Most people where I come from (UK), familiar with ‘cowboys and Indians’ movies, see Native Americans as “the bad guys” – taking scalps, killing indiscriminately, and so on. Well, if your territory was suddenly invaded by stranger folks with curiously pale skin who seemed intent in taking it off you, maybe you would react a little bit like that!
In the course of researching the fourth of my books, which is almost certainly going to be called ‘Let the Future Find Me’, I’ve learned a lot more about the rights – and wrongs – of the natives of my adopted country. In our little bit of Tennessee, they’re quite hard to find, at least in our circles. What I really need to understand better is how a young guy in the Native community would be treated if he outed himself as gay. I confess to certain assumptions. I may be wrong. My opening chapter sets the scene up in that respect, and I’ll willingly forward a draft of it to anyone who feels that they can help me to get the ‘balance’ right on this delicate matter! firstname.lastname@example.org
And in the meantime, I endorse the words of that blessing (above) as we turn to our customary ‘worship’ of the well-developed and fit male body.
And now the back view:
For anyone new to this blog, I mention three previous books on the subject of the pursuit of fitness (especially acrobatics), gay love, and circus life (including the bad times!)
With number four (which is fiction and separate from the others) there will be more than a million ‘words of Tone’ out there, in e-book format too. Scary. But so far, so good… if enough of you guys support the project by actually buying them!!
Meanwhile, we head for the gym:
Well, I’m in a bit of a rush right now, so just one more for today: enjoy!