These Colors Don’t Run

One of the things I’ve always felt is the hardest part of being gay is dealing with the perception of the gay community, within the gay community. Stereotypes exist for a reason. That’s a given. However, at some point, you have to laugh at them and you should never take them seriously. Part of the definition of a stereotype is, “fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing”. Basically, that means, it isn’t a real representation of something you are applying a type too, it is simply a generalized idea of something. That almost […]

Who Reads This Stuff?

Heck if I know, and to be honest, I don’t think anyone does. But, I so enjoy jotting my thoughts down and putting out the ideas of the things going on in my head. In a way it can also be seen as a therapy. It gives me a chance to look back and see what I was thinking. And yes, it can be very much like a journal (which I do maintain elsewhere on this site — ‘maintain’ being a very subjective word in this instance). Then there is the active art of just writing and trying to make […]

Music

While sitting here debating on what I want to do today, I decided I’d play some music. The idea just sounded like a nice thing to do. I started listening to what I had on last night. It was nice, relaxing, but I wanted something different. So, I typed in a couple ideas to the good ol’ music program I have, nothing was really calling to me. Then I decided I’d just go with one of my favorite artists. The music started playing…. I was suddenly whisked away in memories of a summer drive I took to Eastern Washington, maybe […]

Well-Travelled

Lately (aka the past several years), I have been brought into conversations where someone says something like, “You need to be well travelled to really understand [a perspective],” or “Those who are well travelled have a better grasp on what is happening [in the world or around them],” or “Until you’ve been to allot of places around the world [“well-travelled”] you can’t fully understand [some topic or another]”. Having a better idea of everything around you is always a good idea. Especially if you plan on educating others about whatever that idea is. But just because someone has travelled to […]