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Wayne Gray

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  1. I've known "neat freak" guys, but they were the exceptions. And they were also off the charts in terms of a need for a clean space. Kevin is the most "normal" neat guy I've met. Overall? It's just not as important to most guys as it is to most girls. And it absolutely creates strife between sexes.
  2. My husband is the cleaner in our duo. He sees and is bothered by stuff in the house sooner than I am, so he is often the one to initiate cleaning. Me, I'm the dish washer/yard worker (except for the garden, that's Kevin's), and I usually do the laundry. It works for us. But when he needs help, of course I step in and help. I want him happy, and I know a clean house is a part of that. Sorry you're frustrated, molly. They do love you, they're just ... well ... they're boys.
  3. If you want something fun then take a look at this music video. 🙂

     

     

  4. Man ... I love this song and the video too. It's just so sweet. 🙂

  5. Wow. That's great, molly! 🙂 It's nice when people recognize our work. Nice job!
  6. Happy Friday, everyone. I took today off work, and I'm enjoying being a real bum. Hahaha. Though, after heckling (mildly) the YouTube personal trainer I follow for the easy workout yesterday, I now have to force myself to work out today. Gotta back up trash talk by walking the walk. 😛 After I finish sweating, I'm gonna do some writing/editing. Maybe even check to see if the coffee shops are open ... I hope everybody is having a great day.
  7. Well done, @kbois! It was a great, unique story. 🙂
  8. I love it. I love that there are safe places like these. I mean, I despise the need for them, but I am thankful they exist. Maybe someday we won't need them, and that'd be amazing. Till then, it's nice to know they exist. Thanks for commenting and for the information on "The Woods." 🙂
  9. Wayne Gray

    Race

    You ever have those nights where you can't decide between music that consumes your soul or sleep? You ever feel so much you try and work out if you've found the meaning or your drowning in the deep? You ever get so far along you stop caring about the structure art is supposed to be? You ever stared into the mirror and wonder just what is it you're supposed to see? You ever wondered why the cadence is set to a drum, when all you ever wanted was a guitar to strum? You ever stared the truth in the face? You ever figure out ... nobody finishes this race?
  10. Love ferociously, or feel not at all. Commit to the heart, believe in the fall. Abandon the net, and trust in the leap. Oh what you may lose, but what you may reap.
  11. Maybe so! It'd be a thrill to meet people who have enjoyed my stories, and far more of one if it were in my own campground. 😄 Thanks, Fae.
  12. Yes, every place has its problems. For one, it requires effort to remain an open and welcoming place to everybody. In the process of specializing, a community can become too insular. I don't know if that is an issue The Sawmill suffers from, but I could see it happening (because I've seen it in other places). It'd take work to be inclusive. Even then, it'd not be what everyone needs, and I've no illusion that we could provide that. You can't please everyone all the time, or be what everyone needs. Instead, we'd decide what kind of place we'd have loved to have found ... and make it ourselves. Those who agree with our sensibilities would find us. I'd love trying to create something special. Thanks, kbois.
  13. Thank you, Mike. We've been looking. Prices here are doing crazy things, but it works for us too - since we have a mortgage. All we can really do at the moment is watch and save. So that's what we'll do. Patience isn't my strong suit, but I'll make an exception for this particular dream.
  14. We have. And it's such a dream for me - one that I've had for so very long. I could make five acres work if it had the right mix of topography, trees, and water. I've been looking for years now, and I know the property is out there. I just have to find it. Thanks, tim.
  15. Thanks, Reader. It's almost impossible for many to really understand how much it means to be as free as most are every day. These places, that can happen across the board, and that makes them special.
  16. A reader emailed an article written by a woman detailing her struggles finding acceptance for both herself and her partner. The story details them sort of falling into life in an RV, and making their own path. It's a great read, and she has wonderfully perceptive views. Take a look. Gay and Lesbian RV Living After I read it, I was curious; I followed the link in the article to the campground in Florida called The Sawmill. And there it is. A warmer, sunnier, more tanned, though less social-justice leaning version of the campground in my series, Camp Refuge. The Sawmill is a place to party. It's a place to go, have fun outdoors, eat good food, socialize with others. But that's not all it is, and I'll explain why. The simple fact remains, we have to be careful where we display affection. We have to have constant situational awareness, and assess if a peck on the cheek, or holding the hand of the person we love will cost too much moment to moment. But at a place like this campground, we can just be. We can have fun with people like us, and do so unafraid. Even though the focus of the place is "party and party hard" it still offers a respite. It makes me want to make Camp Refuge real. I mean, I've never stopped wanting that, but yeah ... this has poked that desire and whispered, "See? If they can do it, so can you." Someday.
  17. Hugs, molly. you're a great supporter for those you love, and many of us are born for that role. They're lucky to have you in their lives. Take care of them, and take care of you too, lady.
  18. She has such a fantastic attitude, in spite of what happened to her. She still believes in a better path forward, and she knows that path has to include the acknowledgement of some uncomfortable history. My country is no stranger to uncomfortable history. Though, there seems to be a distinct lack of those willing to face it, and to learn from it. I hope for more people in our nation like Aziza. People who have pride in what their nation could become, but who are willing to face the scorched foundation upon which it has been built. Good entry, tim.
  19. Good morning/afternoon/evening! I'm working from home, and looking out of my kitchen window, I see little, barely-fledged sparrows inexpertly flying around, and flopping about in the yard. They're hilarious. Their tail feathers are oversized for their bodies, and they are just having a time of it. Super cute and entertaining to watch. Have a great day, all!
  20. Hello, all. I hope everyone is doing well. And ... I just wanted to say ... @kbois's pride short is very well done. Seriously. You should all check it out and show it some love, because it genuinely deserves a look. @Mikiesboy told me it was good, but it still impressed me.
  21. Wayne Gray

    Why Pride?

    Myles and Jace are roommates, and Myles doesn't understand why Jace feels so strongly about Pride. A bet is made; a lesson is learned, and Jace gets to see Myles's true colors.
  22. Yessss. Let the cliffhanger ... FLOW within you! Soon, you too will join me at ... THE CLIFFSIDE!
  23. WHAT??! The woman, @kbois, who referred to me as "Cliffhanger Harry" is now guilty of one herself? Well. My, oh my.
  24. I'm still waiting to find out what spawned this flurry of notifications!
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