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…"
"Good brother you are Joe, and from where I'm standing - keep it up. Problem is not just now, if this persists then imagine his life 20yrs from now. It's definitely not too late for him to still have a full go at life, relationships etc.,…"
"So maybe I can verbally abuse the man the same way he does my sister and get him to take a swing, then have a round or two with the chump and then claim it was self defence?? Just kidding, if only. Here's the other thing mate - I know us…"
"Two 3yr old girls that still needs to see both their parents. I'm overseas and my folks are 8hours away from my sis, so he's always trying to use the kids to get to her which makes it difficult. Regarding a restraining order, he…"
"Thanks Rick, reckon we'll be doing that. While the divorce is still going on we're trying to minimise her contact with him (difficult with two 3yr old kids though) and trying to keep our side clean but at the same time now trying…"
"I re-read your post : you want to live inside the city ???? that will never happen on what you make NEVER ! you might find a lower priced place to live in Camden or Trenton and commute into the city , but you have to be a tough dude to live…"