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…"
"Thank you. This photograph is part of my series on manliness. I was definitely inspired by this website and try to incorporate this kind of stuff into my photography in general. Im glad it invokes some feeling. "
"Incidentally, it drives my wife mad that I very much avoid rating/evaluating things. I don't know why, but I just relish being or savoring things. To rate the bite of food, the work of art, the outing, the anything just seems to make it more…"
"I've always had difficulty with such questions, as I really dislike rating/categorizing such. I somehow feel that doing so decreases from the value of other events. Additionally, I have a very difficult time comparing events as I feel they are…"
"I pretty much agree with all of this.
Another thing to add is that some of my best days didn't seem like it at the time but now I think back and wish I could relive every moment.
I recall one late summer/early fall day. I think I actually…"