A Warm Feeling About Snow
I’ll be the first to admit that as a Puerto Rican man born in August, snow is one of my least favorite things. Tonight, a large group of us will embark on a trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania where we’ll take on snow, crackling fire chats and some much needed partying. A very special thank you to Evelyn M. for coordinating an event that allows us to escape the stresses of NYC life to a winter wonderland. So let’s have fun and create some memories we can look back on when things get hot back in the Apple.
Sharing Of Yourself; The Risky Plunge
As we get older we find it difficult to share of ourselves with others. I believe the hustle-and-bustle of our everyday lives, combined with the emotional bruising of different relationships leaves us putting up shields. Unfortunately, these shields sometimes prevent us from experiencing life. In December I had some eye-opening experiences that made me make a radical decision. I would live my life without apology and enjoy it. Tomorrow really isn’t promised and the thought that I would live-out my days safe from being hurt, but missing out on everything that makes life worth living, took me to a new point in my life. Since then, I’ve still had those scary moments when that inner defensive voice warns me to steer away from someone or hold back what I feel in a situation, but I’ve fought the voices, I’ve lived with openness and in turn, I’ve felt an emotional rejuvenation that even through physical exhaustion, makes me feel healthier and freer than I’ve felt in years. As we celebrate body beautiful 2006, I’ll share my biggest confidence builder – knowing that win or lose; embarrassment or unabashed passion; I’m living. …hope this tid-bit serves to help you in your challenge.
Long Story Short
Slugger faced his fears and took some inspiration from yours truly to do what he’s wanted to do for years – get a sexy piercing. The new nipple jewelry looks great, but more important, it makes him feel sexier than ever. Clent aka J’Moo posted a blog comment yesterday that all should take a moment to read. He will be participating in GMHC’s AIDS Walk 2006. The undertaking helps folks battling AIDS get help through the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. To donate as little as $1, please visit his sponsor sheet at http://aidswalknewyork2006.kintera.org/clentjones Congratulations on taking on such a noble cause. Carlos C. visited Puerto Rico last week and returned Tuesday night. His visit was a much needed vacation after a difficult year that included two intensive care hospital stays. Kent, Kent, Kent… yes, every now and again you come across a character quite your opposite that intrigues you into wanting to know more… about them and yourself. Quite the beautiful, intelligent and passionate red-bone brotha, Kent is that deep breath after a long stay under water. Dava B.! Yes, Dava the Diva is a new member of the blogger family and one that is not to be trifled with. My new buddy is quite the firecracker… and a class act to boot. I’m charmed. …looking forward to catching you out on the slopes – or by the fire, knowing our ski skills. Finally, happy birthday momma Yeldell! I know, I’m slightly late, but good Lord, “Ize here!”
Our parents are complicated creatures. As we grow older we sometimes stumble across information about our parents that has been deeply buried. Now uncovered, this information sheds new light on who our parents are and why they may have made some of the decisions they’ve made. What one thing have you uncovered about one (or both) of your parents that has painted a clearer picture of who they are today and why they made some of the decisions that baffled you in earlier years?
Keep passin’ the open windows…