Monthly Archives: April 2014

Feel Good about Yourself

Recent comments here about enjoying male shirtlessness and getting irritated by people’s public phobias about it have provoked a few remarks by e-mail, both from guys locally (US) and abroad. Guys running shirtless and getting abusive things shouted at them, for … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday? Nope!

Temp hitting the 80s (F) yesterday and a full day of activities for all! Son Leo and friends Chris and Ryan spent the day at the public pool, trying to impress the girls from the middle school no doubt with … Continue reading

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Shirtless Gym

When I first came to Oak Ridge, Dave, his brother Pete and Pete’s partner Ivo quickly got me an introduction to very special gym. In many gyms, guys are obliged to wear a shirt or vest at all times. In … Continue reading

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Getting Up Speed

Our internet connection here in TN is awful. Our one in Wales UK sends the signal 68,000 miles before it finds its first server in South London, so that has a bit of an excuse for dragging its feet. But … Continue reading

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Pheromones Talking…

As many will know by now, there are nine other gay guys with whom I can share the love intimately – 5 loving couples who don’t move outside our special circle in terns of, erm, penetrative stuff. There – I … Continue reading

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The Long Good Friday

Ollie’s last full day with Leo and Chris before his family returns to UK. So a VERY full and physical day! Dave and I pulled the boys out of bed at 4.30am (ouch) to join our mate Gary in a … Continue reading

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Men and Boys

The visit of lifelong friend Colin and his family is approaching its end, and ‘Ryan’, the fourth member of the youthful ‘gang’ of fitness freaks has to leave on a visit to grandparents for Easter after the four of them … Continue reading

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Climbing Frame… or Zimmer Frame?

We’re being run ragged by four 12-year-olds (yes, Jaymee’s in there with the boys!) and their 10yo British protégé Ollie, here on vacation with his family. They challenged us to a “fun run” yesterday, which left me actually wheezing at … Continue reading

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Watching our Backs…

Our visitors (Colin and family) plus Steve’s family, plus our kids along with ‘Ryan’, son of ‘still-slightly-homophobic-dad’, went for a long hike in the Smokies yesterday whilst Dave and I put in a long coaching shift at the gymnastics center. … Continue reading

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Where Do You Keep Yours?

Some people just can’t train without listening to their music! Where do you keep yours………….? OK, there’s a reason for keeping your underwear on when others (us?!) might prefer to get rid of it! But then, we’re usually too busy … Continue reading

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