Posted by: mcm180 | July 28, 2010

Through the eyes of a child… (Husbands vid)

The pure unadulterated innocence of this little boy…if only we could disperse it the way we spread evil ideology

Posted by: mcm180 | June 25, 2010

Gay Pride?

The question mark in my title is indicative of my former reticence.  Not only was I was brought up in a very conservative Evangelical Christian family/denomination, but I was a super late bloomer too (not even coming out “to myself” until I was 21 or so). So you can understand my indoctrinated aversion to “PRIDE”. Let’s talk about pride for a minute…

Webster’s secondary definition of pride is “a reasonable or justifiable self-respect”!

This is the definition that I embrace! Up until a few years ago, there was always a little voice in the back of my “Latino”and “Christian” head whispering , “Being GAY??!! Is that something you should REALLY be proud of???” It wasn’t until I read Mel White’s book “Stranger at the Gate” and watched the movie “For The Bible Tells Me So” that I really internalized that I am  STILL wonderfully, skillfully, and purposefully made in the image of my Creator.  I’ve silenced any voices and doubts with my response: I’M NOT ASHAMED OF WHO I AM, AND I AM BLESSED & PROUD TO BE GAY! My sexuality is only one facet of my complex persona, and I refuse to be seen as “less than” because of it!

Gay Pride Weekend 2010 is upon the two of the most notably gay friendly cities of San Francisco and NEW YORK CITY…and sure there are lots of parties, gatherings, parades, what have you. But this weekend for me will be mostly about celebrating, enjoying, maximizing, and sharing in the JUSTIFIABLE SELF-RESPECT with other like minded people. (most likely of the good looking persuasion too, hahahahaha you know how we do!)

Happy Pride People! From Sea to Shining Sea!

Posted by: mcm180 | May 17, 2010

I’m not as young as I used to be….?

Who came up with this catchy cliché? It silly, when you think about it; who, aside from Benjamin Buttons, does this NOT pertain to?

In any case, I met up with a “friend” from twitter, well he doesn’t live there, he lives in Lima, Peru. Sweet unadulterated soul, 26, and studying for the GMAT, like me, except he’s got a considerably more palpable level of enthusiasm and youthful naïvité.

I recognize it, because I used to embrace it too; about everything. I guess that is natural progression after adding a dose of reality … from naive to …almost jaded.. then swinging the pendulum back to hopeful.

My friend hooked up w/ awesome Colombian boy.. I saw the desire & intent in their interactions especially minuscule details. Like talking so closely so they can hear each other…faces touching. ..occasionally lips-to-cheek & subtle and pseudo ear nibble. I miss that.. and should try to be more open & receptive to said advances. I used to think that was just for young kids w/ raging hormones…and had dismissed it, stating “I’m not as young as I used to be” but that’s not the case. Being swept off your feet and someone giving you butterflies in your stomach can and should happen at any age.

With the infusion of love in the springtime/summertime air, and in the seasonal spirit of letting your guard down and having fun, I’m going to be more open and inviting; keeping ageless hope alive.

Posted by: mcm180 | May 5, 2010

…BUT I DON’T WANNA GO!


It’s not that I’m afraid of them, I simply don’t like going to the doctor or the dentist.  Primarily because, more often than not, they bear bad news! Something is too low, or dangerously high, or I’m not producing enough of, or is abnormal in some way, shape, or form!

I really should go! I mean I have insurance, which is a blessing since THEY like to financially rape us in the US, for medical care/consideration. I have the vacation days available; but more importantly I’ve had a fierce pain underneath my left scapula/ posterior lung area for quite some time now. I know I have a fake molar that needs to be drilled into my jaw… so its not like I will be shocked with bad news … in fact the sooner I handle it .. the better off/less painful/less expensive/less drama it will involve. With that said, if you’ll excuse me I have to wrap this up… I need to make an appt with each, for next Monday!

Posted by: mcm180 | April 17, 2010

Hello blogging world!

Having taken procrastination to new heights, I am just now getting around to starting a real blog.  A dear soul compadre has once again enlightened me; this time as to how therapeutic/growth-inducing writing and reading my blogged utterances can be.   Although I’ve become quite adroit in 140 characters-or-less manifestos the microblog Twitter limits us to, I plan to use this as a miniblog where I can express my (relatively) instant (most likely comical and exaggerated) reactions to my world, to our world.. especially when things make you go hmmmmmmm!!

Posted by: mcm180 | December 26, 2009

Avatar (My review, tumbled & transplanted)

What is Avatar???? It is amazetacular!. ..

No, but .. for real…  Avatar was so rich in depth & character complexity, filled w/ not-so-far-in-the-future environmental/moral issues, with human archetypal flaws, mixed w/ the ageless Trans-species tale of redemption & revolution; i had to coin a new term. Amazetacular! Not to mention, it was indiginospirtualistic beyond anything i’ve ever imagined.

The Omaticaya made me tingle; perhaps because it made me think of a super Hawaiian/Mayan/African monotheistic/ancestrally inclined combination race. I really dug the whole emotio-spiritual-neurologic connection with trees, animals, and even each other…

“I SEE YOU” … as they pressed their faces/foreheads together…BAM!!!  ALOHA….i learned it long ago ..(see below) The chanting, the language, and dress was very ChichenItza. The hairbraiding, clans, and warrior cries were very Zulu. Yayayayayaaa!!!!

Unlike the epically different outcome of my Mayan ancestors, the Na’vi do fight off the invaders, which leaves me wondering about the two sequels…perhaps there will be tribal strife, or InterSpecies/InterPlanetary Unions. Whatever happens, I want more; more of the Shaman mother-in-law, the brave blue babe alongside the adorable jarhead “jakeSulleee now a reborn Na’vi” (& of course in Digital 3D). I want more of the Extra-Pedal animals, more of the neurochemical-spiritual connection to the planet/nature and God, more of the blueskinned, BIO-USB having, tailed Na’vi. More so than I yearned for any other trilogy this decade… no offense to  Frodo and his rings, or Neo’s Intro/Evo/Revo-Lution of the Matrix…or even Anakin Skywalker’s dark dance with the Force or sexy Queen-turned-Senator, from Alaska .. I mean Naboo.

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The sacred breath of life, the spirit of our ancestors”

The Hawaiian identity, our unique and precious way of life has been passed on from generation to generation through the ha of our kupuna.  The word “alo-ha” is a combination of two words: alo meaning ones’ front, face, or presence and ha – the sacred breath of life.  It was the custom of our kupuna to exchange ha by pressing noses together and exhale, thus exchanging each others’ ha upon greeting. (borrowed from http://kahaonakupuna.com/)

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