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)
"You don't have to post blatantly NSFW content to get yourself booted. You could just close your account on your own.
Maybe you still have time to delete it before Brett sees it. I'm sure he's been alerted."
"Also whether promiscuity is bad is purely based on the moral beliefs of the individual. I was attempting to argue that the negative results of promiscuity are bad, unwanted children and stds. If you always take the perfect precautions I suppose…"
"Religious sexual morality doesn't "complicate the issue" any more than does libertine sexual amorality. Both are simply values systems that people personally choose to live by. Both are merely voluntary personal values of…"
"Afraid not. Teaching risk management in sexual activity inherently embarks on morality ... not mere "mechanics and biology".
Some would prefer that risk management be taught by use of latex barriers in inevitable premarital sexual…"
"I'll relate it to IT. The safest way against virus(STD)/Trojan(pregnancy) for a PC is to take it off the internet completely(absitinance). Reality says that this just isn't goign to work. So you setup protection programs, you teach your…"