Learning to love oneself

I cannot always say that I have loved the person I am. When I was a youngster, I never gave the idea of: “Loving oneself,” much thought. I only wanted to be accepted and fit in. I think most of us kids felt this way. When you’re a kid all you want is to be … Continue reading Learning to love oneself

Straights, marries and gays

Some gay men are into straight men and/or married men. Comments and jokes like: “Convert the straight,” and “What’s the difference between a straight guy and a gay guy? … Six beer” are often mentioned or joked around by some of these gay men. I am not one such person. If your straight or married, … Continue reading Straights, marries and gays

On friendship

I have a friend who when I meet him always makes me happy and I cannot help smiling when I see him. We met for lunch yesterday with my other half. This friend invited us to a restaurant where you had to climb a set of stairs to enter from the foyer to the restaurant. … Continue reading On friendship

My complete coming out story

I've written about parts of this in other posting here on this blog, but I haven't put the whole story together. I first came out to myself where I really admitted to myself that I preferred guys over girls. I hated myself. I tried to pray it away - God, how I tried. I cried … Continue reading My complete coming out story

Depression and life

I just listened to a TEDx talk on suicide and life. Once upon a time, I could not do this. I am told quite often that I am a strong person. They say this because I have dealt with having a disability, so well. And if I am honest, in some ways they are correct. … Continue reading Depression and life

I no longer do religion

I grew up strict Roman Catholic. I was pretty "goody, goody" as a kid growing up. The first time I swore was when I was in Grade 7, and I did so on a dare. I remember it clearly. There were only a handful of boys in the classroom with me and they kept promoting … Continue reading I no longer do religion