Colour (aka Color)


OK, joke over. That’s not what I meant in the title. Instead, a word of explanation relating to the several posts and resulting comments received in regard to my son’s new African-American friends Theo and Errol.

I have struggled with the terminology, at risk of offending some somewhere because what is in common usage and accepted in America is not necessary in common usage and accepted in Europe, and vice versa. So, in future, if I introduce any more such friends into these ramblings, they can be initially referred to as ‘People of Colour’. This from the BBC, the world’s best broadcasting organisation, on a programme I picked up today off their Radio 4 website. A phrase happily accepted by the many ‘people of colour’ who contributed to the programme.

So, hopefully, that will clear that up, with my apologies for any misunderstandings previously caused. End of subject!

The rest of today’s pictures reflect COLOUR (British spelling, sorry) in some way or other (as well as our customary fitness and athletic themes. We’ll start with blue and red.














Let’s add a little yellow:


(No, I have no idea…)



And, on that blue, yellow and red (yes, left foot) note, I have to stop for now. More colours (colors for true American readers – OK, I live here, I give in) and ‘Guys of Color’ to come in future posts!

A bit of local color recommended here:

Loving the Boy: ISBN 978-1-907732-30-0

The Power of Love: ISBN 978-1-907732-41-6

Against All Odds: ISBN 978-1-908645-35-7

And, finally, where we began…


Well, sort of!

See y’all soon.


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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2 Responses to Colour (aka Color)

  1. Platinumboy says:

    I loved the photos. Don’t be too disturbed by the complainers. Unfortunately, many people are trained from childhood to be angry about race. This is sad. Depending on the era, some group always hated another somewhere for some reason. Ignore them and just keep on being you.

  2. Pingback: Keeping On Being Me | Tony Cavanagh

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