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Hope for Food Despair

I grew up in an Italian family that loved food. Shopping for high-quality, fresh ingredients was always a top priority. My mother and grandmother were excellent cooks. Most of our meals were a celebration of tasty, home-made foods. An important … Continue reading

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Damned for the Sins of Sodom

Who Are Damned by the Sins of Sodom? In my last Blog, I discussed a whole series of sweet experiences with dear friends and total strangers on the day of the St. Pete Pride Parade. I have continued to find … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 25

Honoring the Vision So many times in my life I have worked toward a vision, and then fallen short. And given up. It’s happened often enough to serve as convincing evidence that I should not even try for my next … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 22

Another Long Day — Another Short Blog I’m having too many long days. I have been on the go seven days a week for several weeks. And I really hate the time change to Daylight Savings. It always messes up … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 19

Plans vs. Reality WARNING: ADULT CONTENT My major plans today included exercise, work, self-pleasuring, socializing, and writing. And during Lent I have committed to respecting my body in all the things I do. I never got around to the self-pleasuring … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 17

Home Alone I just deleted what I had written for today. Just a bunch of whining about being home alone and how there’s nothing but absolute shit on television. In fact, I had a nice, restful day. And I went … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 16

Respect for Boundaries WARNING: ADULT CONTENT I am grateful for a beautiful evening with friends—dinner and then a concert of exciting John Williams music with the Florida Orchestra at the Straz Center. But it’s always hard to go home alone … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 15

Time for a Break I’ve had another full day with good food and good friends. I focused more on socializing than most days, but that leaves less time for other activities. It’s all good. One thing I have learned for … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 8

I Should Have Taken a Nap WARNING: ADULT CONTENT Yesterday was beautiful. Productive and satisfying with many highs. I earned it. I worked hard for it. I carved out time for myself. I showed up. I balanced introspective periods with … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent

Day 1 Last night I attended a worship service for Ash Wednesday at my church, the Metropolitan Community Church of Tampa. As I started to think about the commitments I could make for Lent, the first and strongest thought that … Continue reading

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