Monthly Archives: May 2012

Flexible Friends

I think that ‘Flexible Friend’ used to be a slogan for an extinct UK credit card called Access, but that’s not what I have in mind… …oh, actually, it is in a way. Access to ‘my’ pages on the publisher’s new … Continue reading

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Leo Strikes a Blow Against Homophobia!

A longish story today, but worth the telling. A guy knocked on the door last evening, a boy about Leo’s age with him who I vaguely recognised as from Leo’s school grade. As I answered the door, and Leo saw … Continue reading

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Gymnasts in the News: Tough Dudes (and a ‘Dudess’)

Anything which puts gymnasts (or gymnastics) in the news, surely, is a change for good. Well, maybe. First the good news. I jokingly published a ‘lonely hearts’ ad from a 70+ male gymnast a few posts back, suggesting that there was … Continue reading

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Demob Happy!

Well, the publisher has received vol 3 of ‘Living the Dream’ and it is being ‘appraised’.I can’t believe they’ll reject it, as they have already published the first two parts, but I guess we’ll just have to see. Now I can … Continue reading

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Against All Odds – It’s FINISHED!!

Yep! The last words were written yesterday, and I changed them a bit today, and that was it. Half the length of vol1 or vol 2 (hooray!) and bringing our story of gay love, acrobatics and some guys determined to … Continue reading

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Giving Support: May the Force be with You!

Today I’ve been thinking about all the ways in which our group of acrobats, weight freaks, and assorted family give one another support. I first learned what support really meant when I met Dave, and it isn’t just this kind: … Continue reading

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Back to Front with the Young and the Old

‘Back’ to basics: Detail! Romboids, deltoids, lats… yes, this has to be a lifter or a gymnast. Actually it’s Danil Kalutskih, on vacation, attacting attention with his amazing back development. I was staring at son Leo’s back last night and … Continue reading

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IDAHO

Today, May 17th, is apparently International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Dave and I (and our assorted gay friends) don’t generally do the ‘gay pride’ thing, flaunting our sexuality. Our relationships are much more personal – ‘family orientated’ if you will … Continue reading

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Bonjour François!

Bonjour François / Ola / Guten Tag… depending on where you are right now! We have a lovely ‘fan’ (I use that word cautiously because it makes me uncomfortable): he’s called François and he recently sent a postcard via my publisher from Havana! Cute … Continue reading

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Kalutskikh Update

Our heroes, the Russian Kalutskikh brothers, seem to be one of the most popular search terms which leads people to this blog. As contortionists at the early ages of about 7 and 8 years on a Russian talent show, they … Continue reading

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