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Why I Haven’t And WON’T Give Up on Love

We hope, and some of us even pray, to meet someone special to share our journey with. We yearn for someone who will come into our lives to accept us as we are, but recognizing and…

Drowning a Broken Heart

Self-Love: Two Roses For Timothy

This Valentine’s Day was the best Valentine’s Day of my life. It was not the best Valentine’s Day, because I found a companion, or because I had sex. In fact, neither the former nor the…

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I Was Too Blind To See

How many times have you found yourself in a situation—a friendship, relationship, or dead-end job—that was no good for you?  Did you stay?  Even with all the tell-tale signs?  Or did you let it go? …

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Navigating My Way Through Being Gay, Pt. 1

As I embark on yet another quest to find artificial attention, I’m reminded of the disappointments that lie in wake of previous attempts. The reminders could not be any more vivid. There I was, staring…

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Blind To The Bullsh*t: Waking The Hell Up

My heart stopped. Momentarily. The nurse reached deep into her manila file folder and pulled out a white sheet of paper. After handing me two gold wrapped condoms, she read off my results. I was…

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Allowing Your Heart To Love…Again

I’ve been hurt. You’ve been hurt. We ALL have been or will be hurt at some time in our lives. So, what does this mean? We are a bunch of hurting men! OK, there. It’s…