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 10pm till 11:00PM 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)
"You are most welcome! :-)The interview never fails to put a smile on my face. He was such a gentle soul. True till the end.It's one of several videos I've edited. Fred Rogers is a hero to me and I've been editing videos to help keep…"
"History has always been a great interest of mine, so this is something I have given some thought and practice to. I often look at history as a sort of deep time psychology. Psychology, anthropology, and sociology are able to look at limited temporal…"
I decided to put this question in the main forum, because if it was in a group like The History Buffs, there would be a smaller audience. Because everyone learns history at some point in his education, it is a matter that could be of interest to almost all members and not just a select few.So we all have learned some form of history in school, from local to national to the histories of far off lands and times. What is it that we learn from people of bygone places and times? There are some…See More
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I am a lawyer. It took for years of college and three years of law school. I loved being in school. Your career has to…"
"Providing goes under responsibility which is a virtue for women and men alike. But there is masculinity and femininity. And those things set the genders apart. Thats not the same as manliness
Masculinity is to a big degree a physical thing. If i…"
"Iam far away from earning six figures, but i made the transition from beeing a blue collar worker towards beeing a office worker.
Alltogether both sides do have their disatvantages and advantages. I made the change for a multitude of reasons. Some…"
"I don't know what you mean 'more' masculine. What is more masculine than providing a good living for your family? Manliness doesn't come from what you do, it's more than that. I know really manly business…"
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""Koreans are not enslaved."
I think that you're just thinking about South Korea there Will. From all the reports I've seen North Koreans are enslaved by their own government pretty damn well. If Koreans were some…"