareness of the spirit.
It is a recreation on another plane of the realities of the world; the tragic and wonderful realities of earth and men, and of all the interrelations of these.
(Ansel Adams from a letter to his brother Cedric, June 10th, 1937)
"There are often opportunities with change.
If the I groups are "tribes" then perhaps a monthly gathering of the tribes (I Groups) would create the community men are looking for. I'd be cool offering my place for gathering. Also I…"
"Sorry for the ludicrous delay in responding. "Being a college town, rents are high even for dumps, so I don't see this sort of collective house sustaining itself for very long."
Houses have gone on for years. Kids who move out tend…"
"As a non American I hesitate to comment but it seems to me that Trump incites hatred of people, individuals, races religions that he personally dislikes. This is not behaviour suitable to a leader of a country, and above all a country with such a…"
"The OP was about politics. Politics the exact realm where speech and debate *should* be the most heated. You're complaining about leftwing papers printing rabid opinion pieces? A play portraying Trump being assassinated? Ted Nugent getting…"
"Eating dead things is gross, right? But eating things that are still alive is grosser. Since everything is either dead or alive, eating is gross. Not just yogurt, cheese, and meat. I'm talking salad here."
"If you have to imagine what other people are really thinking -- that people who support free speech and courtesy are secretly opposed to free speech and want safe spaces --
If you need a false dilemma -- that the only two alternatives are to…"
It's just seems natural that Art of Manliness should have a barbershop group. My intent of this group is to gather and share general thoughts and experiences concerning barbershops. Anything from a good barbershop that you have found to pictures and stories of shops you have visited to discussing anything barbershop. See More