Les Miz-Barack

Undoubtably the cutest thing ever placed on the ‘TUBE’  Its also the most ingenious representation of the campaign being re-energized. You know the lies are flying from every corner and now it’s up to us.  LETS GET GOING!

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So unlike the ‘SISTA’

There’s a hot new performer about to make a very big entrance in time to make this a memorable summer.  Her name is Solange Knowles.  Yes, the sister of the rump shaker herself.  Her sound is totally un-Beyonce. and that’s a very good thing.  It’s a throwback to the soul-pop of the late sixties and seventies and you’ll want to visit I-tunes and grab the entire album because its that good.

As usual, clic the pic and enjoy the hit.

Pass the flag on…

Via Kelly at Rambling Along in Life…. He’s started what’s become a yearly tadition. He posts a flag representing Pride and requests that all his visitors, (daily or just passing through) post it on their own blogs as a show of gay solidarity. However, this year he’s asked that all who participate tell the story of their own transition into the greater family of man.  The out ‘n proud GAY ONE.

In contemplating this, I again realized what I’ve always known.  Mine was a cake-walk when put up against the stories we all tell of this pivotal moment.  I was the son of two progressive NY’ers who each had gay siblings who were out; and proud of it, long before my 1973 debut into ‘the life.”

The pain I caused myself anticipating how to broach the subject with the fam, was eased by my father who knew what I was experiencing- since my first crush was sent to a Kabul to study for the summer and I wore a new groove into Carole Kings ‘So Far Away’; he made sure I knew he understood and still loved me. Made sure I kept myself physically safe from the rest of the neighborhood and assured me that Avi would return and life would continue. He did, and it did.

I am a proud gay man on this special day when my brothers and sisters on the left coast, get their civil rights recognized come this afternoon. HAPPY PRIDE

HUMP-DAY LEXX-ISMS

I’VE TRIED MY BEST OF LATE TO REFOCUS AND FIND SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN- OTHER THAN JUST MYSELF. THEN I REALIZED- IT WAS ALRIGHT; IT WAS ALWAYS THERE BEFORE ME WAITING TO BE FOUND AGAIN.

THESE ARE NOT ONLY MY FAVORITE QUOTATIONS… THEY’RE THE WORDS I STRIVE TO LIVE BY; AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE.

POST hoc ERGO propter hoc… LATIN FOR: after this, therefore- because of this

–Jed Bartlett, President of the U.S. (The West Wing)

Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.
— Zora Neale Hurston

A voice says, “Hi, hello, how are you?”
Well, I guess I’m doin’ fine

— The Rolling Stones, “Get Off of My Cloud”

 We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong.
The amount of work is the same.

— Carlos Castaneda

“Be Yourself” is about the worst advice you can give to people.
— Mark Twain

Whatever attitudes we habitually use toward ourselves, we will use on others, and whatever attitudes we habitually use toward others, we will use on ourselves. The situation is comparable to our serving food to ourselves and to other people from the same bowl. Everyone ends up eating the same thing–we must examine carefully what we are dishing out. 

Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem.
Most things are judged by their jackets.
— Baltasar Gracian

It is 10 times harder to command the ear
than to catch the eye.

— Duncan Maxwell Anderson

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
— Carl Sandburg
Don’t wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day.
— Albert Camus

When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone.
— Winston Churchill

Truth sucks. Fuck truth. Style is more important —how you do each and every little thing.

— Charles Bukowski
 If you can’t razzle them with dazzle, baffle them with bullshit.
— W.C. Fields

‘the photo was borrowed from a stellar post by [kicken tina]

“HEY BABE- all those droplets had to land somewhere; right?

 

 

put it on mute, Daddy!

Bea Arthur, Sally Struthers, Charlotte Rae and Katherine Helmond (& Abe Vigoda) in an amusing take-off of Carrie and the gurhls after the Depends go full price at Save-on!! Happy April  Fools Day! Enjoy.

Oh, C’mon! You knew this one was coming.

Is it just me, or are the squirrels in the park getting sneakier?
— Grace Adler

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A souce told MSNBC’s The Scoop that Will is definitely in the process of becoming a member, “He’s been getting more and more involved. And it isn’t just him, it’s definitely Jada, too.

Get the entire story over at d-listed

CIRCLE OF HAPPINESS leads to rebirth

Every man has seen the wall that confines his spirit.
— Alfred de Vigny

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I was walking down the curved steps that leave from my home, (while fishing some coin from my pocket to pay for the daily tabs that I enjoy along with my I-pod, coffee and the 1,1/2 hour train commute to work each day-) when I dropped my quarters onto the lawn. As I attempted to  retrieve ’em I noticed that something was going on just beneath the lingering frost and dead leaves I never swept-up this winter.  The crociis’  and tulips I’d toiled over in late October were starting to bud as they prepared to jump forth and reclaim the spring. 

It was shortly thereafter that I realized something rather amazing. I was re-awakening too.

Although we were once again spared a NY winter of too many deluging snow storms- the cold; wind; and lack of daylight had taken it tole and had made me more belligerent and short tempered than I’d stomach from any friend or lover. and yet here I stood, safe, happy, admired and sated.

I’ve passed through the maelstrom once again and after a simply dismal winter season in which I saw a 5 yr. relationship fail, the end of other friendships and the loss of my mother after her 81 years of life, I thought I wanted to live no longer.  But curling into a ball and waiting for an end wouldn’t come quickly or stop the molt.

I’ve survived it all. Stronger, wiser and smarter for the tumult. Due in large part to my family, my friends, a  huge workload and that cute dirty~Blond with the weirdly sexy uneven ‘stache that I just gotta know better before I get outta here for good.

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
— Milton Berle

As a testament to my ongoing growth and stalwart perseverance; I’m making this an aural post.  click the pic to get the hit.

and be sure to check out a new compatriot in the brotherhood of blogs, Lost in the Woods :yummy, but NSFW.