Author Archives: tonycavanagh

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...

Changeover Time

Summer camp half over for us, and some changes at the weekend. The two teen lads who have been teaching wrestling (and teaching Leo and Chris some wayward stuff in their tent!) have left us and, for this week only, their … Continue reading

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Solstice Story

‘Midsummer’ – allegedly. In solstice terms, yes: in practical terms, there’s a long way to go yet with the good weather! We hope. Even for the UK: A nice story from some readers of my books in the UK. “We … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

Yes: they all grow up! And not just gymnast boys, of course. I’m thinking about our kids: my Leo and Dave’s Jaymee. With us here are Leo’s best friend Chris, who has designs on Jaymee, and Jaymee’s best friend Karla, … Continue reading

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Fire Safety: Pause for Thought

This week’s news gives pause for thought. Firstly, for the souls who perished in both the London tower block fire and in the appalling forest fire in our newly adopted home country of Portugal. We cannot begin to imagine what … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost… and Regained…

We may be at summer camp in Tennessee, enjoying not only our own company but that of our very dear friends Zach and Ethan… but the ‘new job’ back in Portugal is still giving us plenty to do (and, to … Continue reading

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Four of a Kind (or of three kinds, even!)

Four young gymnasts there, training their bodies hard. Four of a kind – but not ne f the kinds I really had in mind for this post! But, having started that trend, here’s another four determined young lads… But we’re … Continue reading

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“Here’s One I Prepared Earlier…”

The title of this post fits this picture, I think… but it also reminds me of children’s TV and those things you were always encouraged to make “out of sticky-backed plastic”. In this case, it is because we are living … Continue reading

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From the Great Outdoors…

So we are now at Summer Camp, fulfilling our obligation to provide “instruction and entertainment” to some less than fully -fit young teens! And enjoying it, as I knew we would. Warm weather, wild swimming, open-air fitness, acrobatics and gym … Continue reading

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Some Days in the Gym

A few days in our former home in Tennessee means not only time in the private gym (see previous post!) but some time to catch up with the lads we used to teach gymnastics to… Some of them have come … Continue reading

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Reunions

Gyms and their changing rooms – places where good friends meet up to share their common fitness interests. So it is for us – re-engaging with all our fitness mates hereabouts in TN. There are, of course, eight other special … Continue reading

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