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

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Faces of Forbes...

No matter who she is, she always scares me-
in the best way possible!


"Just because Jesus and I agreed to see other people doesn't mean that we don't talk from time to time."

Lafayette from True Blood

Saturday, May 29, 2010



Circle Of Life...

It's a sunny shiny sparkly weekend of glistening blue-green waters and white-capped waves in Chicago... memorializing both the Leather Scene and the dead... too close of a comparison for me. Just not my scene and reeking of the past, fetishism, ghettoization and darkness to the point of disrespecting the past by overdosing on it. I wanna know where these live boys go to celebrate sunny holidays as it certainly isn't here. The all-American boys seem to all reside in Europe... more light please- and more sex as resurrection and community in our future.


Thursday, May 27, 2010



Down with the Tea Baggers (who don't even know their name is sooooo GAY!)...
No more Joe the Plumbers... Forget Sarah Palin... Glen Beck... even Obama-





Katie Melua



Pino Donaggio

We need to embrace the young, the vibrant, the growing in all things...
The thoughts of old people- or at least old souls- are killing our world!


Sleeping with younger people is only classified as abusive in a society which does not understand sexuality and elevates violence in all its forms above the practice of love.
Be of good cheer

And take heart-

We are coming for you.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Roger- the Good Man

Tribal Elder not consigned
To forest fires, rising spirits
And shamanic dreams...
Practice, patience and healing
Shadow his life-weathered countenance.
Sorrow and joy covered under black leather jacket
Scarred with kisses of blood, beer
And the angry pain of revolt-
Gender fucked! and standing for freedom-
Lady Liberty-like in drag
Documenting the action now
As film-maker and chronicler
Claiming both the ancient and the new
In queer and shared history.
Working with mortal life's passion
With the abyss hot on his heels
To solve the telling and vital riddle
Of family and Community-
Just who is in truth included?
Gemini Twin, but far too lyric to be confined.
Completed rather,
Like a shiny, silver, luminous cock ring-
A living Ouroboros
And chosen Archetype,
He defeats retreat by advancing
To complete the Circle of Life.
He bears meaning and memory
On his back for his time
And on to us this day
Through his own magick-
God's eternal rhyme.

cjk 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is in itself to succumb to the violence of our times.

Thomas Merton


Above all else...

"Keep buggering (fucking) on!"

Winston Churchill


for the "land of the oppressed, and home of the fearful..."

Plato's Republic: This book taught me above all the connection of the mechanics of politics and human nature to invisible but eternal ideals of justice and liberty.

The Federalist Papers by Hamilton, Madison & Jay: This book taught me the necessity of balancing the powers of government against themselves to assure that those governed retain their liberty against one monolithic state. *As a tiny extra, include George Washington's simple but elegant Farewell Address- more than prescient considering his two main points foreign and domestic which remain the bain of our republic's existence: unnecessary foreign entanglements and excessive partisanship, both subjugating the common good to quests for power and endangering our future survival.

The Road To Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek: This book convinced me of the complete failure of a world view of economic interventionism and the importance of individual liberty in the era of modern centralized government power whether at home or abroad.

In Defense Of Freedom by Richard Weaver: The single most influential book of my academic education which raises up the individual against the power of the state by illuminating the concept of freedom in a way that ties together politics, philosophy, religion and the social good- utterly brilliant- and I return to its ideas again and again as it (in a similar way to the best of Hayek) elevates a more "libertarian" political economy above the conservatism of our day which is dominated by excessive corporatism, militarism and religious fundamentalism.

Shakespeare: The Invention Of the Human by Harold Bloom: This book is a more recent favorite as it explores all the plays of William Shakespeare to define the quintessential Western personality comprised of the need for freedom, spiritual meaning and personal intellectual examination of the self and the world to influence decisions.