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…"
"I would have to agree there, it is often heartbreaking but it really does improve their quality of life, especially if the family visits frequently. Having a 24 hour staff of professionals to make sure they get the care they need, and often some…"
"I worked as a certified nursing assistant in a nursing home for a couple of years. You have to understand my job description was changing adult briefs and helping assist in ADLs, I agree this is a big problem. The potential skin breakdown from not…"
"They are an easy disarm if the person is willing to be harmed to take it away from you. If they aren't willing it is tougher, some martial artists could probably do it. I think the best tool you have for disarming is surprise, if they already…"
"I can only trace the Fraser Scottish side back to 1700, too many people named Thomas Fraser who named their sons Thomas Fraser. The records I need haven't been digitized yet so there's still hope. The Buchanan side from my mother can be…"
"That is a LITTLE far! I shave my head myself now, but it would be fun to have a barber do it occasionally. There are a few expensive "gentlemen's lounges" that do headshaves. I'll need to save up my pennies.…"
"Bit of an update and another question:
- I weighed in at 150 lbs. today, so a gain of eight pounds so far. I know it's not gainz, but it's progress, and it seems like every one of those pounds has been a fight. But, as I said, progress.…"