Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Morning Edition - 7/5/05

Bisexual? Yeah, right…
A new study set to publish in the journal of Psychological Science shows that men that profess to be bisexual are, in fact, ambivalent homosexuals that either don’t wish to be pegged as homosexuals or are unaware of their homosexuality. The study monitored the arousal rate of a group of men who identified as bisexual and rated them on a 0-to-6 scale with 0 being the least aroused and 6 being the most aroused. Most men in the study were almost exclusively aroused by depictions of male-on-male sex. Some researchers are saying the study needs to have a broader base before drawing these conclusions, but many gay men feel that this study validates their belief that most bisexual men are just trying to mask their homosexuality.

Here and Now; In Our Hearts Forever
Luther Vandross is dead at the age of 54. His career spanned over 20 years and positioned Vandross as the premiere balladeer of our era. Vandross suffered a massive stroke in 2003, just before the release of his Dance With My Father CD. He is said to have died with close friends and family by his side, but the cause of his death – outside of the tragic stroke of two years ago – were unknown. In 2003, Vandross contracted pneumonia and had to have a tracheotomy to help him breathe. Many in the media reported Vandross died then, but the reports were unfounded. Today all who appreciated the man and his music mourn his death and revere the man who brought us love with a beat behind it.

Flying Without Wings
Sometimes you have to endure great strife to learn to recognize and appreciate good things. The last two years were difficult ones for me. From relationship drama – recently recounted for the delight of gossip mongers on this very blog – to my growth-spurt inspired move from DC, close to two years ago, I have undergone a virtually complete emotional (even physical) transformation. This Independence Day I celebrated not only the freedom of our country, but my own freedom. My freedom from the paralyzing fears of success, my freedom from the crippling effects of bad relationships and my freedom from self-defeating body image issues. Today, I’m grateful for a new blossoming career, incredible new emotional partnerships and my new-found ability to see the positive. It’s not the final chapter in my book of life, but it’s that middle chapter where the book picks-up and gets hard to put down. I’m smiling with my heart today and for the first time in a long time, I’m not so surprised that the world is smiling back.

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Keep passin’ the open windows…

8 comments:

caspar608 said...

I personally cannot think of many more people who are more deserving of happiness than you.

KahluaLoverInVa said...

Cocoa - your "Flying Without Wings" truly made my heart smile this morning. May you continue to be blessed as I pray for that same sense of accomplishment and self-peace in my own life.

FREAKING RICAN said...

"Flying without Wings" Ohh, I can tell that Nicotine withdrawal is really getting to you! HEHEHE...
You Know I luv you! Reading your message shows me that you are definitely at a happier place in your life.

Jeanine said...

Cocoa you're flying without wings piece was truly inspiring. I'm so happy that you've found that peace and happiness. I am blessed to have also found that happiness that makes this thing called life an easier journey. Cheers to you!

Tammy said...

Cocoa baby...you are such an inspiration...I Love You. I truly feel blessed that I am one of the few out of billions on this earth who can call you friend.

Cocoa Rican said...

Thank you all... I assure you, I'm the lucky one. I honestly know that each of you has been placed in my life for a reason. You guys are the best!

KRISALMIGHTY said...

COCOARICAN...THE BOOK...WHAT A DELIGHTFUL READ!!. BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED BOOK COVERS TOO.

Cocoa Rican said...

OH Kris! With friends like you I can never go wrong. You make owning a mirror a crime!

LOL... luv ya'!