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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...

Underwear, Over There

I’ve commented several times that there is an increasing tendency for boys, especially in Eastern Europe / Russia, to appear in public in their underwear when one might expect, say, Speedos or shorts. Swimming, including public beaches, weights gyms, etc. … Continue reading

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A Taste of Things To Come

We’re busy designing one of these! A gym with an open-air section. Actually, we’re designing two of them. Weights which won’t rust, a floor which won’t go soggy with the occasional shower, benches which won’t crack up in the sun… … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, In Other News…

Tired of hearing about our forthcoming move to Europe? Yeah, me too! Let’s talk about The Donald instead. ‘Groan’. OK, but this is something we shall be glad to get away from! All these Tweets! I ask you! We don’t … Continue reading

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Taking the Plunge…

…and hoping that we’ve made the right decision! Praying to the Gods might just help! So Dave and I have accepted jobs (identical, or joint, however you want to put it) on a new vacation development in southern Europe (the … Continue reading

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And the Answer Is…

…after a lot of anguished to-ing and fro-ing, and tying ourselves in knots… …feeling as though we have been standing on our heads all day, weighing up our options… …wrestling with our consciences… …no-one else could take the decision for … Continue reading

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Cartref

If it’s Sunday, it must be Wales. I am, briefly, with my parents in my own house, Cefn Derwen. Yng fy nghartref, as they say here. That’s after four days on the southern fringe of Europe learning about our new … Continue reading

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Imagine a Butterfly…

…that’s what this place is becoming known as, in the local language. We’re checking out a seriously interesting offer of a new job. So far, things are looking good, but there remain a lot of questions! First, let’s have an … Continue reading

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Why Us?

Yes, “Why Us?” Perhaps because we’ve a history of that: gymnastics, promoting fitness… who knows? We’re in Southern Europe, being a bit mysterious because we’ve been asked to be. This morning, having adjusted to GMT (now there’s a clue – … Continue reading

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Into The Unknown…

Actually, such things as shown there are in reality quite easy – if you practice enough! In our case, we are just on the verge of exploring a life-changing possibility after some 17 years in Tennessee – and some people … Continue reading

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A Turn of Events

Well, who would have thought it? I think I mentioned that Dave and I were feeling we were in a ‘rut’ and needed some time out. No sooner thought about – inconclusively – when in comes an e-mail from a … Continue reading

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