"Heaven has a road, but no one travels it; Hell has no gate, but men will bore through to get there."

Friday, November 20, 2009


who doesn't need one?

Thoughts of A Tribal Elder...

Do not forget your queer history and journey. Share it with young and struggling gay men- and do not forget the power of magic, the mysterious and the spiritual!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The America We Need-


He gets it- why not everybody else??

... and the Swivet is a pretty cool and literate blog!

Perhaps he should talk to New York State Senator Ruben Diaz who is currently rasing a ruccus among fellow Democrats for his opposition to a state gay marriage bill...

I would only remind the Senator who is apparently African American and Latino that minorities who oppose equality on all levels for GLBT people are simply racists.

It's a shame that our Left has never mastered the art of "religious zeal" to the extent that conservative Republicans have in order to champion a true and inclusive morality while defending its existence in a state of freedom. The Democrats need to re-explore the power of words driven by passion and not be afriad to display both. Without this, it's just one more plank knocked out of the platform Barack Obama is trying to hold steady on while he attempts to turn the world perhaps a bit too gently into the light.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Another pretty adorable and refreshing dream journey-

The Science of Sleep-

Michel Gondry gives us everything that American movies are not here with characters who are characters, nuance, playfulness, whimsy and yes- love! And both Ss are so cute as to be almost blissfully painful! The unique language-switching is also a refreshing European way to learn to speak by speaking, rather than by hearing alone and scribbling...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009



Karen Armstrong leans heavily on the distinction that Greek philosophers made between "logos" and "mythos" says Alain de Botton in the London Observer as noted in the October 9 issue of The Week. One mode of knowledge allowed an individual to function effectively in the everyday world, while the other addressed the pain and mysteries of life. Religion (properly) belonged in the same realm as art and music, and the practice of both art and religion was a means of "stepping outside of the norm for the sake of release and consolation" (and personal transcendence). A belief in the God of the ancients requires uncertainty, not unlike the condition necessary prior to the search for scientific proof of natural phenomena.

Childhood's Lost Wilderness...



Mark Cohen: Boy in Yellow Shirt Smoking, Scranton, PA, 1977