I do sometimes wonder what strange country I am living in when, in the so-called “First World” United States, we have a major city whose residents are place under a night-time curfew to try and stop them rioting and looting stores. This means Baltimore, following a death in Police custody.

Guys, this is 2015. Equal rights and all that? We’re supposed to be friends, remember?

Then I remembered that there were riots in London (in my home UK) after a guy died during a street protest following a confrontation with police. Several stores were looted and burned down…

Then I remembered a little more about the US civil war, and the tensions which have remained in our part of the USA to this day in regard to African Americans. And I also remembered that, good friend though the owner of our (sorry, his) private gym is, he won’t ever enrol anyone of whom he disapproves: it is all “invitation only”, and that particular ethnic group never get invited…

Dave and I have always taught our offspring Jaymee and Leo that the police are their friends, and there to help. Let’s hope that, here in Oak Ridge, things stay that way.

Found this recently:


I think that we should clarify that item 1 is not an invitation to go looting, but about pursuing your goals through legitimate methods!

Anyway, enough. If your goal is fitness, you are in the right place:



That looks suspiciously like naked gymnastics. The body free to express itself through performance…

As indeed does this, albeit not in your actual gymnasium…






I think that he’s rather pleased with that bicep… so he should be!




soccer player





Ah, the power of the street bars…

Sanya_Polozy_shoulder beef


If, however, you are herded off the streets tonight in Baltimore or anywhere else, there’s only one place you should go…


…or, of course, bed, with a good book…

The first part...The second part...Cover 3 Thumb

…and your perfect partner!




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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