A lot of you had different thoughts about yesterday’s post, which was cool. I love it when something I say causes a ripple in somebody’s world.
One or two of you guys wondered if I was endorsing underage sex. In brief, no I am not.
But the real answer is a little more complex. And to answer it, I may have to give away a secret or two.
Sometimes I’ll write something with a laugh or a smile in it, but there may be a more serious issue hidden away under the folds of fluff. For me the idea is not to drive my opinion home, but to ask a question. If I can get somebody to smile and simultaneously cause a few neurons to fire, I’m happy.
Not as happy as with a sweaty romp under the sheets, but still happy.
I left Gary’s story open ended because life is open ended. By the same token I left Pastor Steve’s response to Gary ambiguous because Gary wouldn’t have known himself what it meant at that moment, and I wanted you to experience some of the same uncertainty Gary might have felt. Pastor Steve might have hustled Gary for some quick sex, or he might sat with him in his car and talked him through it in a supportive way. We don’t know, because in life it can go either way. I’m pretty sure Gary didn’t need sex right then, but support and friendship.
Also I set Gary’s age at sixteen, because I believe in a majority of states that’s the legal age of consent for males. But don’t quote me on it though, I was being purposely ambiguous again.
What was important to me was that Gary received understanding and acceptance, not the rejection he feared. Put yourself in Gary’s shoes. What response would you have needed from the Pastor Steve(or Whoever) in your life?
The Dullest:
Quote from the Dullest Blog in the World:”There was a cupboard in the corner of the room. I reached out my hand and gripped the door handle. I pulled the door towards me, thereby opening the cupboard.”

I gotta tell you, to me that’s sheer genius. It may not get much traffic, but it’s unbelievably funny, in totally deadpan way.
Here’s another quote:
“I was standing at a central point in the room. The walls were all at approximately the same distance from me. I continued to stand there for a few moments.”

The Scariest:
I ran across another blog for which I don’t have a link. I think the FCC shut it down and erased all traces of it’s history from the internet.
It described how Blog Boy met Porn Star, who was in the last stages of Meth addiction, and how their relationship progressed to their mutual satisfaction. It seems Blog Boy performed oral sex on a retired Porn Star who could no longer sustain an erection, while fisting him, all described in very, very graphic detail.
Yikes. Even though I’m pretty sure it was fiction, it was scary fiction. I quickly closed the page and shut down my computer, but not until I had read every word of the post, and most of it twice. Navajo Joe came over and did a blessing for the house after that, so all was well. It only cost me a case of beer.
I’m pretty sure Blog Boy won’t be nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, but it was pretty gripping reading, in a ghoulish way.

I’m not positive, but I actually wonder if this shot is of a fellow I once lived with an eternity ago. If you see this man on the street, don’t ask questions, just run the other way as fast as you can. You’ll be glad you did, I promise. He always looked great in underwear, though.

Just like apple pie, isn’t he?

I’m pretty sure it’s track and field season somewhere on earth. I love the dramatic lighting, and the gorgeous skin tone. Most of all the combination of vulnerability and determination he shows. Iwan Thomas is definitely a champion.

Be loved,




  1. Sober @ Sundown Says:

    Hi Daniel,

    That is an amazingly boring, but yet interestingly written blog. Can the mundane be more accurately stated?

  2. Maddog Says:

    Loved yesterday’s post and never even considered you were promoting sex with minors. I thought it was beautifully written (as most things you write are) and was a thought provoking story. I was more intrigued by the idea of someone actually speaking what was on his mind. Most of us are taught to hide our feelings and what’s on our mind from a very early age. It was refreshing to take a look at that and think about how different life would be if we all lived a little more openly.

  3. Lemuel Says:

    DAY-um! Is the guy in pic #2 (“apple pie”) nice! Can I take him home with me?

    I confess that I wish I would have had a “Pastor Steve” when I was a “Gary”, perhaps my life (and love) would have been much different.

    Even after the second installment, I still suspect that you need the standard “Dragnet” disclaimer.

  4. Em Says:

    I’m going to go check out that boring website. That is the sort of thing that amuses me.

    Your opening ended writing has made me think more than once. Thank you for that.

  5. Kalvin Says:

    I didn’t think of the story as needing more. I like open endings. And cute pictures…

  6. tornwordo Says:

    “thereby opening the cupboard” made me laugh helplessly.

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