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Is There Life After Life?

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Delaware Memorial Veterans Cemetery Millsboro, DE A short answer, no.  At least not as we know it now.  How do I know?  I don't but I do know is what I feel to the depths of my consciousness.  The only thing that makes any sense to me is that our spirit our soul or whatever you call it, is dispersed at death.  Maybe "it" goes to some plane in the universe and then comes together later in another form and returns to life as we know it. We all have that feeling of "oneness".  I have always thought I was unique in being the only person in the world to have that feeling until about ten years ago.  Now I am willing to concede that maybe others have that feeling of oneness too.  I don't know because I'm not in their body looking out.  I can only speak from my own experience. From my earliest memory, when I was about four years old, I felt like I was "returning" to this existence.  Don't ask me how, it is just something I felt.  Then as th

Prince Charming

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Prince Charming - Disney Version I saw him again this morning.  "Him" was Prince Charming.  As my fellow gay bloggers know all to well, we're always on the lookout for the elusive Prince.  We haunt the gay bars hoping against hope that we will see HIM leaning against the far wall locking eyes with us as soon as we walk into the bar.  We go to gay churches hoping to meet HIM at the coffee get together at the end of the services.  We hang out at the gay section of the beach hoping that he will see how adorable we are in spite of our less than perfect beach bodies.  Oh yes, WE all know what I'm talking about. Well, this morning I went for my haircut at Dino's Barber Shop located in the back of the Essentials Beauty Store at the Safeway Shopping Center in Rehoboth Beach.  I was hardly settled into the barber chair when HE walked in.  Yes, it was Prince Charming again! I've seen HIM many times over the years.  In fact, twice I even hooked up with the Prince

Life and Death

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Don (in red), Al (in white) and me (in black) on the way to a Halloween party 2009 Al came home a few days ago.  He came home to die. Al has stage 4 liver cancer.  The cancer has spread throughout his body. The radiation and chemotherapy Al has been receiving is no longer effective in controlling his cancer.  The cancer has spread throughout the rest of his body.  Now the only option left is to makeAl as comfortable and pain free as possible at this time, the end of his life. I met Al and his partner Don a few months after Bill and I moved to Delaware in 2006.  I had heard that there was another gay couple who also built a house in this development and who were also having trouble selling their other house.  I wanted to meet them and share our situation, perhaps it would make us feel a little better about the dilemma were were in. I watched their house for the next several weeks and one day when I saw their car parked out in front I knocked on their door and introduced mysel

Dancing With the Stars Episode #2

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Derek and Ricki - last week Okay folks, I couldn't find enough photo images from last night's competition to put fresh pictures on this posting, so I'll have to go with the promo photos. Last night's show was interesting again.  "Dancing With the Stars" is the only reality show that I can stand to watch.  I watch "Millionaire Matchmaker"...sometimes.  After awhile, those spoiled, weird and loser millionaires looking for love is too much for even me.  So here is my snarky and not fair critique of last night's efforts of our dancing pros and their celebrity partners.  And remember, I mean no offense to anyone by my remarks,(except perhaps Mr. Balas).  Here goes! Kristin tried to channel Marilyn Monroe last night.  Sorry Kristin, I've seen and heard Marilyn.  You're no Marilyn Monroe. Your dancing last night?  Okay...I guess.  Mr. Ballas was actually controlled himself most of the dance until the very end when he did a backflip t

Bachelor Uncles

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Me and my cousin "Bud", September 1, 1951 I'm back folks!  I finally completed my six day marathon work schedule.  Just got up from my afternoon nap.  I think I'll survive.  Maybe go to bed early tonight and then by tomorrow I'll be good as new. Anyone following my blog regularly know that I throwing a family reunion in a few weeks.  For the past few weeks I've been posting teaser photos on my Facebook page.  Mostly old, really old, family photos.  Here are a couple I posted today.  They are both of me and my cousin Edward "Bud" Tipton.  Bud and I were born the same year.  Bud and I are both bachelors (hint, hint) and both of us are smart, good-looking, and charm boys beyond all reasonable measure.  Everyone in the family (at least I like to think so) loves "Uncle Ronnie" and "Uncle Bud." Me and my cousin Bud at his home 2009 - like me he is an avid (and good) gardner  Hey, did you ever notice almost every family has

My Week in Photos

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Not much time for a well thought out blog posting (and I do have a lot to talk about) so instead, just to let my faithful blog followers know that I'm still alive here are some of the photos I took with my iPhone this week.  I've stolen this idea from a fellow blogger who posts a weekly blog called "The Sunday Post."  He post photos that he took with his iPhone of his families activities, which includes photos of his wife, son, nieces and nephews.  The only children you will see in my "My Week in Photos" are children of my boss or friends.  My circle (Old Gay Guys) don't have children with the possible exception of Mark H. and he is an exception (if you know what I mean). Here goes in no particular order or favor: Hotel guests standing on the flight deck of the Admiral's Quarters at the hotel where I work in Lewes, DE overlooking the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal - they liked the suite! Sam Caliogne's front yard (yes, he of the worldwide known D

Time to Retire?

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Hey folks, I'm working a marathon consecutive six days in a row at the hotel during a very busy time.  I won't be blogging for the next few days.  Any rumors that I have decided to stop blogging or have lost interest in blogging are great exaggerated .  I love to blog but I just can't do my best working all these hours.  I remember something my Mother told me when she came from working a log shift at her Pepperridge Farm job.  She worked on the cake layer line in the frozen foods division.  Yes, my Mom had one of those "Lucy and Ethel" conveyor belt job.  My Mom's "Ethel" was her sister-in-law and one of my favorite aunts, my Aunt Mabel. My Mom accepting her 25th anniversary award from her Pepperridge Farm Supervisor When she came home from her regular shift at Pepperridge, she went up to the garden she and my Pop had.  She hoed eight rows of corn like she usually did.  Then she came back to the house and prepared a whole meal for the family

Dancing With the Stars Season #13

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The long awaited premier of season 13 of "Dancing With the Stars" premiered last night and did not disappoint. Before I give my snapshot review of last night's celebrities and their dancing partners I want to make it clear that I have the upmost respect for both all involved.  Whatever they're paying the celebrities it isn't enough.  This is hard work and to expose yourself to criticism and ridicule takes courage.  More courage than I have.  That said here is my take on last night's premier episode: I wasn't expecting much from professional gay Carson but I was pleasantly surprised.  He may not have got all the technical points right on his dance but he was great fun to watch.  GREAT!  Talk about enthusiasm and showmanship.  Carson had it all.  BTW, what's with the lips Carson?    Another pleasant surprise, Chaz was good!  With all his weight, Chaz was surprisingly light on his feet and danced well.  Great job Chaz! Chynna was very elegant.  S