Friday, June 27, 2008
I've started listening to music again. And it's so much fun!
Now, I have very eclectic taste, when it comes to music. Classical of one sort or another is my usual fare through local public radio. But there is more than one public station in these parts. But there is also Itunes. Remember, I have teenagers. And one of their Ipods is on my computer. And, my girls love both all the contemporary fare of the day, plus Broadway, some classical, etc.
So, right now, I'm listening to "Phantom of the Opera" (soundtrack from the movie). Wish I had a sub-woofer. Lately I've also been through "West Side Story" and "Wicked." Of course, there has been some meditative aboriginal flute music, a little bit of rock-n-roll, and at least one good, strong chorus of "I'm coming out."
Don't forget the Anonymous Four, and Chanticleer (for you, raybobbear - oh, please send me some Baroque suggestions). Ur-Spo, could you suggest some opera?
What do you like? Why let my teenagers do all the downloading?
My turn, now. Please get this gay boy up to speed.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Mine eyes that are enamored of things fair
And this my soul that for salvation cries
May never heavenward rise
Unless the sight of beauty lifts them there.
Down from the loftiest star
A splendor falls on earth,
And draws desire afar
To that which gave it birth.
So love and heavenly fire and counsel wise
The noble heart finds most in starlike eyes.
Michelangelo c. 1534
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
His surgery, normally outpatient, has meant an over-night stay for him. Thank you GOD! He is a terrible, incorrigible, grumpy, and very impatient, patient! He gets so needy and yet so demanding. When I'm around, he wants to do it all himself; when he has a hard time of it, it's all my fault. When a friend comes to visit, he's helpless, all of a sudden.
He has the innate skill to push all my buttons, jerk all my chains, rub everything the wrong way.
I'm proud of myself; all those years of therapy haven't been for naught. I did not kill him. In fact, I did very well.
I'm so glad to be home!
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
It is more than just "same sex attraction", but we know that seems to be the big presenting issue, the symptom (if you will) of being gay. If we cannot precisely define it, how might we describe it?
I will be coming out to my teenage children. Without giving too much information about sex (they may have way too much as it is), how do I define, describe, delineate, talk about, help-them-understand what it means to be gay.
We know how to do gay, how do we be it? And what do we say about it?
Your thoughts, ideas, comments, resources are invited. Please.