Monsters from the West

Our touring schedule has been somewhat disrupted this week – including total WiFi wipeout – as a result of a huge storm which Northern CA. It did significant damage to the circus tent for a start, and we lost shows on two days – on the first day the potential audience was riding out the storm in their basements and, on the second day, digging themselves out of their basements…



…not our trailer, fortunately! (We have a converted bus anyway). And ours was not the only show locally to be disrupted…


…all courtesy of something called an ‘explosive cyclogenesis’, apparently. And, amazingly, back in my home country, UK, exactly the same thing at the same time! A similar event raising winds of 100mph plus across Scotland, blizzards, and 20-metre waves smashing up the coasts. Happily, our place Cefn Derwen, in Wales and well to the south of the epicentre, seems to be fine according to reports.

On top of all that, I was talking to a woman this morning who is convinced that, compared with the same time last year, the sun is setting in a different place according to what she can see out of her windows. Has something we didn’t notice knocked the Earth off its axis to cause all this mayhem?

Cover1 ThumbCover2 ThumbCover 3 ThumbMaybe we should all hunker down with a stiff drink and some good books to read? Maybe stay there until spring, in fact…

mancave11…I know, I’ve posted that before, but it seems more appropriate now than then!

Anyway, show as normal yesterday and two coming up today – and all five of us are out of here next Friday, after which some new acts move in, the show is re-rehearsed, and things move on after a few days gap (they are headed south); we’ll be on that long road trip back to TN with Chet at the wheel, bless him.

gay kissing 479Back to our more normal routine of coaching and training, and back to Dave….. YES!!


More pix we like coming up, then:

german gymnast

hunk 1






solid beef

That one raises a question, for guys who like to be seen shirtless (and don’t we?). Tummy hair. To shave or not to shave…? Tell me what you think after looking back over the pictures earlier in the post – and in earlier posts as well. This young guy just out of the shower shows a nice neat ‘trail’…


…whereas, this dude is ‘clean’…


Finally for today, I love the expression on this last guy’s face… and the body that goes with it. See you soon.

oh yes!


About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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