{December 24, 2013}   Tis the Season

Merry Christmas everyone!
May tomorrow find you in peace and surrounded with love.

{December 3, 2013}   Homo-WHAT?

homophobia“Well, while you were in the bathroom, I sat down at this picnic table here in Bumblefug, Kentucky, and noticed that someone had carved that GOD HATES FAG, which, aside from being a grammatical nightmare, is absolutely ridiculous. So I’m changing it to ‘God Hates Baguettes.’ It’s tough to disagree with that. Everybody hates baguettes.”  -John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

“You could move.’ —“Dear Abby” responds to a reader who complained that a gay couple was moving in across the street and wanted to know what he could do to improve the quality of the neighborhood.” -Abigail Van Buren

“Remember, Jesus would rather constantly shame gays than let orphans have a family.”- Stephen Colbert

“What would my first sergeant do if he came across me and another girl getting it on? He’d want pictures. He’d want to join in. He’d want me and this other girl to double-team him right then and there. On the other hand, since most heterosexual men are homophobic and sexist, most straight guys figure gay men will treat them the way they themselves treat women- that is, like sex objects. And this freaks them the fuck out.” -Kayla Williams, Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army

“Well Democrat or Republican, gay, straight, transgendered or bi, we are all united by our love and respect of delicious, flavored vodkas.” -Wanda Sykes

“My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there praying for a man, and I’m giving them my share.” –LGBT News Facebook Post

“I dream of a day, when I am treated like a human being and not hated for loving someone.” LGBT News Facebook Post

“How many homophobes does it take to change a light bulb? None. They fear change- even if it means making the world a brighter place.” –

“Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood. This sets the stage for further repression and violence that spread all too easily to victimize the next minority group.” -Coretta Scott King

“The sad truth about bigotry is that most bigots either don’t realize that they are bigots, or they convince themselves that their bigotry is perfectly justified.” -Wayne Gerard Trotman

“I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead  and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” -President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, May  9, 2012, in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABC News. ( I know his views have wavered drastically when it comes to legalizing gay marriage. His opinions on the matter seem to differ depending on his audience or what benefits him at the time, such as during election and reelection times.)




{March 1, 2013}   Masochistic???


One of my all time favorite lines from a song is, “Yeah, you bleed just to know you’re alive…”. That’s from GooGoo Dolls song ‘Iris’. What a great tune!
One of my favorite things to do is beat on my punching bag. However, sometimes I don’t feel like taking the time to wrap my hands and don gloves. Sometimes I just want that raw feeling of my fist making contact with a semi-solid object. This takes us back to the previously mentioned song lyrics. I wouldn’t say that it feels good to bruise my hands or get canvas burn on my knuckles, but it makes me feel alive. It puts me in the moment. All of my worries and troubles disappear for the time being and the only thing I concentrate on is the pain, the burn, the crunch & crack.
Some people might consider this masochistic or self-harm, but the only thing I get out of it is peace and calming in my head.

{March 6, 2012}   *~Crisp Silence~*

Clear New England Winter Night

Ah! I welcome the
silence when it
comes into my mind.
Tis a rarity that my
fleeting thoughts are
quieted, that my mind
slows long enough to
appreciate the hush.
The silence welcomes
good thoughts to
permeate my thick
skull. Here and now,
not then, not next.
The red is lifted from
my eyes, I can see the
stars shining brightly
in the crisp night sky,
not a single one falling,
each one more brilliant
than the last. The
Universe is perfect this
evening, not a breeze
to stir the skeleton branches
on the maple tree. A
slight chill in the air
that keeps you grounded,
but not rooted, in reality.
The moon crawls gently
across the snow, making
it sparkle in the soft blue
light. The cold pricks my
lungs as I breathe in,
makes my breath linger
when I exhale. All is
alright in the woods

{March 4, 2012}   *~Dreaming Serenity~*

As calm as the surface of a pond
on a stale summer day.
Like the warmth from the sun
after a long, hard winter.
As relaxed as a newborn
sleeping on her mother’s chest.

Oh, how coveted are these feelings
Where competition morphs into partnerships
Where the raging rivers dwindle into streams
Ah, the joy of watching storm clouds part
Where the blue skies caress the horizon
Where couples walk hand-in-hand, happy, free
Oh, how I dream of days filled with joy
Where all of my worries are swept away
Where Angels sing out as I walk the path
Ah, the comforts of believing in a better tomorrow
Where the warmth of the sun will caress my soul
Where I will walk hand-in-hand
With the woman that I love, who loves me…

et cetera