Gays and Tribes

Jul. 22nd, 2017 09:56 am
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I want to start a discussion about this. Before we get started Please watch and read to get some context about this.

Please also read this section The Baliocene Apocrypha.

I am not crossposting this to LiveJournal because of their new policies.

These two pieces made me think about my world and how I fit it. Where I'm going with this is that I am feeling lost. I have lost my tribe. I am an only child and now that my parents are gone, I don't neatly fit into a tribe. For a while the Bear Club was my tribe but I feel disconnected from that.

The basic premise of the Baliocene Apocrypha article is that the Roman Catholic Church broke up tribes because it was to their advantage.

I now find myself in search of my tribe. I'm not sure exactly what I did to get disconnected but it happened. My mens group isn't acting much like a tribe. They come together for their meetings but that is the only time. The bears are acting exactly the same way. I think modern society is working overtime to disconnect tribes. We have put social systems in place but the only feedback one gets is a "Like". There is no true connection.

Tribes today are some weird hybrid. They don't jointly own things as tribes of old did. They have no reason to take care of their tribal members even when there is some call to do. Since we don't work together, jobs pull us away from tribal identity.

A tribe is part of our identity but it is their duty to check in with me as for me to check in with them. I get that as a Gay man I may be part of the Social Glue for my tribes but I feel that no one is seeing my value or checking in with me.

Please think about this. In the mean time, Call someone in your tribe and check in.

Songs that get stuck in your head

Jul. 21st, 2017 07:32 pm
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I hope I have done that with my series on song memes. This is what it looks like when it happens.


First I was afraid, then I was Hooked on a feeling.
I saw the Rains down in Africa with my wayward son.
I hung out with Pickers, grinners, lovers and sinners.
And I will Always love you.

It's just a jump to the left by the dashboard lights.
Hey Jude, Is it me you are looking for?
Turn around Bright eyes, you attract me like no other.
Scaramouch Scaramouch will you do the fandango.

Weeheeheehee dee heeheeheehee weeoh aweem away
Weeheeheehee dee heeheeheehee weeoh aweem away

(A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh)
(A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh)

I've enjoyed

Jul. 20th, 2017 07:23 pm
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Bringing you along on a musical journey.

Time Machine

Do you have some memes that share memories of music from your school days.

You've got some 'splainin' to do!

Jul. 20th, 2017 02:57 pm
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Texas company issues recall after Viagra-like ingredient discovered in its coffee

Bestherbs Coffee LLC has recalled all of its “New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Herbs Coffee” after the FDA said it found traces of desmethyl carbodenafil in the product. The substance is similar to sildenafil, an ingredient found in Viagra, a commonly prescribed medication men take to treat erectile dysfunction disorder.

It was really good coffee so why is she pregnant?

International news.

Jul. 20th, 2017 10:59 am
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Winkel triple projection SW

I have quite a few international readers. I wonder how closely they follow news events in the USA.
I am always amazed by well informed these readers are. I know that most Americans have no clue about what is happening in the rest of the world, except for a few people in the news like Putin and Macron and places like Afghanistan and Iran.

We are getting prepared to travel to Europe this fall and are bracing for comments. We have bought t-shirts to wear.


Lately I haven't been posting political things. First, it depresses me. Secondly, I am preaching to the Choir.

What do you want to read in the journals?

I didn't forget Neil Diamond

Jul. 19th, 2017 10:22 pm
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Sweet Carol Line

Good times never seemed so good!

A walk

Jul. 19th, 2017 10:54 am
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My friend Linda and I have been going for walks in the morning. I've been trying to get in a little better shape in advance of our planned trips this fall. I am worried that I will have trouble if I don't at least do some exercise.


Today we walked to the State Capitol Building which is about a half mile away. In total walk of 1.18 miles. Linda wanted to see how big the protest was on the steps. They were getting ready to protest Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

Time Capsule

Jul. 18th, 2017 11:19 am
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Found: A Letter to the Future From 1995
The walls of a suburban house contained a secret missive.

This is the sort of thing I would do. In fact, I did. My time capsule was a little more extensive. I remodeled a hot tub in my apartment. I included a history of my ownership of the condominium with a few pictures. I also included a copy of the grocery ad from the week, a first class postage stamp, and the front page of the newspaper. That was back around 1996.

I took all those treasures and sealed them in a Tyvek envelope which is mostly waterproof, placed them in a shopping bag that I received from a shoe store because it had a string closure. I hung the parcel from the structures under the tub where it would be away from the damp floor. Who knows when it will be found.

The Music is still calling.

Jul. 17th, 2017 08:26 pm
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He aspires to be Whitney Houston.

I will Always Tiger

I don't think Whitney did her act in water.

Throw Mama

Jul. 17th, 2017 04:30 pm
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CNN has a "Throw Mama from the Train" moment with this headline.

Family of woman killed by Minneapolis police wants answers

The line is Throw Mama from the Train, a Kiss." It implies that you are throwing Mama and not the Kiss. English is a Word order language. Placement is important.

I saw the headline and read:

Family of woman killed by Minneapolis Police. "Wants answers" was lost somewhere in translation.

Flag Dancing

Jul. 16th, 2017 11:03 pm
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I went to the Bear's pool party on Saturday. It was a potluck with a lot of interesting people. One guy did something very unusual. He was Flag Dancing which I had not seen in a long time.

I was prevalent in the 1980s but by the 90s it was waning a wasn't done a lot.

I knew a guy in the late 80s that made his own fans for this purpose. I don't know how much is technique and how much is just flowing with the music.

What's the Word? . . . Fracker?

Jul. 14th, 2017 11:08 pm
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I'm a tremendous fracker, coal, natural gas, alternate energy, wind -- everything, right?

Donald J. Trump July 2017

Hmmm I think Fracker may not be the work he wanted. I am thinking of a word with a U in it.

Excerpts of transcripts between Trump and press on Air Force One

The Beatles aren't immune

Jul. 13th, 2017 09:45 pm
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Let's slow it down a bit. Sway to the music.
Perhaps we could add a bit of cowbell!

Something in the way

I don't want to leave the Cow
You know I believe and how
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Turn ARound Bright Eyes

I don't think this is what Bonnie Tyler had in mind.

Why can't I find this on the Star Wars Soundtrack?

Sweet Dreams

Jul. 10th, 2017 10:53 pm
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Sweet Dreams are made of these

There are so many music references in our world. Just when you don't expect it . . . Music Lyrics pop up.

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