When I'm not in school or at work I'm with my boy; taking the dog for long walks on the trail and stopping so he can throw stones into the creek. He and I love to fish, camp, play trucks in the mud, snuggle and eat popcorn, clean up the yard and fall asleep to the sound of the rain.
I believe football is a form of religion. I put my faith in the Force and the lessons I learned from Star Wars before I could read. I believe in a real book, not an electronic one that I can put in my pocket, and yes, the older and more unknown is generally where you'll find the gems. I have a passion for Cary Grant movies and vinyl records and am not afraid to dance to my own beat...no matter how silly it may seem.
Some of my life goals include opening a gay bar and naming it "The OutSkirts". Buying a piece of land near my rural hometown and building a drive-in that shows old black & white films, anything labeled as a cult classic, and movies that are a must see on the big screen, such as the directors cut of The Abyss. Traveling to Israel and praying at the Wailing Wall. Spending a day at an open cafe in Prague enjoying some of the world's finest coffee while people watching. Discovering the remote village in India where my great-great Scottish grandfather met and married my great-great Indian grandmother. Publishing a book of poetry. Watching the sun rise over the Atlantic in South Carolina and flying to San Diego to see the same sun set under the Pacific from Sunset Cliffs.
Playing Choo-Choos with my boy
I love to read almost anything I can get my hands on. Song of Solomon, The Well of Loneliness, any Star Wars fiction series, the Portable Dorothy Parker, histories, mythologies and the complete interview series of Bob Dylan are just a few things that clutter my library. I love poetry in all it's forms and can appreciate the time, energy and personal sacrifice it takes to create a piece of art, no matter if I can't understand what it means :)
China Beach, Queer As Folk, The L Word, The X-Files, Rizzoli & Isles, The Closer, Designing Women, The Golden Girls, The Facts of Life, Gilligan's Island...the list is endless.
1. my son
2. chicory coffee
3. hot showers
4. comfortable underwear, like really comfortable
6. my grandmother's stories - without them I wouldn't be who I am and who I continue to become
When our next fishing trip will come.
Sex / Love / Relationships and all the forms they take.
My own writing.
The next good book I will discover.