A funny thing happened on the way to my local fire department’s awards and recognition dinner last Saturday… four firefighter buddies and I built a completely new entryway for a senior pal’s house. After that, we peeled off our dirty work clothes and…
I was puzzled to find the following search that directed a visitor from Lidon, Utah, to a post on this blog titled, “Low Self Esteem, Insecurity, and Homosexuality.”
The search read, “sterotyping alpha male turns boys into gays.”
This search term can be interpreted several ways, but here is what I think, from the perspective of a married, masculine gay man —
The other day at work, I was orienting a new colleague to where things are around the office and was introducing him to staff and explaining what each of them do.
During our day, my colleague explained that his wife did such-and-such job like someone I had introduced him to. Then he turned to me and asked, “are you married?”
Him: What does your wife do?
Today marks two anniversaries in the lives of my beloved spouse and me… one of twenty years, and one of three weeks. What anniversaries?
Today marks the date when my temporary work-hiatus is done, and I’m back at work at my “old” job, doing what I love in the same place with the same people in the same downtown of my hometown.
It took a bit of finaggling to get here, but I’s here.
Those familiar with Lucchese Boots know that Lucchese makes three lines: Classics — handcrafted and most expensive; Lucchese 2000 — mostly roper styles nowadays and considered mid-line, and are machine-made in the USA; and this year, replacing “Lucchese 1883” they now offer “Lucchese Since 1883” — slightly different name for the entry-level of machine-made cowboy boots. And, not unexpected, the “Lucchese Since 1883” boots are …
Ooops, I got some organic/shmorganic yuppies upset. My spouse required more rabbit food (protein cereal grains) that is only sold at an organic market. While I was out and about running errands on my Harley today, I stopped by that market to get the grains my spouse asked for. Dressed like this:
I should have known… really… what would happen, especially when I rode up to the store and observed most vehicles parked in the store’s lot were hybrids.
It was my full leather that caught attention of some folks who…
I have often mentioned on this blog how fortunate I feel to have a large, raucous, and very loving, supportive family. It hurts my heart to read or see stories about families disowning sons, siblings, or uncles who are gay. I know that it has been a journey, transition, or evolution — whatever you want to call it — for some of my family to understand that their son, brother, uncle, or cousin is gay… met a man… built a home and a life together… then married when legally permitted.
What has been the family response to the news of our marriage (and practically, an elopement?)
Hot off the search engine, someone asked,
What’s up with guys that [sic] wear cowboy boots to work?
So, what’s up?
I played hookey yesterday and went for an annual motorcycle ride with a good friend who knows all the backroads and byways of our beautiful home state of Maryland.
Before the ride, my spouse looked at how I was dressed in jeans and Chippewa harness boots and said,