Monthly Archives: November 2013

‘Not-so-Black’ Friday…

‘Black Friday’ – the USA equivalent of UK’s ‘Boxing Day’ when everyone goes mad shopping for bargains. However, we had a different sale in mind. We had a major extended-family conference about the house we currently live in and which … Continue reading

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Making the Grade

How much time do you spend looking in the mirror, criticising your body and wishing for improvements? Us gay sporty guys seem to do it all the time! The trend these days for many guys is the slimmer lean look, apparently. … Continue reading

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Still Struggling…

Note added 28/11/13 – they got the website up again Well, they’re still struggling to make my publisher’s website work again, so this post is confined to fit young men struggling to be THE BEST… But it’s NOT a struggle, … Continue reading

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Triumph for The Young Ones!

We spent most of yesterday in a shopping mall about 70 miles from here. The weekend before Thanksgiving is an exceedingly busy one in USA, and the owners wanted extra attractions to keep the punters in the mall. We’ve done … Continue reading

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The Manly Art

Just been talking with a guy who says he is unwilling to join a gym because he is ashamed of his body. Missing the point, of course, that you go to a gym for exactly that reason, to improve! No-one … Continue reading

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Fluid Balance

Any athlete should be able to deliver a lecture on the importance of fluid balance when training and competing. But that’s not what is on my mind right now. It’s that special strange ‘male bonding’ thing of ‘sharing the power’ … Continue reading

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Jaymee’s Big Challenge

It is usually my boy Leo and his confederate Chris that make the waves at Junior High School here: usually with their enthusiastic, shirtless and frankly brutalist approach to physical education! To the dismay of their classmates, most of the … Continue reading

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‘I’ve Got a Cunning Plan…’

…not Baldrick, from the UK TV success ‘Blackadder.’ The kids! We’ve taken our kids and their friends fully into our confidence about the forthcoming sale of the Anderton household and the consequent loss of the training cabin. So we’re on … Continue reading

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Body and Soul

Just over 13 years ago, Dave gave me his love (‘Oh, Tone – why did it take me so long to find you?’), his body (‘Tone, this is the time – f*** me.) and, I guess, his soul. And I … Continue reading

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Twelve Reasons…

As regular readers will be well aware, Dave and I are having to evaluate our options for the future. To stay in USA or to return to UK is the basic question, and it comes up whenever we are together … Continue reading

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