Dignity; Save Your Breath and Show Me
Dignity is defined as the quality or state of being worthy, honored or esteemed. I define living with dignity as the quality in someone to prove they live with honor and through their actions, earn the esteem of others. My friend "Clarice" is living with dignity. After discovering that her ex-husband was ill and not being cared-for properly, "Clarice" stepped in to care for him and help him get help. For the record, "Clarice" is in a happy and healthy relationship at present, so watching her story unfold has taught me a valuable lesson in living with dignity. The ability to have your actions show your true worth. Today, I say a tri-fold prayer:
1. Lord, restore her ex-husband to health. May your will bring peace to him.
2. Give strength to "Clarice" and rejuvenate her spirit through this trying time
3. Thank you Lord. Thank you for placing people in my life that live with dignity and through their actions teach me to do the same.
Happy New Year 2007! Now Put That Thing Out!
Washington, DC will join New York and other communities with smoke-bans in night clubs. DC will be smoke-free as early as January 2007. Though opponents of the new legislation allege the smoke ban will keep patrons away, many disagree and say that non-smokers who stayed away from bars and clubs because of the smoke will now make their way back to these establishments. It is estimated that there are twice the number of smokers in the gay community than there is in the straight community. Smokers, grab your coats and get ready to brave the elements.
For Future Reference
A basic discussion with a fellow blogger yesterday proved that many of you may not be familiar with certain terminology and should quickly be brought up to speed on what words mean and how to use them appropriately:
Passive Partner: This is the partner that is on the receiving end (is being penetrated) during a sexual encounter. So to say, "He is primarily passive," would indicate he prefers being penetrated.
Aggressive Partner: This is the partner that is on the giving end (is doing the penetrating) during a sexual encounter. So to say, "He prefers being the aggressive partner," means this person prefers to penetrate his partners.
Versatile: An individual that feels equally comfortable as the passive or aggressive partner.
We'll work on other terms as it becomes necessary.
Interracial Relationships…How does a person’s culture affect their interactions in an interracial relationship? In your opinion, what are the pitfalls of interracial relationships? Do interracial relationships say that participants are not comfortable with who they are and their own culture?
Keep passin' the open windows…