TWO YEARS AGO THIS WEEK

I moved back to Los Angeles and have not looked back once. My move to Miami was a huge error which I am still paying for. The friends I have made in Los Angeles have stuck with me through the good and especially through the bad. Other than a few notable exceptions, and you know who you are, those in Miami who called themselves my friends we’re really never that and acted like rats on a sinking ship when my life started going downwards.
Some, who call themselves my friends actually call themselves my best friends, refused to give me shelter when I had nowhere to go after I was in a nursing home for 5 months. Their excuse was there partner was unable to deal with me being there. And yet each time they have a chance they say “oh you were always have a place in our house. A lie that makes them feel good”. That may seem bitter, but it is the actual truth and the truth is never bitter.
Now I’m back, almost at the top of my game, and I have nothing but blue skies ahead of me. I love Los Angeles and anybody who says anything else about it has me to reckon with.

AVB

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Op-ed: It’s Time to Take Gay Bars Outside of the Gayborhood | Advocate.com

It’s time for the LGBT community to end it’s  self imposed apartheid. At 61 I have seen a radical change in the makeup and the lifestyle of the gay community it’s my coming out of 24. We no longer live in specific neighborhoods, we have families and are able to get married. So living in clusters, in part as a means of protection from harassment is becoming a thing of the past. I applaud the Redline bar for its innovative location right in the middle of where you should not be. I was there Sunday evening, left light, and felt safe the whole time I was there. Plus it was an incredibly fun time and great crowd. I look forward to more owners of gay bars finding innovative locations and allowing us to live across neighborhoods and still find Entertainment.
AVB

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http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/08/25/op-ed-its-time-take-gay-bars-outside-gayborhood

5 Psychological Reasons You Are Addicted to Facebook

I took a break from facebook 6 months ago. I went back last week and saw that it had gotten worse than I had remembered. So I went to the next step and deactivated my account. I deactivated my account because although I am invisible on Facebook all of my postings are still being stored  on their servers. Deleting your account on Facebook in theory makes it disappear. I want to keep a footprint on Facebook that I can turn on and turn off whenever needed as it is important if you are looking for a job to have a Facebook presence, so not to look like a dinosaur. The attached article makes all the sense in the world and since leaving Facebook I have made new friends that I actually can shake hands with and that’s live near me since I no longer spend a  huge amount of time in front of a computer on Facebook. The time I wasted on Facebook was just that.
AVB

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This is my view of Facebook, as it fades away and becomes less important in our lives

http://www.lifehack.org/233325/5-psychological-reasons-you-are-addicted-facebook-and-5-ways-break-the-habit?mid=20150722&ref=mail&uid=194293&feq=daily