A rude awaking

Yesterday, I had an awakening on my health. I am not young (nor do I consider myself old). I am a 58 years old man. I am obese and physically out of physical shape. I have Cerebral Palsy which after many years of impact walking has resulted with osteoarthritis in my hips, lower-back and my … Continue reading A rude awaking

Looking for beta readers for my memoir

I have completed my first draft of my memoir "PEOPLE OFTEN ASK ME LIVING GAY WITH CEREBRAL PALSY" and while I have one or two beta readers. I am looking for a few others preferably authors or English majors, but I am open to others critical readers. If interested, email me at rjconfiant@hotmail.com.Thank-you in advance.Robert

Delving deep

This only first draft, so my goal for this year is to get it all out. I want to complete the first run and get the story on paper with all the chapters. Already, I can observe that snippets of the story will need to be reorganized to help with story flow. Right now, there … Continue reading Delving deep

I never learnt to drive

I never learnt to drive. My older brother took me around the court in his car once, but that was it. To understand why one would opt not to learn how to drive, one must first understand what Cerebral Palsy (CP) is: “Cerebral Palsy is blanket term commonly referred to as 'CP' and described by … Continue reading I never learnt to drive

We all have our type

Straight or gay, male or female; whether we like to admit it, we all have our type. Mine is dark haired, fit to chubby, somewhat hairy men. I am not ashamed to admit this, nor should one. It’s human nature to be attracted to what one is attracted to. I grew up in a white … Continue reading We all have our type

A step in the right direction

At my heaviest I was almost 240lbs (109Kg, or 17 stone), that’s not something anyone wants to brag about. I am 5’4” (1.6m) and I am morbidly obese. I wasn’t always so. Up until I was 16 or 17 years old, I was 135 to 140lbs with a 30” waist. I never started putting on … Continue reading A step in the right direction

People often asked me: a memoir

Well, this happened today (one of many works I haven't completed):Chapter 1When I was young, as far back as I remember, anyway, people used to ask me, "What's it like to be disabled." At that time, I used to answer, "I just am."A few years later, I would answer, "I don't know any difference, so … Continue reading People often asked me: a memoir

Life is unexpected

I was watching one of my favourite shows, Doctor Who, last night and one character stated, and I am paraphrasing here, "When you're old and wiser, no one wants to listen to you." It got me thinking. Life rarely goes the way one expects. When you're younger, you think that school, and all its politics, … Continue reading Life is unexpected