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 4 till 6:00PM Eastern Time.
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)
"What's the intended topic here?
The naked form is universal, because clothes are cultural. Plunk down a man two millenia later (which is in a sense what happens with a sculpture!) in clothing of his day, and the image says to…"
Here's some "science!""I don't want get into the debate about climate change, but I simply want to point out that I think we in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here. Nobody…"
"He just wants to keep a profit. He doesn't care so he doesn't research. As long as he wins the fight in the halls and tables and rooms for his company, he doesn't give a damn. He's not in Venice where the water rises, he's…"
What you've related is the opposite of what I feel is part of what MKP is about: being available to the young to help initiate them into adulthood. I did have a similar experience to yours when I first contacted someone about the weekend…"
""what is your answer joe ?"
My answer is that rape in India, regardless of religious denomination, is rampant.
My other answer is that if you are truly member of ISKCON then one of your goals is to bring people to ISCKCON and to…"
"That was a unique mental detour. We don't rape as much as you think -- but "if everything is pleasure [...] why do you want to kill child?" (sic).
Everything isn't pleasure. Take this conversation, for…"