Trust is an Aphrodesiac

I started ballroom dance lessons for poise, aerobic exercise, and gross motor skills. After three or four months, as I gained confidence, I was shocked that I was picking up an entirely different vibe. Something spiritual, something visceral, primordial. Something unexplainable. I spent my summer talking to people, listening to their stories, especially people that … Continue reading Trust is an Aphrodesiac

Setting Off Gaydar .

Through AirBnB, I have made a friend in Orlando. He is unable to drive so he rides a bike or takes buses everywhere. When I spend the night, I try to help him run difficult errands or enjoy a dinner out someplace he doesn't normally get to go. Like every one of my AirBnB hosts, … Continue reading Setting Off Gaydar .

Solving the Puzzle 1.0, Caring

I've proposed the puzzle of pursuing an independent woman, a woman that doesn't need a man. Now, with no earthly experience to draw upon, and nothing more than common sense to guide me, I will propose my first attempted solution. After decades of counseling, marriage counseling, productivity and team building seminars we all know that … Continue reading Solving the Puzzle 1.0, Caring

An Impossible Puzzle

This summer has been an exercise in thought and discovery. Hour and hours (and hours and hours) alone in my head, riding on 2-lane highways, listening to Barry White croon “I'm not braggin' on myself baby”. Thinking about my past and my future; my goals and my accomplishments; my joys and my sorrows. Thinking about … Continue reading An Impossible Puzzle

Hurricane: Duck & Run .

To my many friends: Thank You for you heartfelt worries. YES, I'm watching the weather and our unexpected visitor: Hurricane Matthew. I'm in Charlotte, NC. Visiting a "town square" example of New Urbanism and riding the rails on their transit system. (Red Star on Map) I was supposed to go to Charleston and onto Savannah … Continue reading Hurricane: Duck & Run .

New Urbanism: Give the People What They Want

We know that food photographers have a stable of tricks to fool the viewer. That appealing ice cream is really mashed potatoes sprayed with olive oil. Those cheerios are lying in thinned out glue or yogurt, certainly not milk. And that stack of pancakes is probably swimming in photogenic but inedible motor oil, because it … Continue reading New Urbanism: Give the People What They Want