Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 876"

"Love Knows The Beloved..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"Unintentionally Gay...?"

 
"This made me smile..."

"The Artist's Corner"

"The Cleaners"
Acrylic on canvas
Steve Walker

Monday, January 30, 2012

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 875"

"Love... It Makes You Happy"


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"A Sign Of Truth..."

Sunday, January 29, 2012

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 874"

"Love Is Suited To A Kiss..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"The Artist's Corner"

"Rain"
Acrylic on canvas
Steve Walker

Saturday, January 28, 2012

"Reflections On Married Life..."


The husband and I had a date night yesterday and after dinner we went to see this film... Overall, I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.  But the funny thing is this, I always like to stay and watch the ending credits of a film.  I just find it interesting to watch the names of the people and organizations that helped to make the film.  For instance while watching this film's ending credits, I saw that Comerica Bank provided the production financing.  It was interesting to me because Comerica was founded in Detroit and still has a large presence here.

But anyway, when I first started dating my husband, Ed, he at first didn't like to stay for the end credits.  He was one of the masses that jumps out of their seat as soon as the end credits start to roll.  But he loves me, so he learned to endulge me in my desire to watch them.  Now, I'm sharing all of this because it has a lot to do with the film we saw last night. 

"The Grey" was a great film and Liam Neeson is one of my favorite actors.  But if you read peoples reviews and comments on this film, while everyone seemed to like it, a lot of people didn't like the ending.  Without giving it away, the end of the film has Neeson facing off with the alpha wolf, but it fades to black and you don't see what happened next, then the end credits roll.

However, for my husband and I and the four other people in the auditorium who stayed to watch the credits, we we got a very good idea of what happened next... the final 5 seconds of the film play at the end of the credits.  So, if you go to see this film and you have a need to see the story that just unfolded be resolved... Stay for the credits!  It's one of the other reasons I like to stay for the entire film... lots of movies have additional scenes spliced into the credits... sometimes the blooper scenes are there or like in "The Grey," a clue to the missing resolution of the story.  I couldn't help thinking to myself that the hundred or so other moviegoers we shared that showing with left feeling a little cheated in that the climax scene of the movie went unresolved (or, so they thought).

I think it really annoyed Ed when we first met that I wanted to stay for the credits, but because he loves me, he learned to like them as I do and that is what love and marriage is about... Sharing life and the world and each other's interests.  Love and marriage... I highly recommend it!

"A life lived in fear is a life half-lived..."

P.S. One of my interests is looking for "Same Gender Loving" characters in mainstream films... more and more, we are there.  I won't tell you where in the film, but we are depicted in "The Grey."

"Unintentionally Gay...?"

"Are you sure you two are 'fighting'...?"

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 873"

"When There Is Love... Tenderness Follows"
 
 
Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"The Truth About Love..."


Love is the emblem of eternity: it confounds all notion of time: effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
~ Germaine De Stael

Friday, January 27, 2012

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 872"

"Love Takes Your Breath Away... It Sweeps You Off Your Feet"


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"A Sign Of Truth..."


"A life lived in fear is a life half-lived..."

"The Truth About Courage..."


Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker is my hero of the day...  In response to NJ Governor Christie's declaration that he will veto marriage equality legislation and instead would prefer a state-wide referendum on the matter:

“I shudder to think what would have happened if the civil rights gains, heroically established by courageous lawmakers in the 1960s, were instead conveniently left up to popular votes in our 50 states. … Equal protection under the law – for race, religion, gender or sexual orientation – should not be subject to the most popular sentiments of the day. Marriage equality is not a choice. It is a legal right. I hope our leaders in Trenton will affirm and defend it.”

The truth about courage is this... Sometimes all it requires is that you speak the truth.  It's not always easy, but at the end of the day you can look at yourself and know that you've done what is right.

Cheers Mayor Booker!

"Fear Eats the Soul"

"In The News Today..."


January 26, 2012




The spokesperson for Congressman Barney Frank, D-Mass., said today that Frank would marry his longtime partner, Jim Ready, 42, a first in national American politics.

In 2008, The Hill reported that Ready wore Frank’s Congressional Spouse lapel pin. Ready and Frank have been together since the spring of 2007. They plan to hold the ceremony in Massachusetts.

Ready lives in Ogunquit, Maine and owns a small business doing handyman services.

Frank is one of seven self-identified LGBT representatives in the history of Congress.

Frank, 71, announced in November that he intends to retire from Congress at the end of his term in 2013.

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"Congratulations Barney and Jim!"

Thursday, January 26, 2012

"The Truth About Love..."

"Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love."
~ by Erich Fromm

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 871"

"Love Brings Life To A Home..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"The Artist's Corner"

"Bedtime Story"
Acrylic on canvas
Steve Walker

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 869"

"To Find Love Is To Overcome Fear..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"A Sign Of Truth..."


"Fear Eats the Soul"

Monday, January 23, 2012

"The Artist's Corner"

"On A Clear Day"
Acrylic on canvas
Steve Walker

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 868"

"The View From Love Is Endless..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"In The News Today..."


Today is Chinese New Year... and depending on which Chinese calendar you follow, today marks the beginning of the year 4710, 4709 or 4649.  But more commonly the years are represented by animals (mythical or real) from the Chinese zodiac.  This is a rare year in that the Yang Water Dragon (occurs only once every 60 years) is the year's symbol.  Read more about it here.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

"The Truth Today... Gay In America"

Click the photo to go to a great piece in OUT Magazine...


"Fear Eats the Soul"

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 867"

"Love Is Patient..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

"The Things That Love Says..."

My love for you is a journey;
Starting at forever,
And ending at never.
~ Anonymous

"This Made Me Smile..."


"Who knew...?  The leader of the free world can sing a 'mean' falsetto!"

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 866"

"Love, Marriage and Family... Life Fulfilled"

 
Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Friday, January 20, 2012

"The Artist's Corner"

"Brief Encounter"
Acrylic on canvas
Steve Walker

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 865"

"True Love Shares The World Together"
 
 
Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"For My Husband, Ed..."

For my husband, Ed... He can't stand Beyonce and so I hope he finds this as funny as I do

Thursday, January 19, 2012

"The Artist's Corner"

"At Five In The Morning"
Acrylic on canvas
Steve Walker

"Unintentionally Gay...?"

"This is a legal hold... right?"

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 864"

"The Joy Of Life Can Be Found In A Kiss..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"The Truth About Love..."

"The most wonderful of all things in life is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a growing depth, beauty and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvellous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life."
~ Sir Hugh Walpole

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 863"

"Love Never Needs Approval..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"The Artist's Corner"

"Unexpected Places"
Acrylic on canvas
Steve Walker

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 862"

"Love Is Happiness..."
 
 
Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Monday, January 16, 2012

"The Truth Today..."


"The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. On October 14, 1964, he became the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize. And his home town of Atlanta wanted to throw him a party: an inter-racial banquet, with official invitations going to the city's leaders and titans of industry. The invites were signed by the city's mayor, religious leaders from across faiths, a university president, and the publisher of the major area newspaper. "
Read here about how it might never have been without the help of The Coca Cola Company

Saturday, January 14, 2012

"The Things That Love Says..."

"I leaned across ten thousand miles and kissed you
and held you in my arms just once again

and as we kissed, I whispered how I miss you
and brushed away the tears that fell like rain.

Although I am far away from you tonight dear,
and many many miles are in between,
I leaned across ten thousand miles and kissed you
for there's no miles between us in my dreams."

Marjorie Aline Anderson


"This Made Me Smile..."


I loved the "Terminator" franchise... I always got a certain vibe off those cyborgs.

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 860"

"Love And Marriage... Life Fulfilled"
 

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"It's Not So Funny..."


Indeed, the scariest part is that there are people who believe the pope's craziness...

Friday, January 13, 2012

"This Made Me Smile..."

 
Although I barely know who Lady Gaga is... This made me smile!

"The History Of Love..."

Abraham Lincoln (lawyer, U.S. president) & Joshua Speed (merchant, editor)
On April 15, 1837, an impoverished Abraham Lincoln, 28, met Joshua Speed, 22, at his general store in Springfield, Illinois, and immediately agreed to share a bed with him in his living quarters above the store. They continued to share their bed for four years. They must have had a lot of interesting discussions because Joshua was the son of a plantation and slave owner. When Joshua told Abraham that he was returned to his native Kentucky, Abraham had a nervous breakdown. Abraham wrote at the time: “I am now the most miserable man living. Whether I shall ever be better I can not tell; I awfully forbode I shall not. To remain as I am is impossible; I must die or be better, it appears to me.” They remained friends throughout life. Abraham penned passionate letters to Joshua Speed, which he signed “yours forever,” a phrase he never wrote to his wife.

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 859"

"Love, Honor, Tradition... Marriage"

 
Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"The Things That Love Says..."

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
While loving someone deeply gives you courage.
~ Lao Tzu

Thursday, January 12, 2012

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 858"

"Only Love Brings This Closeness..."
 
 
Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

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